Summit Historical Society Art Show  "Summit, MS: The First 150 Years"  Parade & Picnic
On Sunday, April 13, 2008, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. the Historical Society sponsored an Art Show that featured 25 Summit artists at the Horace Holmes Activity Center at Southwest Mississippi Community College. All twelve of the  watercolors in the "Gone But Not Forgotten" series were on display as well as works by other well-known local artists. Admission was free and light refreshments were served; the event was well-attended and will be repeated in the future. For Photos of Art Show click link. Local artist Pat Legg has painted a wonderful original watercolor collage depicting many scenes from Summit's colorful past. Legg presented the original to the Historical Society in recognition of the Sesquicentennial; a limited edition series of 150 signed and numbered color prints are available for purchase at a price of $35 each through the Historical Society. When these prints are gone there will be no more available; they are sold on a first come, first serve basis. All proceeds from sales will go toward the project of creating an historical museum for Summit. On Saturday, April 19th, there was an old-fashioned parade through downtown Summit, featuring marching bands from area schools and floats from local businesses, civic clubs and churches. The parade culminated with a picnic at the railroad track hosted by the Mayor and Town Council. There wasa Beard Judging Contest and Costume Judging Contest. The old TWL store in downtown Summit was a gathering place during the week as people brought memorabilia to display creating a temporary museum of Summit history. For Photos of Parade click link.

SESQUICENTENNIAL SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 13th
"Summit Artists" Art Show at SMCC -- 2:00 - 4:00
Tour of Homes -- See Home Tour Webpage for details
Woodlawn Cemetery Tour -- 2:00 'til dusk
Gospel Sing -- 3:30 New Heights Baptist Church
 Wednesday, April 16th -- First Bank Open House 10:00-2:00
 
Friday, April 18th
Tour of Homes -- See Home Tour Webpage for details
Reception at City Hall -- 6:30 p.m. (Rotary Club)
Jewish Cemetery Tour -- 7:00 p.m. (David Feldman)
Saturday, April 19th
5K & 1 mile walk -- 7:00 a.m.
Parade through downtown; Gazebo open w/hostesses -- 10:00 a.m.
 
 City-wide picnic alone West Railroad Ave., North 11:00 - 2:00 including Entertainment,
 Petting zoo, Fashion show of period costumes, Beard growing contest

To View Extensive Photo Coverage of Sesquicentennial Activities click Photo Album

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