Square Affair is happening TODAY in Carthage. There will be lots of entertainment and so much more. This year’s event takes place at McMillan Park and the Carthage Coliseum. The Main Stage will feature the gospel group Sisters in Christ at 8:00 am followed by the Awards ceremony for the Baptist Medical Center Heart of Mississippi 5k Run/Walk. At 10:00 a.m. it’s the “So You Think You Can Sing” karaoke contest sponsored by Boswell Media. At 11:00 a.m. the stage lights up again with the Mayors Youth Council. The highlight of the day will be one of Central Mississippi’s Favorite Bands Class Reunion.
Registration the annual Baptist Medical Center Heart of Mississippi 5k Run/Walk starts at 7:00 a.m. with the Race getting underway at 8:00 a.m. To sign up or get more information contact Michelle McCann at 601-267-1206 or contact the Main Street Chamber at 601-267-9231. All proceeds from the run/walk will go to the Leake County Sheriff’s Department and Carthage City Police Department for tactical equipment.
The ever-popular Kids’ fishing rodeo is back. Registration gets underway at 7:30 a.m. at the park with the event beginning at 8:15. The Fishing Rodeo is for children 15 and younger. Prizes will be awarded the children in categories from the smallest fish to the largest fish. The fishing rodeo is sponsored by The Leake County Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
There will also be an expanded Kids’ Zone sponsored by Pearl River Foods featuring a Mechanical Bull, Bunge Jump, a Rock-Climbing Wall along with inflatable slides and more.
Another new event to this years Square Affair is the Cash Saver Ice Cream Eating contest. Contested will see who can eat a half gallon box of Ice Cream the fastest. The winner will receive a $50.00 prize.
In the parking of the Carthage Coliseum the annual Club 66 Car Show will take place with over 100 antique cars from all over Mississippi. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the show starting at 10:00 a.m. For more information on the car show and to register your car contact Jack Mann at 601-267-0357.
The Tyson Garden Tractor pull is back at the coliseum as part of this year’s Square Affair. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the pull beginning at 12:00 noon. There will be a “as it comes” lawnmower class that can be entered by anyone interested, just make sure to remove the blades. For more information on the tractor pull and to get a complete set of the rules go to the website http:/www.jcatstractorpulling.com.
Arts and Crafts vendors will line the west side of the Carthage Coliseum beginning at 8:00 a.m. with everything from clothing and handbags to leather goods.
Plus, don’t miss out on the fair food at the Rapid Rentals Food Court with corn dogs and funnel cakes, shaved ice virgin Daiquiris and so much more. If you would like to reserve your space, contact the Main Street Chamber office at 601-267-9231.
For more information on any of the events you can contact Russell Baty at the Main Street Chamber office at 601-267-9231.