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Community Calendar and Events

Farmers market to kick off June 27
The City of Monticello’s newly-organized farmers market will be held for the first time from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 27 at Cooper’s Ferry Park.
There is no charge to vendors for table set up. The market is open to all with fruits, vegetables, and home-made food products for sale.
For more information, call 601-587-0045.

Sunday, June 28
The Southwest Chapter of ABATE will have its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Rosco’s of McComb due to Father’s Day. The chapter will go over upcoming events. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Carmen Hill at 601-754-8560.

Veterans Day program cancelled
The annual Veterans Day program sponsored by the Abner W. Cooper Memorial Post 27 of the American Legion will not be held this year because of concerns and logistical problems presented by COVID-19.
By this time each year, speakers and other participants in the program have been confirmed. This year, many have fallen through because of concerns related to coronavirus.
Organizers are developing some ideas for an observance but on a far lesser scale than the event at the Lawrence County Courthouse that has been held for years.
Dr. Tim Lea, director of veterans services for Copiah-Lincoln Community College, hopes things will be back to normal next year.

Town of New Hebron plans music
and fireworks for July 4

The Town of New Hebron will hold an Independence Day Celebration on July 4 at the Town Park on Main Street. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will end with a fireworks show at 8:30 p.m.
Tupelo’s R&B band “For Appeal” will perform favorite tunes.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, refreshments will not be served. Bring your own cooler.
Attendees are asked to practice social distancing in the park. Masks are recommended.
Fireworks can be viewed from your automobile.
For more information, call 601-694-2115.