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More vendors sought for Kossuth event

A good crowd turned out for last year's Kossuth Heritage Festival to enjoy food, games and fellowship. Vendors are being sought for this year's event.

Staff photo by Mark Boehler

BY L.A. STORY

For the Daily Corinthian

Things are about to get more exciting in Kossuth.

More vendors are being sought for the Second Annual Kossuth Heritage Day to be held Saturday, April 13, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m.

With a host of activities to take place that day, vendors are sure to find the event to be a great opportunity to sell their wares. The vendor space is available free of charge and organizers are seeking arts and crafts types of vendors.

"We will close the road off that's north of the four-way stop at Kossuth, going down toward the school. The vendor booths will be set up in the street," explained one of the event organizers, Sandy Mitchell.

For those who are interested in setting up vendor space at the Kossuth Heritage Day, contact Ronnie Paul Jones at 662-415-7893 or Jane Haley at 662-415-5365.

Admission is free for the event and all proceeds from the Heritage Day will be split between two great causes "" The Kossuth Methodist Church FUEL program and the Kossuth Baptist Church Missions Team.

There will also be a 5K Fun Run and a Candidate Speaking.

"We've sent out letters to all that are qualified to run," said Mitchell. "We're also soliciting state candidates as well. We will work them in as they get here. We're looking forward to having a little rally here at Kossuth that day."

The Heritage Day Opening Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. with Sen. Rita Potts Parks and Rep. Nick Bain making presentations. The fun run will begin and the schedule will go right into the candidate speaking.

In between the candidate speaking, local groups are going to sing and showcase their talents.

Kossuth Baptist Church will host a Car and Truck Show, in conjunction with the Kossuth Heritage Day, on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The entry fee is $20. Breakfast and lunch will be available. All proceeds will go toward the church's summer mission trip to Utah. For further information, contact Kossuth Mayor Don Pace at 662-664-0003 or Trent Myers at 662-629-0645.

The Kossuth Heritage Day is also hosting a Gun Raffle to boost proceeds for the church groups. Eight guns are available and the qualified person who has their name drawn will have their choice of any one of the eight guns available. Tickets are on sale now with prices being 1 ticket for $5, 3 tickets for $10 and 7 tickets for $20.

"You really get a good deal with the twenty dollars," said Mitchell. "And, of course, it all goes to a good cause."

For those interested in purchasing tickets for the Gun Raffle, contact Sandy Mitchell at 662-284-5569.

As if the vendors, Candidate Speaking, live music, 5K Fun Run, gun raffle and a car and truck show were not enough, there will also be a Cornhole Tournament, games, bouncy houses and a dunking booth.

"Hopefully, it will be freezing that day," said Mitchell, with a laugh, regarding the dunking booth.

For those interested in participating in the Cornhole Tournament, contact Ronnie Paul Jones 662-415-7893.

In addition to all the fun activities, there will be historical displays to enjoy. The Genealogical Society will be set up in the Kossuth Town Hall and there will be some historical documents about the Town of Kossuth so that people can walk through and view the displays.

The Kossuth Heritage Day causes can also be supported by purchasing a T-shirt to commemorate the day. The T-shirts are gray and short sleeve youth, small through adult XL will be $12, 2XL and 3XL $15. Long sleeve sizes are $15 and $18. Contact Sandy Mitchell to purchase T-shirts at 662-284-5569.

With all the activities planned, Mitchell and the other organizers encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the day.

"It's free admission, so just come and hang out with the community. It's good fellowship," said Mitchell. "We're hoping for a great day with good weather; so, everyone needs to come out and celebrate our little Town of Kossuth."