On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. This month in 2017, the state will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood. In recognition of this bicentennial year, the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will bury a Time Capsule near the local chamber office building.
Created by chamber member Joey Hastings of Sartain’s Home & Auto, the capsule will be opened in twenty-five years, in the year 2042. The public is invited to the Time Capsule ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 29, at the Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce office building on Main Street.