Weekend roundup

It’s a weekend with something for everyone in the Crossroads, from a treasure hunt of yard sales to Civil War history, a big day at the park and a singing on the courthouse grounds.

n Trash & Treasures Along the Tenn-Tom is a 50-plus miles route of yard sales that attracts huge crowds of buyers and sellers to Tishomingo County each year. It will take place today and Saturday with locations throughout the county as one man’s trash becomes another man’s treasure all along Highways 72, 25 and 172. Sellers include individuals and groups such as churches and civic organizations raising funds for projects.

Selling locations are: Burnsville – Chamber of Commerce, Burnsville Shopping Plaza and HomeLink Realty Group; Iuka – Sunflower Antique Mall & Flea Market, 1240 Maria Lane, 2251 Hwy. 25 South and 1959 Hwy. 25 South; Tishomingo – downtown parking lots; Dennis – Southern Sales; and Belmont – C.C. Shook Park.

A couple of locations charge a fee for sellers to set up; otherwise the event is free. Contact Tishomingo County Tourism at (662) 423-0051 for more information.

n Bring a lawn chair and come sing along on the grounds of the Alcorn County Courthouse for “Alcorn County Sings” at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Featuring well-known songs like “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away,” the event is intended to give everyone an opportunity to get out and come together during the difficult pandemic times as part of a mission to “reconnect, regather and heal from Covid.” Churches and high school choirs have been encouraged to join those who will sing on the courthouse steps.

It is expected to last about 30 minutes as six songs are performed. A street closure will take place on Waldron Street between Franklin Street and Taylor Street for the event.

n The Buddies Not Bullies Glow Run by Reconnect 4 Autism packs a full day into the park on Saturday, with activities including a car show, cornhole tournament, musical performances and many activities for children. The day culminates with the glow run/walk at 7 p.m. followed by a movie in the park showing of “Monster House.”

“Reconnect wants to do something positive to bring the community together and promote to choose kindness by being a buddy and not a bully,” said Brad Essary, Reconnect 4 Autism founder.

n The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center has a host of activities Saturday through Tuesday for the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth as detailed in Friday’s paper.

n Green Market is Saturday; see related story in today’s edition.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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