Corinth board keeps officers, hands out grants

Corinth_Tourism_Homepage_sliced_03The Associated Press

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau voted this past week to retain its current board officers and also agreed to four funding requests.

The Daily Corinthian reported that Russell Smith, president; Pauline Sorrell, vice president; and Sandy Mitchell, treasurer; were all re-elected to their positions for the next fiscal year.

Members of the seven-person board agreed to almost $5,000 in funding requests.

The board gave $1,000 to the Magnolia Car Club to advertise its annual car show scheduled for the same weekend as the annual Hog Wild Festival in October.

“We are the oldest car club in the state,” said the club’s Rick Kelley. “During the show, we pull cars in from Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi and usually have around 130 cars.”

Main Street Corinth received $3,000 of a $5,000 request for the Hog Wild Festival.

“We want to expand who we target this year,” Main Street Director Taylor Coombs told the board.

The Crossroads Poetry Project got $750 for an event it is set to have at the Contraband Camp on Nov. 2.

“We just begun our sixth season and are wanting to pull people in,” said club spokesman Autry Davis. “We are growing every year.”

The Corinth Rotary Club will receive $1,000 for its 5th Annual Austin’s Shoes Run with Rotary 5K on Oct. 5.

Rotary’s 3.1-mile run through downtown Corinth raises money for its numerous projects.