Cancer benefit for local family
A Jamie Evans Family Cancer Benefit will be held starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sep. 25, 2021, at the Carmack School Building on Hwy. 35 North. An auction will be held at 2 p.m. BBQ will be available starting at 4 p.m. and Gospel bands, including Munson’s Crossing, Gypsy Wind, Mary Jordon and Joyful Quartet will perform starting at 5 p.m. Local Modern Woodmen of America members are sponsors of the fundraiser and will match up to $2,500 of proceeds raised during the event. For more information, call Debbie Evans Beevers at (662) 588-6089.
McCool fish fry Oct. 2
The McCool volunteer fire department will have a fish fry Oct. 2 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per plate, dine in or carry out. Contact Larry Wheeless at (662) 582-6863 for more information.
Harvest Festival 2021
What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than a good old-fashioned fall Harvest Festival! October 9, 2021, marks the 69th annual Harvest Festival sponsored by the French Camp Community Club. The fundraiser benefits the local churches as well as FCA.
The main attraction is the Auction where you can bid on handmade items— arts, crafts, quilts, squirrel feeders, furniture, picture frames, and more. Shop the Country Store for jellies and jams, sweet treats, and other homemade and handmade goodies. The Historical District will be filled with traditional arts and crafts demonstrations. Enjoy watching the sorghum mill before buying some to take home. Children will delight in horseback and buggy rides and lots of good food will be available.
Bring the entire family for this fun day.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 2, if you enjoyed hearing Mack Allen Smith and the Flames at the Carrollton Community House, The Town and Country Club in Greenwood, or one of the many other venues where they thrilled audiences with their rockabilly country music through the years. At 10 a.m. in front of the Carrollton Courthouse, a Mississippi Historic Marker honoring Mack Allen and the Flames will be unveiled as part of the Pioneer Day Music on The Square. The marker will be installed in front of the Community House before they play Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit with Mack Allen and the Flames at the Courthouse or to hear them once again at the Community House.
While you are at the Courthouse, enjoy the Cobbins Brothers, the Como Sisters, the Slayton Family, the Bear Marsh MB Choir, and emcee for the day Benny Rigby. Bring your chair and sit a while to enjoy the music. Or take a walk around the Square to find gifts from our vendors. Be sure to find the Antiquities Society booth early and buy your limited-edition Christmas ornament featuring the Cotesworth Library. Your nose will lead you to our wonderful food prepared by Small Time Hot Dogs, D & P Concessions, and Guy’s Catfish. Or walk around town with our free Walking Tour app to learn about the architecture and history of so many of the historic buildings in Carrollton. Visit the Merrill Museum across from the Courthouse and see the Country Music Trail and Writers Trail markers and our new Carroll County Musicians & Their Music. All the music events, walking tour app, and Museum are free, but donations are appreciated.