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|Chamber updated on events|
Ferriday Chamber of Commerce members were updated on upcoming events Tuesday and reminded of a survey discussing the possibility of merging the Vidalia and Ferriday chambers.
"We are using this survey to decide how to proceed," said Ferriday Chamber president Liz Brooking. "We've heard some positive comments and negative comments."
As for upcoming events, the Concordia Christmas Charity Fund drive is underway. Rena Pitts said food and toys will be distributed on December 19 at 9 a.m. at Ferriday High.
"We're working on our list now," Pitts said.
Volunteers are needed to help collect donations and distribute on December 19.
The Ferriday Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 5 at 10 a.m. and the theme is Santa's Workshop.
Ferriday Mayor Glen McGlothin said the town will be receiving a blue marker designating Ferriday as part of the Blues Trail. McGlothin said the marker will be dedicated to Will Haney, who ran Ferriday's Haney's Big House, a famous nightclub on Fourth Street in the 940s and 1950s.
Bluesmen like B.B. King of the Mississippi Delta and others came to town and honed their craft before they became internationally famous, while hundreds would come from miles around to listen, drink, eat, dance and have a good time. McGlothin also said a Ferriday Soul Survivors Festival is in the works to honor Haney.
The mayor also said the Ferriday Music Hall, which will be located on First Street in the former railroad car building, should be open at the first of the year.
McGlothin also asked for the Chamber's help in organizing meetings to take advantage of Main Street money, Preserve America and Certfied Local Goverment mone.
Judith Bingham of the Delta Music Museum said the Arcade will host St. Joseph Arts, Inc., for their Christmas musical on Dec. 17.
Bingham said the Joe Cook Family will perform at the Arcade on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Naomi & the Segos and The Sullivan Family will also perform.
Tickets are $12.
Bingham said 150 attended the first Arcade Country Music Showcase on November 10. The showcase, which features the Gene King Band, is being held the second Saturday of each month.
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