By Amanda McBride/Chamber of Commerce
Choctaw County has kicked off the Christmas shopping season with Turkey & Tinsel that was held on November 10, 2016. Fifteen local businesses participated bringing customers and visitors into their shops and offices.
The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the participating businesses for being a part of this year’s Turkey & Tinsel. The participating businesses were: Alfa Insurance, All About that Sass, Barlow Blue, Choctaw County School District – Central Office, Choctaw Plaindealer, Council House Café, Double Blessings Thrift Shop, Forget Me Not Florist, French Camp Bed & Breakfast, Hunt’s Furniture & Mattress, Log Cabin Gift Shop, Main Street Fabrics, Mitchell Dental Clinic, Pap’s Place and Southern Charm. Each participating business is a Chamber of Commerce member.
Back again for another year was the Smoked Turkey drawing. If a customer purchased $10 or more at participating businesses, they could enter their name into a drawing for a gift certificate for a smoked turkey from Sonny’s Smokehouse. The lucky winner is Karla Beard of French Camp. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce sponsored this drawing.
New this year, was the first ever Turkey Toss and a concert by Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers.
The Turkey Toss was a big hit with approximately 50 people that came out to participate and watch. Children and adults took turns throwing a frozen turkey that landed from four feet to 57 feet.
Winners are: Men – Andrew Furr with 57 feet, Women – Deirdre Rush with 35 feet, Boys 11 and Under – Grayson McCulloch with 30 feet and Girls 11 and Under – Selah Ryan with 37 feet. Each winner took home a brand new frozen turkey for Thanksgiving.
Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers performed on the pavilion on Main Street in Ackerman. Thank you to everyone that came out to support the band. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored this performance with a door prize from Back Stage Pass that was sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Main Street Association and Visit Mississippi.
Thank you to everyone that shopped in Choctaw County during Turkey & Tinsel. The Chamber of Commerce loves to support our local businesses and provide family fun events for the county.