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Fourth annual Chunky River Raft Race & Festival

Chunky Shoals Fish Camp ... on the Chunky River
CHUNKY, MISS. - Chunky Shoals Fish Camp will be hosting the fourth annual Chunky River Raft Race &
Festival on Saturday, June 4 on the Chunky River at 10:00 a.m.
Many events will be held including a 5K charity float, rubber duck race, festival auction and the river raft
race. With this year’s theme of Rafting Rocks, the day will be filled with fun and fellowship for the whole
family. In addition to the events on the river, there will be other activities for families to enjoy such as the
kid’s zone, arts and crafts, and live music.
“With the support of our sponsors, we are proud to once again host the Chunky River Raft Race & Festival
with the first ever Chunky River 5K Race for charity benefitting Alzheimer’s Mississippi and The Wounded
Warrior Project,” said Rick Lewis, co-owner of the Chunky Shoals Fish Camp.
The Chunky River Raft Race & Festival will begin at the Chunky Shoals Fish Camp and end at Point Road
Landing due to the Tatum Landing in Chunky being closed. The float is approximately three miles, and,
depending on the paddler and water levels, will take one to three hours.
The Chunky River Raft Race & Festival mission statement is to promote outdoor family fun in their natural
environment setting. The goal is to raise awareness for the environment and local watershed while promoting
two great charities - The Alzheimer’s Association and the Wounded Warrior Project.
In the last three years, the Chunky River Raft Race & Festival raised over $8,000 for local non-profit organizations.
This year, a goal of $8,000 in donations has been placed to be raised from the raft race, 5K river
race for charity, rubber duck race for the Wounded Warrior Project, festival auction for the Alzheimer’s Association
and promotional item sales.
A grand prize trophy of $200 will be awarded to the most creative and innovative raft. First, second, and third
place trophies will be awarded for each class - kayak, canoe, and raft.
The Chunky River Raft Race & Festival is proud to support local first responders such as Lauderdale and
Newton and Clarke County Emergency Management Agencies, Volunteer Fire Departments, and Volunteer
First Responders.
“This year, we are hosting a tri-county multi-agency first responder training effort during the raft race,” Lewis
said. “These are the men and women that we never see until disaster happens. Training and cooperation
between agencies will enhance the public safety when disaster hits.”
The 5K river race will begin at 10:30 a.m., and all proceeds will go to participants’ charity of choice, Alzheimer’s
Association or Wounded Warrior Project.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Mississippi is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of
research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia
Chunky Shoals Fish Camp to Host Fourth Annual Chunky River Raft Race & Festival
through the promotion of brain health.
Alzheimer’s Mississippi, Inc. provides care and support for Mississippians affected by Alzheimer’s disease
while advancing statewide research in pursuit of a cure. We provide vital services and support to individuals,
caregivers, and families in all 82 counties in Mississippi. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease, visit
www.alzms.org.
The profits from the rubber duck race as well as part of the 5K river race will benefit the Wounded Warrior
Project whose vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wouded service members
in our nation’s history.
The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and to help with the needs of injured
service members. Thanks to the support of people who donate to the cause, 100,000 warriors and their
families will be served. For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.
org.
“We want to thank our sponsors, customers and the community for their continued support,” Lewis said.
“Without the support of local business, we would not be able to give back to the community.”
Premier sponsors for the Chunky River Raft Race & Festival include Bank Plus, Magnolia Beverage Company,
and WTOK-TV.
“We want to make this the most successful event ever and show support for these great charities as well as
respecting our environment and recognizing the first responders,” Lewis said. “We are passionate about
each of these organizations and what they represent.”
For more information on the Chunky River Raft Race & Festival, visit www.chunkyshoalsfishcamp.com, or
call 601.655.8311

Contact: Rick Lewis
601.655.8311



The 63rd Annual Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival ...

See Schedule of Events and locations
The 63rd Annual Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
Meridian City Hall Green - May 6th and May 7th


Tuesday, May 3rd, 5:30 p.m. Industrial Heritage Museum(Soule’} Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, May 5th, Meridian Little Theatre, Highway 39, Mississippi Premier of “Jimmie Rodgers: America’s Blue Yodeler” The play will also be presented May 6,7,9,10 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 8th at 2:00 p.m.,
Friday, May 6th 5:00 p.m. Meridian City Hall Green JRMF OPENS Music from 6-10 featuring Cedric Burnside, The Marcus King Band and Blackberry Smoke
Saturday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. MSU Riley Center Music Symposium featuring Merle Haggard Remembers Jimmie with Frank Mull and Paul Burch, Meridian Rising
Saturday, May 7, 12:00 Gates open Meridian City Hall Green
Saturday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. Jimmie Rodgers Talent Final Competition
Saturday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Great musical lineup featuring Big Sandy and The Fly Rite Boys, James McMurtry, Elizabeth Cook, Keller Williams, The Lone Bellow, Billie Joe Shaver,and Grammy winner Lucinda Williams.

Betty Lou Jones, President
The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation
bebestuartjones@comcast.net
601-917-4344



59/Twenty Music Fest ... 2016

City Hall on the Greens Meridian, MS
59/Twenty Music Fest featuring ...
John Michael Montgomery and many other performers.
This is a benefit for the Care Lodge

59twenty.com


Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival

Meridian City Hall Green
Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
May 6th & 7th
Meridian City Hall Green

(601) 917-4344

(601) 917-4344


LOOSE CABOOSE FESTIVAL

Historic Downtown Newton, MS
LOOSE CABOOSE FESTIVAL ...
March 25th & 26th
March 25th - Good Friday "Free Concert" 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Continues Marcy 26th with crafts - food - car show and many other attractions ...

For complete times and schedules ... newtonchamberms.com


26th FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 4415 ROYAL ROAD MERIDIAN
26th FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
4415 ROYAL ROAD
MERIDIAN

BAZAAR HOURS 9am - 2pm
FISH PLATES served 11am - 2pm

601-482-6220



601-482-6220



The Young Professionals of Meridian announce 59Twenty Music Fest Lineup

See Schedule
The Young Professionals of Meridian ....
We are pleased to announce our 2015 59Twenty Music Festival Lineup!!
Tickets are officially on sale! $20 in advance, $30 day of event.
http://59twentymusicfestival.bpt.me/

On The Main Stage
The Wailers
Drivin N Cryin
Black Pistol Fire
Old Southwest

On The Local Stage
The Mississippi Shakedown
Storage 24

Please join us for a great day of music and fun in downtown Meridian
while benefiting a great cause in theCare Lodge Domestic Abuse Shelter!





39th Year Anniversary of The Park Fall Festival- Maynor Creek Reservoir

Maynor Creek Reservoir Waynesboro, MS
Maynor Creek Reservoir in Wayneboro will host the 39th Annual
Park Fall Festival
Nov. 22nd at Maynor Creek Reservoir
Beginning at 10:00 am
Admission for the day will only be $1.50 per person
Pleanty of vendors, music, food and other entertainment.
For info ... (601) 735-4365 or (601) 410-7507




Butler Fest

Butler, AL
Butler Fest 2014 ... Where Pigs Fly !
This family event is scheduled for Oct. 9th - Oct. 11th
Farious events, games, food and entertainment.
Call the Butler, AL Chamber of Commerce at ...
(205) 459-3459
\or Darla Baily at (205) 459-3795




St Joseph Catholic Church Annual October Festival

Oct 4, 2014 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

St Joseph Catholic Church 1914 18th Ave. Meridian, MS
Health Fair, White Elephant Store, Country Store, Fun Games for Children and Bar B Que and Fish Plates.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Rhonda G. Carr
601-693-1321



26th Annual FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 4415 ROYAL ROAD MERIDIAN, MS
26th Annual FALL FEST / CATFISH FEAST
Saturday, September 27th
9 AM ~ 2 PM
Bazaar ~ crafts, baked goods, frozen foods, jams, jellies, pickles, etc.
Fish plates (fish fillets, hushpuppies, cole slaw, french fries)
$8.00 plates served from 11 AM ~ 2 PM
A quilt . . . hand-quilted, will be given away @ 2PM for $1.00 per ticket

JONES MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
4415 ROYAL ROAD
MERIDIAN, MS
601-482-2660




Fall Festival and Catfish Feast

Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church 4415 Royal Road Meridian, MS
Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church of Meridian invites you to their annual Fall Festival and Catfish Feast, Sept. 27th from 9 - 2 pm
(601) 482-6220




Late Fall Festival

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 600 11th Ave. Meridian, MS
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Meridian will have their
annual Late Fall Festival, Dec. 8th beginning at 6 pm
Hosted by: Senior Choir Members
(601) 485-5816 Rev. Zacary Finley, pastor




5th Annual Gourd Festival

Sep 13, 2008 - Sep 20, 2008 See below

Festival will be at the farm of Jerry and Ray Davis, Collinsville, Miss. Sept. 20, 2008 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Classes and craft booths will be available, as will food and music.



For more information call 601-737-5333.