Itawamba Welcome Center to observe tourism week

National Tourism Week will be observed May 9, through May 17, 2009. The Itawamba County Welcome Center has special activities planned for each day.
* Saturday, May 9, 3 for 1 singers, Amanda Easley, Ashley Farris and Courtney Mann, 11 a.m. until 11:30; 2 p.m., until 3 p.m., Picking Up the Pieces, gospel singers.
* Sunday, May 10, Judy Ferguson, art which will remain at the welcome center throughout the week; 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Don Johnson, gospel singer.
* Monday, May 11, 10 a.m.until 2 p.m., Northeast MS Dulcimer Club; 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., Buffalo Park of Tupelo display and presentation;
* Tuesday, 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., Union County CVB/Bethany Dalton; 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., Delta Blues Museum/ Mae Smith; 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tenn-Tom Waterway/Ben Davis with water safety display;
* Wednesday, May 13, 12 p.m. until 3 p.m., Tupelo Main Street Assn./Elvis Presley Festival with Donna Oswalt; Dick Guyton with Elvis Presley birthplace; 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., Auto Museum, represented by Allen Daniel; 2 until 4 p.m., Tupelo CVB, Sharon McKissack; 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Oren Dunn Museum display by Rachelle Mathis; 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Isle of Capri of Lula, represented by Callie Clayton.
* Thursday, May 14, Jamie L. Whitten Historical Center with Garvin Gray; 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Stephanie Movre with Holly Springs CVB; 10 a.m.until 2 p.m., George Poteet History Center and the Mantachie Historical Society.
* Friday, May 15, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., MSU Extension Service and Romona Edge with health fair; 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Corinth CVB promoting attractions in Corinth; 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., West Point CVB with Amber Smith promoting Howlin Wolf Festival and the Mossy Oak Car Show;
* Saturday, May 16, Armed Forces Day, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tupelo Veteran Museum display of military memorabilia with Tony Lute and George Bogardis.
* Sunday, May 17, refreshments throughout the day.
Tourists will be served refreshments during the week. Mississippi mementos will be given to tourists.


Gaynell Jackson

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