Entertainment announced for First Responders’ Dinner

By Staff and Press Reports

Sounds of the blues will be heard at the 5th Annual First Responders Dinner on Friday, March 4 at the Choctaw County Community Center.

The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce announces that the Stormy Monday Blues Band will be the entertainment for the night.

Stormy Monday is a down home Blues band based out of Starkville, MS. Along with their original tunes, they pay tribute to all the greats from Albert King and SRV to Muddy Waters, and everyone in between. Based in Starkville, they’re all from the great state of Mississippi where the Blues was born, and love to get out and share that music anywhere they can. As they like to say, Have Blues Will Travel!

The Stormy Monday Blues Band will perform at the 5th Annual First Responders Dinner on Friday, March 4 at the Choctaw County Community Center.

The Stormy Monday Blues Band will perform at the 5th Annual First Responders Dinner on Friday, March 4 at the Choctaw County Community Center.

“The Chamber is excited to offer something different this year and we look forward to a great night of celebration as it marks our fifth year to show appreciation to our local first responders,” said Donna McKay, Chamber Director.

Stormy Monday Blues Band members are: John Gholston-Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Brian D. Malone-Lead Guitar, Mitch Shurden-Bass and Zac Ashmore-Drums. They finished recording their debut album in December of 2015, which is expected to release in the Summer of 2016.

You can find out more about the band at www.stormymondaybluesband.com or on Facebook at: facebook.com/stormymondaybluesband.

The Chamber of Commerce will host the 5th Annual First Responders Dinner on Friday, March 4, at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Chamber expects a full house with all seats reserved at this time.

The Chamber of Commerce sponsors the First Responders Dinner to honor and thank all first responders in the county for their servitude and acts of selflessness for the county’s citizens. First responders in the county include volunteer firefighters, police officers, sheriff deputies, highway patrolmen, 911 dispatchers, game wardens, MedStat-EMS staff, and 4-County linemen.

All first responders and their guests will enjoy a delicious catered dinner from Pap’s Place. They will also enjoy door prizes and awards. District 35 Rep. Joey Hood will serve as emcee of the First Responders Dinner.

This event is sponsored by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, Southern Company Services, Mississippi Lignite Mining Company, Wal-Mart – Kosciusko, Clark Beverage Company and 4-County Electric Power Association Foundation.