The show must go on, and the Old Fashioned Political Rally will take place rain or shine at the Mary C. this Saturday, June 3rd. But instead of on the lawn, stump speeches will be inside the theater, and candidates will campaign in the lobby.
The weather forecasts a 70% probability of rain at the time of the event. “Although we were hoping to create a “Neshoba County Fair” atmosphere on the lawn, the program is really all about the candidates. So, we feel it’s better to move indoors and be prepared. The candidates have been thoughtful and creative about how to raise money, so we hope that pulled pork, beautiful cookies, fidget spinners, and whatever else turns up for sale can make this a successful fundraiser for the Mary C.” said Vicki Applewhite, Mary C. Board Member and event co-chair.
Music by the Tall Boys will begin at 3pm inside the Mary C. with the candidates taking the stage at 3:30. The League of Women Voters will conduct a “mock election” in the HOSA Room on the first floor with polls open between 3:00 and 5:00. Upper-elementary aged kids and older are encouraged to take part in the election and meet the candidates. Pulled pork plates, with beans and coleslaw will sell for $10, and cold beer and soft drinks will be sold as well.
Candidates have each been asked to raise at least $500 in funds for the Marcy C. through sales, donations, pledges, or from their own contributions. The candidate raising the most for the Mary C. will be awarded the “Golden Stump” trophy, a folk-art trophy that will travel from winner to winner each time the event is held.
Can't attend but want to show your support? Donate before 5:30 p.m. CDT June 3rd in the name of the candidate you wish to support. https://www.gofundme.com/StumpfortheMaryC