By GALEN HOLLEY
The City That Smiles is gearing up for the Downtown Jubilee, and this year’s lineup is packed with fun for the whole family.
Music, concessions, arts and crafts, swamp tours and games for children are just a few of the attractions slated the ninth annual event, which will take place Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., on the downtown square.
Co-chair Virginia Fulton said the event regularly brings in thousands and generates tax money for the city.
“The Duck Hill Lions Club will provide a train. There will be all types of jewelry, purses, stained glass, memory crafts and other items to peruse,” said Fulton.
Local good-will citizen Tincy Gant will serve homemade ice-cream, and the Grenada Lions’ Club will offer free eyesight checks.
At 10 a.m. the city will honor Grenada native and former Governor William Winter.
“It’s a great honor to have the governor here, and we’re especially proud that he’s a Grenada boy,” said Mayor Billy Collins.
Winter, now 90, served as the 57th Governor of Mississippi from 1980 to 1984 as a Democrat. He is known for his strong support of public education, freedom of information, racial reconciliation, and historic preservation.
Additional details in the Friday print and online subscriber editions.