Birthplace to show thanks to Elvis fans

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Elvis Presley Birthplace will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day on Tuesday.
The 10:45 a.m. ceremony will begin with opening remarks given by Henry Dodge, chairman of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation. The invocation will be by St. Mark United Methodist Church Rev. Donny Riley, and the national anthem will be sung by Larry Montgomery of the Tupelo Police Department.
Colors will be presented by Tupelo Police and Fire departments, and Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed, Jr., will welcome guests.
Fans can enjoy entertainment from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. by Kay Bain and the Mornin’ Show Band, The Landmarks, a local gospel quartet; and native Tupeloans will share their real-life stories of growing up with Elvis.
Lunch will be served across the street from the birthplace at the St. Mark Family Life Center. Door prizes will be given away throughout the lunch.
Reduced-price tickets to the birthplace, museum and Assembly of God Church are available throughout the day, and all other events are free to the public.
For more information, call (662) 841-1245 or visit

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