Mississippi Gourd Festival, 2017

8TH ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GOURD FESTIVAL
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AND 16, 2017
SMITH COUNTY AG COMPLEX, RALEIGH, MS
Classes on both days, plus early-bird
classes on Thursday afternoon, September 14

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We need volunteers to make this festival a success.  Please consider volunteering for an hour or two during the festival.  Sarah Kemp is serving her second year as Show Chair.  Message from Susan Byra, MSGS President:   “We have lost several of our core group through sickness, death, and various other reasons.  We have already had to cut back the last couple of years on what we do at the show, simply because there are not enough warm bodies to go around to do everything.  We need people who will stand by their word and do what needs to be done.  If you enjoy our show, if you want to see it continue, then step up and help!  While there are some big jobs to be done (show chair, classes chair, volunteer chair, etc.) that require a good amount of time, there are a lot that don’t.  And we can get very specific about what we want done so that you can give as little as a couple of hours at the show to help out.  Of course, if you want to give more, we’ll welcome you with open arms.  All we ask is that you stand by your commitment to help us put on the best show we can.  We can’t do it without you, so don’t let a good thing die.  Volunteer today, we’ll use you, believe me!”

Sarah Kemp. 225-222-6575. email
Susan Byra, 601-776-2058, email