MBCI Sponsors Cultural Festival

A performing arts festival arts is on its way to Neshoba County. The Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations, also known as 'ECHO', brings the festival to Philadelphia. Feb. 23. It's sponsored by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

The festival will spotlight six different cultures including Hawaiian, Eskimo and Choctaw.

"There is a Web site as for where they can go in and get curriculum as far as teachers. They can do all that and it's basically important to Choctaw because we need to continue to learn," said Curtis Willis.

In all, the festival will make about a dozen stops throughout the nation.

There is no charge for festival. The public performance will be next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia/Neshoba Arts Theatre (old Ellis Theatre).

Other performances:

Choctaw Tribal Schools: Standing Pine, Pearl River, Tucker and Conehatta Schools, Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the Philadelphia/Neshoba Arts Theatre.

Neshoba Central High School, for 300 to 400 participants, Tuesday at
1 p.m. at the school gym.

Choctaw Tribal Schools: Bogue Chitto, Red Water and Choctaw Central Middle School, Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Philadelphia/Neshoba Arts Theatre

Choctaw Tribal Schools: Choctaw Central High School, Alternative/OTC, Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Philadelphia/Neshoba Arts Theatre.

For more information, call 601-398-7660, or click on the link below.

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