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60TH ANNIVERSARY JIMMIE RODGERS FESTIVAL IS GIANT SUCCESS!

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60TH ANNIVERSARY JIMMIE RODGERS FESTIVAL IS GIANT SUCCESS!

WOW! WHAT A TEAM EFFORT! WHAT A TEAM! WE REALLY WORKED HARD AND OUR HARD WORK SHOWED OFF FROM THURSDAY –SATURDAY! WE REPRESENTED JIMMIE AND OUR MISSION IN THE BEST LIGHT POSSIBLE! IN SPITE OF THE WEATHER WE HAD A GOOD NIGHT WITH ROOTS N BLUES ON THURSDAY! THE SYMPOSIUM WAS FABULOUS! THE RILEY CENTER REALLY DID US PROUD WITH LOTS OF MENTIONS OF JIMMIE RODGERS FROM DENNIS AT RILEY AND FROM THE TIME JUMPERS AND VINCE GILL. THE TALENT SHOW WAS GREAT! ARTS AND CRAFTS GREAT ! CAR SHOW WAS WONDERFUL! VENDORS GREAT! PARADE MADE ME HAVE CHILLS! JIMMIE’S JAM WAS SUPERB! THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY BOARD MEMBER WHO PULLED THEIR WEIGHT AND MADE THIS COME TOGETHER AND HAPPEN! ALL IN ALL WE “DONE GOOD!”.



SPECIAL THANKS TO RICHARD FERGUSON FOR HIS FANTASTIC LEADERSHIP AS FESTIVAL CHAIRMAN! BIG THANK YOU TO JOSH TAYLOR FOR HIS HARD WORK AS CO-CHAIRMAN AND HIS WORK ON PR! THANKS TO RON HARPER FOR A GREAT CAR SHOW AND PARADE AS WELL AS VAN MAC FOR HIS HELP! THANKS TO JENNIFER TAYLOR FOR BEING A GREAT VOLUNTEER CHAIR AND HER MANY STEPS! THANKS TO BILLY DUCKWORTH FOR GOOD VENDORS AND LOTS OF ORGANIZATION IN THAT! THANKS TO BARBARA WATSON FOR GREAT COORDINATION OF THE QUEENS, TALENT SHOW, AND MANY OTHER DUTIES! THANKS TO STACEY FOR GOOD ARTS AND CRAFTS, T-SHIRT AND CD SALES AND LOTS MORE! THANKS TO COOPER FOR HIS HARD WORK ON SPONSORSHIPS! THANKS TO KEN FLINT FOR LOTS OF GOOD PICTURES AND MUCH MUSCLE ON SETTING UP! THANKS TO RICK COURTNEY FOR THURSDAY AND OTHER DUTIES! THANKS TO BRAD GARRETT FOR JUKE JOINT COORDINATION AND MANY OTHER TASKS! THANKS TO CAROLYN SMITH FOR HER HARD WORK IN KEEPING UP WITH OUR MONEY! THANKS TO SHINE POGUE FOR HER CONSTANT WATCH OVER OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE NEEDS FOR HOSPITALITY! THANKS TO SCOTT STEVENS FOR EMCEEING THE TALENT SHOW! HE DID A GREAT JOB AND WOULD HAVE BEEN WITH US MORE EXCEPT FOR HIS OSCAR WINNING PERFORMANCE IN BYE BYE BIRDIE(HE IS OUR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE THEATRE PART OF OUR WORLD THE MERIDIAN LITTLE THEATRE). THANKS TO GREG HATCHER FOR HIS MUSEUM COORDINATION AND ON GOING SUPPORT. (He had a big wedding reception at Soule and that required his presence non stop from Thursday-Saturday with caterers. Brides and grooms, mothers of the bride, etc. after all that is his job responsibility and he had to be there but he did slip away to attend the Symposium on Friday. )



I CAN NOT BEGIN TO MENTION ALL THAT EVERYONE DID! JUST KNOW THAT WE ARE APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN MAKING THE 60TH A GREAT SUCCESS! FOR LACK OF BETTER WORDS “ THANKS FOR AND TO EACH OF YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU DID!!!”



THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS! THEY WERE GREAT!



THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! We could not do this without them!



THANKS TO THE CITY OF MERIDIAN! WOW! TIM MILLER! JERRY RICKS! DAVID SHARP! MAYOR CHERI BARRY! MERIDIAN CITY COUNCIL! CASEY NULL! WHAT WOULD WE HAVE DONE WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT!



THANKS TO TOURISM! THEY WERE GREAT CHEERLEADERS ALL THE WAY! THE $15,000 MADE OUR MARKETING POSSIBLE!



WTOK-TV REALLY BLEW IT OUT FOR US! THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR WTOK-TV AND TIM WALKER, CHIP SCARBOROUGH, CHRISTIAN MONSOUR, BRADY RUSHING, DEANA DAY, WADE PHILLIPS, SHEILA MCLAIN, ANDREA WILLIAMS, THOMAS BURTON, JOHN JOHNSON, AND THE WHOLE TEAM AT WTOK! WE REALLY APPRECIATE THEM AND THEIR SPONSORSHIP!



THANKS TO THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THEIR CONTINUING SUPPORT!



THANKS TO OUR MEDIA SPONSORS! THEY REALLY DID A GREAT JOB OF PROMOTIONS!



THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY JIMMIE RODGERS FESTIVAL IS HISTORY NOW! IT WILL BE MARKED IN THE HISTORY OF JIMMIE RODGERS AND MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI AS A GREAT SUCCESS DUE TO MANY REASONS THE FOREMOST BEING THE HARD WORKING BOARD AND ITS MANY PARTNERS!

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