4th Annual Panhandle Community Day planned

Some of the most precious possessions are the memories of places and people, but they fade with time unless renewed and revisited.

It is time to renew those memories and visit with some of the folks that helped shape them as the Panhandle Community celebrates its annual community day.

On Saturday, October 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Panhandle Community of Choctaw County will host the 4th annual Panhandle Community Day. Held in the historic Panhandle Consolidated School building, the craft fair will feature local talent in many forms – wood working, pottery, sewing, carpentry, needle crafts, yard sale items, music and, of course, food and storytelling.

This year, in addition to all the craft items, the event will have special music provided by Tracy McCully of Louisville, Mississippi. Singing will begin at Noon. Attendees may get lunch and enjoy the performance while eating. Tracy is the daughter of Dean Dempsey and the late Hubert Dempsey, the mother of Myrrah, and the wife of William McCully. William has just released his book entitled Murder in Rural Hill.

Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.
The Harden Place, located in the Panhandle of Choctaw County, was originally constructed by John J. Harden in the 1850s.

John Harden died during the siege of Vicksburg. His wife, Jane Young Hanna, remarried John Smylie. Jane and John built a new house in 1873. They dismantled the log barn and log corn crib from the original place and rebuilt them on the new location. Also moved from the original location was the kitchen for the main house. The Harden Place will be open for tours during Panhandle Community Day. You are encouraged to come and go at your convenience.

No craft fair is complete without door prizes. Register to win when you enter the building. Drawing for door prizes will be held hourly.

Panhandle is rich in talent, hospitality, and wonderful people who love nothing better than to engage in fellowship with friends and neighbors. Be sure to join the community on this wonderful occasion. Check out the talent provided by local artisans, sit a spell and enjoy the music, fellowship with friends and neighbors, do some early Christmas shopping, and enjoy the atmosphere created by a historic building filled with people who love each other.

Panhandle Consolidated School_2179See you Saturday, October 15.

If you are interested in having a booth at the event, please contact Brenda Cagle at 552-0881. Vendor fees go to the upkeep of the school building.