Fall has arrived and the fifth homecoming celebration in Coffeeville is around the corner.
The Coffeeville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Celebrate Coffeeville 2013 Day and North Missis-sippi Wildlife Exhibit /Show on Saturday, October 5.
Chamber members have been busy working to put together a fun day on Front Street for the public to enjoy. The day’s activities get underway at 9 a.m. with a welcome from the mayor and chamber, the National Anthem, the Tiny Day Care Performers, and the Coffeeville High School cheerleaders will lead the crowd in cheers.
Front Street will be filled with arts and crafts booths, as well as booths pertaining to anything to do with hunting, fishing, and wildlife. Food vendors will abound to entice hungry event goers, as they are entertained with music all day from the bandstand.
The class reunion area will bring those eager to visit with old friends, as classmates pitch their tents in the reunion area. Children will be able to again enjoy the children’s play area, where games and blowups will be a popular stop for the day. Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries will have Waldo Cleland, five time national archery champion on hand to entertain children and adults; the Fish Hatchery booth, as well as hunter safety information and other wildlife related activities. The Corps of Engineers will host a fun booth for all to stop by.
New to this year’s event will be a Best of the Hunt Big Buck Mount Contest, a Hunter’s Dream Stuffed Mount Contest, (which will include any stuffed mount), a Best Fisherman’s Catch of the Day, (which will include any stuffed marine mount) and Best Winged Mount (which will include any hunted bird).
Mounts need to be entered by 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to be in the contest. Prizes and cash will be awarded. The Chamber will also sponsor a Crazy Camo Kid’s Contest for children ages 12 and under, who dress in their hunting apparel for the day. Have your child at the bandstand by 11 a.m. to enter the contest.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories–ages 4 and under, ages 5-6, ages 7-8, and ages 9-12. Three great bands have been enlisted to entertain the crowd during the day, as well as musical talent from others, who will appear on stage all during the day’s events.
The sounds of The Sharecroppers, a Yalobusha favorite; Slufoot Louy; rising star Jacob King; You Tube and CMT star Allen Tribble; and our own local, excellent talent will wow the crowd. The Jax Nassar Band, a frequent entertainer at Ground Zero, will perform during the Front Street Dance to end the day’s activities from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Yalobusha Historical Society will also host an open house during the day. Make plans to visit them for an interesting look back into the history of Yalobusha County.
If you haven’t signed up for booth space and are still interested in doing so, call the Chamber at 662-675-8385. Limited space is still available for arts and crafts, food vending, and any vendors pertaining to hunting and fishing of wildlife.
Event t-shirts are available for purchase from the Chamber for $15 Adult and children sizes are available at The Drug Store and Coffeeville Insurance Agency.
Chamber members are selling tickets for a gun raffle for $2 per chance or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased from Chamber members and will be on sale at the Chamber tent during the event day. The drawing will be at 6 p.m., jut prior to the Front St. Dance. The winner will have a choice of a Remington shotgun or a Remington deer rifle.
Sponsors for this year’s Celebrate Coffeeville Day and North Mississippi Wildlife Exhibit/Show include:
Delta Distributors, Mechanics Bank, Seven Oaks Funeral Home, Coffeeville Insurance Agency, Inc. – Tyler Wortham, The Drug Store – Joe Bourn, Dale Thornton Engineering – Chattanooga, Tenn., The Coffeeville Courier, Yalobusha County Historical Society, State Farm Insurance – Hilly Griffin, Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association, Mike Thornton – Land Surveyor, Renasant Bank, Bill Rowsey Telephone Service and the Coffeeville Chamber of Commerce
The chamber members are excited to again host a fun day in Coffeeville. They are requesting that area citizens make a big effort to clean up-fix up their property to make the town look awesome as those visiting come to Coffeeville on October 5.