Gear up for Springfest

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 12, 2016

Town gearing up for SpringFest weekend

By Rita Howell
A foot race, music, food, a carnival midway, and new activities for children are all promised for Batesville’s SpringFest weekend this Friday and Saturday Downtown. New this year will be a “cornhole” tournament sponsored by the Young Professionals of Panola. Teams have signed up to compete in the popular beanbag toss game.
As of press time Monday, even the weather looks to cooperate, with sunny skies and a high of 82 forecast for Saturday.
The festival officially opens Friday at 5 p.m., with food for sale and the carnival midway open.
The Cornhole Classic court opens for open play and longest toss contest at 6 p.m.
Also Friday evening the winners of the Miss SpringFest Pageant will be introduced and two bands will perform.
The Panola County Humane Society’s Racing for Paws 5K begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Panola Ave./Public Square.
Cornhole competition continues Saturday morning, along with entertainment by local school choirs and the Polynesian Association of Mississippi dancers.
The Junior Auxiliary of Batesville will sponsor the Kids Area with free activities 10-4 Saturday.
Back-to-back live music begins at 1:30 and continues through the evening, culminating with a performance by headliner Craig Morgan to close out the festival.
See Friday’s Panolian for a full schedule of events.

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