Downtown Columbus will all but jingle with holiday spirit when the 15th annual Wassail Fest gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday.
Posters are out, soloists confirmed, arrangements made for 150 chairs for choir and orchestra, and movers set to transport the harpsichord graciously loaned by First Baptist Church. James Allen and co-organizers of the annual Columbus Sings 'Messiah' are doing all they can in preparation for two performances Dec. 11 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus.
Winners in the Columbus Christmas Parade Art Contest receive awards and prize monies Wednesday from Main Street Columbus parade planning committee members at The Commercial Dispatch offices. The local students will serve as junior grand marshals in the city's 7 p.m. Christmas parade Monday. They are, in front, from left, Luciana Gurrola, David Ross Chism, Andrew Bradberry and Carter Hutchins. Second row: Isabella Kerstetter, Isaac Zarandona, Isabelle Gilman, Ava Williams and Sadey McCraw. Behind them, from left, are committee members Lisa Kerby, Shannon Bowen, Jimmy Parker and Barbara Bigelow. More than 300 artworks were submitted in the contest.
Each December, for 17 years, First Baptist Church of Columbus has sought to bring something of the wonder of the first Christmas to the Golden Triangle through the recreation of first-century Bethlehem.
December brings with it a flurry of festivities. One of those returning to Starkville is the annual "12 Days of Christmas" through Dec. 15 at Three Generations Tea Room at 217 N. Jackson St.
The Mississippi University for Women Departments of Music and Theatre present "A Holiday Extravaganza -- Winter Celebrations Around the World."
Are you looking for cool-season color that's a sure thing -- a take-it-to-the-bank garden plant?
It's the time of year that many people look forward to and get excited about. For others, it's a very different story, one that seems stressful, chaotic, overwhelming and even depressing.
Beauty and satisfaction aside, have you ever thought about your garden's "green footprint" -- its cost to you and your surroundings?
Winston Banks, 12, and his sister, Laila, 11, hadn't even heard of quiche 10 days ago. Now, not only are the 4-H youth and Columbus Middle School students genned up on the dish, they cooked it during Thanksgiving holidays for their parents, Alphonso and Minnie Banks.
This classic rendition of chicken soup starts the old- fashioned way, by making a from-scratch broth.
Monkey bread is a knotty-looking loaf of sweet bread made from balls of dough coated with cinnamon, sugar and melted butter.
Mixed fried seafood -- or fritto misto di mare -- can be found throughout Italy; however, the most iconic and evocative incarnation hails from Campania.
Christmas in the fictional town of Fayro, Texas, is unlike Christmas anywhere else in the world -- one can hope. At least that's so when the Futrelle sisters have anything to do with it.
"Sounds of the Season" is the theme of the 2018 Columbus Christmas Parade, which will begin making its way through downtown at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, led by Grand Marshal Col. Samantha Weeks.
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