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Wesson chamber planning Founders Day for end of April

Copiah County is getting ready for one of the premier events of the year. On April 26 and 27 Wesson Founders Day will be held in downtown Wesson.
Events begin Friday evening with entertainment by gospel group Men of Music, sponsored by Copiah Bank. The Men of Music were formed in Austin, Texas in 1995 by then-group owner and baritone Cleon Yates. Yates filled out the rest of the group with some notable names in the Gospel music community like Bobby Clark, Jim Wesson, Chris West and Buddy Burton. They continue to entertain worldwide.
The fun begins again Saturday at 8 a.m. when food and arts and crafts vendors open for business. At 10:30, the 2013 Wesson Founders Day Queen and Ambassador will be honored, followed by the Founders Day parade at 11.
Musical entertainment will fill the afternoon on stage next to Copiah Bank. The Camellia Dance Club will perform at 12, with Eric Sharp entertaining at 1. Dixie Dancers and Round Dancers will perform from 2-3 p.m., followed by Natalie McKenzie singing at 3. Bernie Gill Karoke will entertain from 3:30 to 5:30, followed by Vanesha Harris singing at 5:30. Babs Wood, former New Orleans piano bar entertainer, will entertain from 7-8. Trustmark Bank is sponsoring Southwinds for the street dance at 8.
Fitness is as much a part of this year’s Founders Day as food, shopping and entertainment. The 5K Zombie Race begins a.m. and includes an obstacle course, Kid’s Run and Tot Trot at Copiah-Lincoln Community College parking lot. For more information and to register on line go to active.com or contact Melissa Brady at 601-695-7744 or Megan Roberts at 601-248-8751. Benefits go to the children of Wesson.
The fourth annual Headlights and Tailpipes Car and Truck Show will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the 51 Diner, corner of Sylvarena Rd and Hwy.51. Events will be judged by entrants. Contact Jennie Skinner at 601-754-3248 (after 3:30) or call Wesson Chamber at 601-643-5000.
Further information will be included in the next two issues of the Copiah County Courier, as well.

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