|Penny Hawks Frazier, festival chair, and Don Embry, director of Parks and Recreation, discuss banner placement for the Kid's Fest area.|
|The Festival Committee begins work in January.|
Why, I asked? Because it is obvious that we love Senatobia. Our Facebook page last week reached 3,700 people, with 548 of them actively engaged in the posts. Not only are native Senatobians interested in the Revitalization and Restoration of Downtown, but also newcomers to the area.
Response from the community has been unbelievable. Sponsors were proud to be a part of this new effort. Volunteers, almost 100 of them, signed up for the many jobs required for a festival of this type.
|One of the many vendors, Frugal Frocks, from Senatobia.|
Nothing would make me happier than to see this festival blow a breeze of renewal into our community. From here, there are so many possibilities.
Come out Friday night for the Downtown Dash, crawfish and shrimp boil and other great food, and entertainment by Mark "Mule Man" Massey, The Burning Magnolias, and Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster.
Saturday you can visit nearly 75 arts and crafts vendors, listen to more great entertainment, go to the car show, check out the food court, and see the vastly-improved Kid's Fest activities. It's gonna be great! Rain or shine.
|Lane and Susan Tutor at the 2012 May Fair. Tutor has been the |
longest participating arts and crafts vendor since the original festival began 20 years ago.
|Glenda Neal, TCEDF, and Volunteer Kay Minton, sort directional signs.|