Thursday, December 1, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

Family and friends gather for holidays

Thanksgiving dinner guests in the home of Susan, Jimmy and Rob Warren were Alexis and Clay Williams of Ocean Springs, Sally, Freddy and Cooper Permenter of Ripley, Mary Cates Permenter of Washington, D.C., Stacey and Bill Pace of Hattiesburg and Dorothy Warren of Holly Springs.

Billy and Tammy Cupp hosted a Thanksgiving dinner on Friday. Those who attended were Beverly and Shelby Fitch of Collierville, Tenn., Walker and Heather Cupp and children, Cade and Lexi, also of Collierville, Christopher and Jenny Cupp and daughter, Emma Grace, of Olive Branch., Becky Cupp and drop-in guests were Katy and Chris Barbour.

Andy Seale of Nashville, Tenn, and Hamilton Seale of Pensacola, Fla., were the Thanksgiving visitors of their parents, Ben and Robin Seale. Katy and Chris Barbour of Nashville, Tenn, were also guests in the Seale home.

Allen Crain of Atlanta, Ga., and Sara Crain of Jackson, enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays with their parents, Donald and Carey Crain.

Mike and Jacque Kazemba and children, Hallie, Drew and Will, travelled to Dallas, Texas over the Thanksgiving holidays to spend time with Mike’s family.

Jean Ann and Blanton Jones hosted their children and grandchildren for Thanksgiving. Those who attended were Christy Jones from Jackson, the Steve Jones family from Birmingham, Ala., the Priebe family from Plano, Texas and Kenneth and Becky Jones. They also had four family birthdays, which they celebrated on Friday with a special birthday dinner.

Lou Jones had her daughters with her for Thanksgiving, Camille Valentine of Collierville, Tenn., and Leigh Lowery from Bossier City, La.

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Marco and Tungyel Findley of Olive Branch proudly announce the birth of their first child, a son, Marco Antwurne Findley II, born Oct. 6, 2005 at Baptist Hospital for Women in Memphis, Tenn. He weighed eight pounds, six ounces and was 21 inches long.
Marco II is welcomed home by his maternal grandparents, William and Linda Malone and great-grandmother Modena Malone, all of Holly Springs.

Also welcoming the new baby are paternal grandparents Henry and Shirley Garrett of Seoul, Korea and great-grandmother Nadie Mae Findley of Como.

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

MC Museum has great stocking stuffers

There is no time like the present to start your Christmas shopping and there is no better place to get those stocking stuffers than the Marshall County Historical Museum. We have several new toys that are just perfect for your child’s stocking. If you are looking for those inexpensive items to round out Christmas morning, then come see us. We have a wonderful variety of wooden puzzles, Civil War fighting figures, flying dinosaurs, telescopes for those little pirates, marshals’ badges, yo-yos, and bags of marbles with the big shooter marbles and much more. All of these are available for $2 or less and make perfect gifts for those Christmas gifts for schools and parties.

If you are looking for a perfect gift for someone who is a little older, then you must see our variety of vintage items or our collection of Mississippi brand souvenirs like letter openers, book markers, flags, locally made scented soaps along with note cards showing the wonderful houses and country scenes in and around Holly Springs.

These are perfect for sending out of town to that person who needs a special gift. In addition you can send them one of our books on Holly Springs or Mississippi. We have wonderful books depicting the history and provenance of our town; diaries of Holly Springs’ residents and soldiers. We even have DVDs for that Civil War history buff. There are books here on the history of the architecture of Holly Springs and also the history of how our town came to be. These make wonderful coffee table books and give the reader hours of enjoyment. So if you are looking for that special gift that you can be proud of giving, come and see us; we have something for everyone.

If you need a special gift right away, why not take the “17th annual Christmas in Holly Springs” tour? What better way than to treat yourself and a friend to a day of entertainment than to take the tour of the magnificent homes here in Holly Springs? The tour is on December 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday). Tickets for this event are $30.

There will be a cantata in the historical Methodist Church on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and then you can walk on over to the Christmas Parade on the Square at 5 p.m.

You can call the Marshall County Historical Museum (662 252-7977) or come by at 111 Van Dorn Avenue for more details. You don’t have to go far; there is a lot to do here in Holly Springs.

17th annual Holly Springs Christmas Tour of Homes

Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

The 17th annual Holly Springs Christmas Tour of Homes will be held December 3 and 4, on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The cost of the tickets is $30 each.

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