Selected Community Events


The Old School Arts Festival

Apr 5, 2013 - Apr 6, 2013 6:00p.m.

Old Carthage Elementary School
A weekend of music, arts and fanfare await the Old Carthage Elementary School on April 5th and 6th. The Leake County Foundation will be sponsoring the Old School Arts Festival featuring musical entertainment including the Ac’cents from East Central Community College and the Leake Central High School Jazz Band on Friday night April 5th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Saturday night will feature several local groups including Rev. Demetrius Cross beginning at 6:00 p.m. Topping off the night will be a performance by ECCC’s Collegians. In addition to the music, there will be an Art Show featuring local artist’s along with a silent auction. There will be pottery, photography, Choctaw basket weaving and bead work, and paintings from oils and pastels to water colors. The doors will open for the Art Show at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for the two day event are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students; one night only tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Tickets are available at the Leake County Chamber of Commerce, Carthage City Hall, The Bakery and Café and the Carthage Main Street Office. All proceeds from the event will go to the purchase of stage curtains and further restoration efforts of the Old Elementary School. For more information you can call 601-267-6764 or go to the Foundation’s Facebook page at
Russell Baty, 601-267-6764,