Scarecrow Contest winners announced – Published in the Oct. 12-18 edition of the C-D

Another successful weekend in Tishomingo! Again, there are so many great people behind the planning of this kind of event. Jody Teeter and his team in the Events Office in the Information Center spent many long hours working out all of the details to make sure the Festival was seamless in implementation. Awesome job.

I am excited to announce that we were able to give four cash prizes for the Student Scarecrow Contest! Mannsville School won Most Original Design; Ravia 4-H took Most School Spirit; Cornerstone Christian Academy won Most Entertaining; and Tishomingo Junior 4-H was awarded Most Appealing Design. We could not have done this without our sponsors; Landmark Bank, BancFirst, FHCSO, OG&E, and Apex Clean Energy. Please enjoy the scarecrows, as they are sitting on both ends of Main Street at Heartfelt Flowers, Lafitte Pharmacy, Maxey Insurance, and the Museum of History. The students worked very hard.

As promised, the Chamber has been working on printed materials for distribution and they are in! The Johnston County Restaurant, Retail, Lodging & Spa Guide now available to visitors We will have new publications, probably semi-annually, to include new members. Other types of printed information for the public are in the works.

Don’t forget to come down to Main Street on Friday the 13th at 6:00 p.m. for Pups on Parade! Bring your pooch and strut your stuff. Saturday morning there will be a Wildlife Refuge program at the Madill Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 17th is the Pecan Grower/Harvester meeting hosted by Tri-Agri Farm Center in Coleman. They will provide a meal, so please RSVP to Jan at

The Rocks, Woods & Irons Scramble is the 18th and is an annual fundraising golf tournament that directly benefits Mill Creek School. The event is hosted by Martin Marietta and includes opportunities to sponsor, play, and make donations. For more information, you can contact or 580-384-3565. This event is so special, I cannot wait to attend to support the Bullfrogs!

I know it is still a bit early, but I wanted to let everyone know that the Chamber has chosen ‘A Country Christmas’ for this year’s holiday theme for the parade. We have an event planned each Saturday in December and hope to make this year’s celebration bigger than ever! We have begun meeting about these events so if you have any questions please give me a call. When we get closer to the end of the month, I will have more information. Have a great week!

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