What can our
family do in
Corinth By Taylor Coombs For Crossroads Magazine
“Do you want to build a snowman?” This is a question you normally do not hear around Corinth. This question has been sweeping the world with the new movie Frozen making its debut. Main Street Corinth will be featuring Disney’s Frozen at Films on Fillmore come May 2. This will be a great family friendly, free event for people of all ages. Encourage your children to dress up as their favorite character from Frozen. This will be a great kick off for summer and the Corinth Coca-Cola Classic 10K which will be held Saturday, May 3 as well as the Green Market. This is one weekend you do not want to leave town. There is a spirit around town that surrounds the 10K that you can only feel if you are right in the middle of it – run the race, watch the race or enjoy lunch downtown after the race. After completing one year as the Main Street Corinth Director, I’ve learned more about my community than I ever knew. I am a selfproclaimed “plate-spinner.” I have a dozen or more projects going at once and keeping them up and going is a full time job. If you want to be involved – you’re in the right community. Just ask and you will learn of many new volunteer opportunities. We live in a city that has so much to offer. We often blink and miss what is right under our noses. Main Street Corinth offers many family friendly events throughout the year. The success of Main Street Corinth depends on the participation of the entire community. Mark the following dates down on your calendar and we hope to see you there. “Films on Fillmore” is in the CARE Garden at the Crossroads Museum and Historic Corinth Depot. After Disney’s Frozen on May 2, there will be another movie night on October 25. So get your lawn chairs and blankets and come out. The weekend we have all grown to love is the Slugburger Festival weekend.
This year Main Street Corinth will be hosting the 27th Annual Slugburger Festival on July 10-12. This year’s entertainment will include many local favorites, including Jimbo Mathus and the TriState Coalition, Law of Nature, Prowler, Twenty Mile, The Mink Brothers Band, Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funkmonster and the Slug Idol competition. On Saturday, July 12 at 4 p.m. we will all gather in the CARE Garden for the 3rd Annual World Slugburger Eating Championship presented by Main Street Corinth and Major League Eating. Last year there was a crowd of 1,500 who watched Matt “Megatoad” Stonie defeat Joey “Jaws” Chestnut by eating 31 slugburgers in 10 minutes. Come on out and see what happens this year. These three nights will also include PBJ Hapee Days Carnival. The smell of barbecue will start to fill the air downtown the first weekend of October. Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctions the cooking portion of our 24th Annual Hog Wild BBQ Festival. There are cooking teams from near and far who come to enjoy a fun weekend of live entertainment and fun in downtown Corinth. The Run with Rotary 5K and Green Market will also be held on Saturday, October 4. There is live entertainment all three nights and PBJ Happee Days Carnival. Celebrate Corinth is another event Main Street Corinth is excited about continuing in the downtown area. This event includes a silent auction with items donated from businesses in Corinth and the surrounding areas. Tickets are available for sale prior to the event at the Main Street Corinth office. A dinner sampling from local restaurants will be set up in the lobby of SOUTHBank and live music as well. It’s usually held on a Thursday night in November. Our last event of the year is the Annual Corinth–Alcorn County Christmas Parade. This event will take place on Saturday, December 6. Main Street Corinth thanks everyone who is involved with the parade. Our community consists of everything from a large number of volunteer groups to many large industries and many of them participate in the parade. If you are not in the parade, we encourage you to find a spot on the parade route to enjoy the bands, floats, cars and take this time to get in the Christmas spirit. Main Street Corinth is an association of businesses, industries and individuals working together to preserve and invigorate Corinth’s historic downtown. If you are interested in getting involved, please call the Main Street Corinth office at 662-287-1550 or email me at tcoombs@ mainstreetcorinth.com. We would love to answer your questions or get you involved. (Taylor Coombs is director of Main Street Corinth.)
Main Street Corinth offers many family friendly events throughout the year. The success of Main Street Corinth depends on the participation of the entire community. Mark the following dates down on your calendar and we hope to see you there.
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