Local events abound through December
From now through the end of the year Tunica is packed with fun things to do, starting with this Saturday, when the Henderson Rec Center hosts a Community Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and pro wrestling returns, this time in the Rec gymnasium, starting at 7 p.m.
Next week is just as busy. On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce are hosting an invitation-only celebration of 20 years of gaming and tourism at Bluesville in Horseshoe Casino. The bi-annual Scout Base, organized by the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America, begins at the Tunica Arena, with thousands of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Explorers, Scout families and visitors expected for Friday and Saturday events, demonstrations and activities.
Board takes on relief, housing, hires
During a three hour meeting on Oct. 1, supervisors covered citizen issues, changes to the housing department, the Robinsonville multi-purpose center and received reports from various department heads. They recessed until 5 p.m. on Oct. 15.
Citizen Robert Whalen made a plea to the board for help with flooding on Verner Road, where he owns a home.
Restaurant celebrates milestone
Since its opening in 1937, Tunica’s iconic eatery, the Blue and White, has been a stopping point for tens of thousands of patrons.
From Delta travelers passing to and from Memphis and duck hunters taking a break for a hot meal after a morning in the blind to world-famous celebrities, the Blue and White has served more meals than the populations of some small countries.
Now, in its 75th year of operation, the renowned restaurant is celebrating its birthday, compliments of a Tunica County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored shindig.
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