CVB head shores up Tunica tourism options
The tie between local museums and tourism got a boost from Convention & Visitors Bureau chief Webster Franklin, as Franklin outlined progress at two local venues last week for Tunica Rotary members.
Franklin said the Tunica RiverPark and the new Gateway to the Blues are “very important to continued tourism development, especially cultural and heritage tourism.
Recovery expenses hefty
Countless homes destroyed or damaged, hundreds of man hours in clean up, millions of dollars in lost revenue...there are many numbers that could be attached to the flooding in Tunica County. On Oct. 14, Emergency Management Director Randy Stewart issued a worksheet providing a breakdown on what Tunica County has spent in disaster recovery.
Celebrating sixty years
In 1951, the Korean conflict was heating up, the first passenger jet trip was made, Mickey Mantle hit his first home run and “I Love Lucy” debuted on television.
That same year, Sister Angela Susalla became a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and embarked on a life of service that eventually led her from her home state of Michigan to Tunica.
Hooray for Homecoming
Following several days of coronations and celebrations, the Tunica County School District spotlighted Homecoming royalty at the annual parade on Friday, Oct. 14. Sheriff K.C. Hamp led the participants on their journey down Main Street and up Edwards Avenue.
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