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Clarion call for holiday stories

Thanksgiving Day is just 48 days away, and Christmas will arrive in 75.

It’s time again for the holiday edition of Batesville & Beyond magazine, and this year we want to hear from you, the readers.

Is there a favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas recipe that has become a tradition in your family? What’s the one dish that will always be on the table when you gather with friends and loved ones for those special meals?

We want to hear your stories, and chances are other do also. What about your story of the year everything went wrong in planning and preparing the holiday meal? A disaster then is probably a funny story that gets retold every year now. Why not share it with others?

Perhaps a reader can tell us about that one holiday gathering that was almost perfect, one that has become a treasured memory. Let us tell that story for you in this edition of Batesville & Beyond. Neighbors learning more about one another builds stronger communities.

Merchants and shopkeepers can join the fun, too. What are your hot items for the coming holiday shopping season? Send us a photo and a 30-word (or less) description and it may be one we select to feature.

Send us your stories! We believe Batesville & Beyond will be the best holiday read of the season, and we don’t want you to miss the fun.

Email your stories to editor@panolian.com or drop them by the office at 363 Hwy. 51, or mail to P.O. Box 1616, Batesville, MS 38606.

Please be sure to include a daytime telephone number with each email. Thanks for your input, and we are excited to hear from the people of Panola County, the best readers a newspaper and magazine could have.