Weekend Happenings

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 9, 2010

Ceremony for late firefighter among weekend happenings

By Rita Howell

If you’re craving chocolate, this is the weekend to satisfy that urge.

The Batesville Friends of the Library Chocolate Fantasy is but one of the special local events planned this weekend. The library fund-raiser, planned from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the library, will offer homemade treats, live music, and an exhibition of art by Batesville area students. Tickets are $4 and may be purchased at the door.

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Area ladies are invited to start the weekend at the North Mississippi Women’s Show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Batesville Civic Center. There will be fashion shows, door prizes, entertainment and shopping, with about 50 vendors. Admission is free.

On Saturday afternoon at 2 a special ceremony will honor the memory of Arthur Biggers as new equipment and facilities are dedicated in his honor at the Mt. Olivet Volunteer Fire Department.

Everyone is invited.

Biggers, who served as chief of Mt. Olivet FD, died Sept. 11, 2009, after a battle with cancer.

At North Delta School, pretty girls will be on stage competing in the school’s annual Beauty Review Saturday night. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Admission is $5.

A benefit program Saturday night for Sean Shelton, the Crenshaw police officer injured in the line of duty earlier this year, will be held in the Batesville Junior High auditorium at 6 p.m. Proceeds will help defray the officer’s medical expenses.

On Sunday afternoon, the Batesville Junior Women’s League will sponsor its annual Little Miss Batesville pageant at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Batesville Intermediate School.

A reception at 4 p.m. Sunday at the TVEPA building will celebrate the establishment of the Robert and Cathryn Hyde Endowment at Northwest Community College. The scholarship will benefit students from Panola County. The public is invited to honor Mrs. Hyde and pay tribute to the memory of Mr. Hyde. Call 560-1103 for information.