Tupelo neighborhood meetings
Lee Acres: Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m., Lawndale Presbyterian Church.
MENDED HEARTS MEETING: The Tupelo – Chapter 97 dinner/meeting of Mended Hearts will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, room 21, first floor, NMMC East Tower. Meal cost $11. Reservations are needed. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month.
HISTORICAL/GENEALOGICAL MEETING: The Northeast Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28 in the Helen Foster Auditorium, Lee County Library, 219 North Madison. Edwina Carpenter, director of Brice’s Crossroads National Battlefield and Visitors Center in Baldwyn will present a program on the Civil War battleground and the upcoming Civil War re-enactment planned in June. The public is invited. Call Susie Dent at 662-844-2307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PLANTERSVILLE TOWN MEETING: The city of Plantersville will hold a town meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at the Plantersville Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of a self-help grant and renovations to the community center. Call Plantersville Town Hall at 844-2012 for more information.
QUEEN FOR A KING PAGEANT: The Elvis Presley Festival will host the Queen for a King Pageant at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29 in the Lawhon Elementary auditorium. Open to female contestants age 21 and under; categories for each age group. Applications may be picked up at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association Office, 108 South Broadway Street or by calling 841-6598 or by visiting www.tupeloelvisfestival.com. Deadline is May 22. Call 680-3288 or 841-6598 for information.
POKER RUN FUNDRAISER: Crye-Leike Realtors of Tupelo is hosting a motorcycle poker run fundraiser Saturday, May 30. The motorcycle run benefits Relay For Life. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Cyre-Leike parking lot, 2000 North Gloster. For details and registration contact Stacey Sandlin at (662) 680-9355 or email@example.com.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER: The North Lee Civitan Club will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Mayfield Church of Christ located on Highway 145 just north of Mobile Street in Saltillo. The breakfast plates will sell for $5 with the proceeds from the event going to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event will begin at 7 a.m. and run until 9:30 or when the last family leaves. Contact Debi Golebiewski for tickets in advance or Pay at the door. For more information call Debi at (662) 869-3250.
DANCE FOR A CURE: The American Cancer Society will host a “Dance for a Cure” Saturday, May 30 at the Saltillo Community Center between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The event is open to all ages with music from the ’50s all the way to today’s hits, all music will be family friendly plus our DJ will be Kevin Russell. Only $5 at the door and hamburger plates will be available. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.
SALTILLO PUMP PARK DEDICATION: The Saltillo Historical Committee will host a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31 on the corner of Mobile and Second Street for Pump Park. The old pump has been fully restored and is in working order. Saltillo’s Historical Committee worked with the town of Saltillo to get the new pump going and the park dedicated. The Simmons Sisters will pump the first water. Jacob Brock will provide entertainment and refreshments will be served.
CANNING/FREEZING PROGRAM: The Lee County Extension Service will be offering a program on canning and freezing food on Tuesday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Presenters will be MSUES area agents Linda Wilemon and Judith Ward. Call the Extension Office at 841-9000 to sign-up for one of these sessions.
VERONA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The Verona Heritage Festival will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.. Saturday, June 6 at College and Main streets. Pancake breakfast from 6 until 10 a.m., opening ceremony, motorcycle poker run, pet parade, Vernon and Gladys Presley’s marriage re-enactment, entertainment, food. Call 401-4946 or 213-4297 for information.
CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENTS: The re-enactment of the battles of Brice’s Crossroads and Tupelo will be Friday, June 12; Saturday, June 13; and Sunday, June 14, with Confederate and Union camps open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrations. Discovery Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday for ages 8 to 13. Downtown parade at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Battle of Brice’s Crossroads will be at 2 p.m. Saturday; Battle of Tupelo will be 2 p.m. Sunday. Parking available at Brice’s Crossroads Visitors Center. For information visit www.bricescrossroads.com or call 365-3969.
RELAY FOR LIFE CONCERT: The Saltillo Community Center will host the Relay for Life Gospel Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 12. This a free concert featuring Heaven Highway, Saving Grace, Southern Image and The Holloway Family. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society
HANK WILLIAMS JR. CONCERT: Hank Williams Jr. will appear in concert July 18 at the BancorpSouth Arena. He will be joined by Dierks Bentley. Tickets are $59.50 and $35 plus service charge. Call 841-6528 for information.
Submit your event information to the County Calendar by mail to Lee County Neighbors, P.0. Box 909, Tupelo, MS 38802; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to 842-2233; or in person at the Daily Journal office, 1242 South Green, Tupelo.