Veterans’ Day Parade and Harvest fest a big success

From press reports


Louisville’s annual Veterans Day Parade was held Saturday, November 2 at 11 a.m.

Veterans, Louisville Elementary Melody Makers, MSU ROTC, and many others lined the streets for the parade Saturday morning.

The parade ended in front of Citizen Bank where chairs and a stage were set up for guest speakers and performances. Mayor Will Hill welcomed everyone and thanked the Veterans for their service.

The prayer and pledge of allegiance presentation of color was done by Mississippi State University ROTC. The national anthem was sung by Mississippi State University choir member Callie Ellis.

Louisville Elementary Melody Maker sang a bevy of patriotic songs.  The Melody Makers are under the direction of Mark Goldbeck.

Robert Higginbotham represented the Wild Turkey Federation and presented all the veterans with pins.  The East Central Community College Ensemble played a medley of all the branches of the military while the pins were presented to the veterans.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney spoke to the veterans and thanked them for their service to their country. Chaney also spoke of his own service.

The program ended with the laying of the wreath on the monument.  Taps was played by MSU band student Michael Williams.

HarvestFest a


The weather was perfect, the food delicious and the mood festive for Harvest Fest with a chili cookoff and sweet tea taste off.

Following the Veterans Day Salute, the Chamber along with sponsors hosted a Chili cook off and a sweet tea taste off.

After an afternoon of eating, socializing and voting the 2013 winners were named: Decoration:

1. Fish Camp Chili

2.Five Alarm Chefs

3. Moody Furniture

Sweet Tea Contest:

1. Fish Camp Chili (winners of 2 night stay at Pearl River Resort)

2. GiGi’s Slow Burn Chili (winners of dinner for two at Philip M’s)

3. Moody’s Furniture (winners of dinner for two at Chef’s Pavillion)

People’s Choice:

1. Vittles

2. Moody’s Furniture Crawfish Chili

3. Fish Camp Chili

Judges’ Choice

1. Vittles

2.Fish Camp Chili

3. Moody’s Furniture Crawfish Chili.

Linda Skelton of the Winston County Chamber thanked all the participants and congratulated the winners.

“The event was a great success. We look forward to next year,” said Skelton.

Veterans’ another salute

On Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:30 am The Winston County Chamber of Commerce and City of Louisville will have a Fly Over to celebrate Veterans Day and to recognize the Louisville Lions Club for the beautiful new American Flags that will be displayed on patriotic holidays on the light poles on the bypass.

A brief program will be hosted and the flyover should arrive around 9:30.

The LHS Marching band will be on hand about 9:00 am playing before the program.

The public is invited to attend.  The program will be held in front of Wal-Mart on the grass near the by-Pass.

“Please invite a veteran to attend with you,” said Skelton.

Upcoming Chamber events

November 9 – Jingle Bell Jubilee Open House 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 10 – Jingle Bell Jubilee Open House 1:00 – 4:00 pm

November 11 – Fly Over Honoring Veterans and the first display of American Flags on the 15/25 By pass in Front of Wal-Mart at 9:30 am

November 15 – Ribbon Cutting for Shelley Thomas’ new business Thomas Leadership Consultants at 2:00 PM (beside Winston Furniture Company)

November 21 – Ladies Night Out Shopping

December 9 – Christmas Parade 5:30

December 10 – Noxapater Christmas Parade

December 12 – Open House at Chamber of Commerce 12:00 – 1:00 pm

December 14 – Carl Jackson Home for Christmas Concert.

December 19 – Cider Sippin City Shoppin’ Ladies Night Out.

(Above) Veterans march through downtown during the Veterans’ Parade Nov. 2. (RIght) One of Winston County’s smallest residents waves a flag in support of the Veterans.

(Above) Veterans march through downtown during the Veterans’ Parade Nov. 2. (RIght) One of Winston County’s smallest residents waves a flag in support of the Veterans.