On Monday, several residents put their words into action by coming to the Alcorn County Welcome Center's open house to show their support for the event.
The welcome center promotes their annual open house as having community members come and spread holiday cheer. It also acts as a way for the center to give back to the local restaurants through advertising.
“We love coming down here every year,” said Janette Tyson, a native of Corinth. “This is my hometown and I always support it. I have been around this wonderful city for over 50 years, and days like today is why I love it.”
For an extra incentive to get people out to the welcome center, Kay Bain was the performer of the day who sang Christmas songs to all the guest on hand.
“I really enjoy coming to visit with people and show my support, and I love to hear Kay [Bain] sing her songs,” said Hazel Cotner. “I have been coming to this very event for over 20 years and I think Kay has been singing about the same as many years.”
Another native of Corinth, Charlie Baldwin said he appreciated and supported the efforts of our welcome center.
“I heard about this when I was reading the newspaper,” Baldwin said. “So, I told myself I was going to come on down here and fellowship with everyone. I am a single man and I like to get out and meet folks. In addition, they have a free meal.”
There was several door prizes given away and food was served to all who were in attendance, including visitors who stopped in.
Sherry Brown, supervisor of the welcome center, said holiday happenings were promoted and information was on display for travelers to see.