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The festival – and show – in Vaiden must roll on, and although it hit a slight snag, the Vaiden Heritage Festival is still ongoing.
Originally scheduled for Oct. 20, the festival was pushed back because of heavy rain. Mayor Mel Hawthorne said he got excited when he noticed the rain had come, but his excitement didn’t last too long.
The scarecrows are out, and the judges are in for the town-wide scarecrow competition, sponsored by Winona Main Street and Modern Woodmen of America. Winona Career and Technical Center took home first place in the business/organization category, and George and Margaret Harris won the residential category.
Ruby Stansbury, 58, of McCarley, doesn’t like saying her cancer is in remission but it’s in healing. Stansbury said her sister’s pastor in Kalamazoo, Mo., sent scriptures for her to meditate on daily and word to her that she was going to live and not die because God said so. And almost a year strong, she’s still fighting.
While other towns are being “spooked” and giving out candy galore to awaiting trick-or-treaters, Duck Hill is taking a different and a more active approach.
On Oct. 30, there will be a “Spooking out Drugs” Drug Awareness program along with a joint trunk-or-treat. The event will take place at the old gym on Main Street.
Carroll County is close to receiving their first allotment from the state from Senate Bill 2002. The board passed a memorandum of understanding that authorizes the spending of the $500,000 that was allotted during the legislative special session.
With a gloomy forecast ahead for Saturday, many are probably asking what will happen if it rains Saturday for Vaiden’s Heritage Festival.
Mayor Mel Hawthorne said rain or shine, the festival will continue, but, he’s praying for no rain and a sunny day.
When Bro. David, Westmoreland, pastor of Vaiden Baptist Church, received a call from the Vaiden Baptist Pulpit Committee about taking the position as pastor, he knew he was led by God. The only problem was that he had no idea where God was leading him.
Westmoreland, who’s originally from Caledonia, had never heard of Vaiden.