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Starkville’s 175th Birthday! May 13, 2012

Posted by marzwaggener in Mississippi.

Friday, May 11th, I headed towards Downtown Starkville. I stopped by the library to update my blog, but the internet went down before I even finished going through pictures. I remained undiscouraged and headed towards the historic downtown area. I passed some festive looking shops and finally stopped to talk with and take a picture of a lady in a fabulous patriotic costume.
Her name is Carole McReynolds Davis, a local artist. She explained to me that it was the 175th birthday of Starkville and a party was starting in a few hours. She gave me a magazine with a feature about her art and even autographed it for me!
Carole with her daughter and granddaughter.
Mayor Parker Wiseman gives a proclamation

There were cupcakes, a petal-powered cart to ride, and facepainting – all free for the celebration.

Boardtown Boys performed for most of the afternoon.

The party was a huge hit with the kids.
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It was a fun afternoon and I got a lot of great pictures. I was pretty excited that the day I happened to go through downtown Starkville just so happened to be a big birthday party! Afterwards, I got a ride to Eupora (where I am now), where I will catch the Natchez Trace trail.



1. Susanne Hovis - May 13, 2012

Great post!

2. The Boshyoungest - May 13, 2012

Marz! I am jealous that you get to have such great adventures. Thank you for sharing with us.

marzwaggener - May 17, 2012

Thanks Jerry! It’s been fun. There are plenty of unexciting moments too, but I don’t really write about those.

3. Naomi - May 18, 2012

Marz, you have a talent for finding the CUTEST kids with your camera! Love the pictures!! Keep having fun! I love reading your blog! I think it’s way better and more exciting than my newsletter (which is coming in email soon, in a few weeks). =)

marzwaggener - May 18, 2012

Naomi your newsletters are awesome! Plus you’ve been writing them for YEARS, which is amazing. Don’t ever discontinue the Naomi Times.

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