Weekend Ticket: Antique cars revving up weekend

Published 12:11am Thursday, June 27, 2013

NATCHEZ — Antique automobiles from across the country will line up on the bluff Saturday to get residents’ weekend motors started.

Weather forecasts predict partly cloudy skies for a majority of the weekend with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday.

The Great Race

Drivers in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race left St. Paul, Minn., on June 22 and will stop in Natchez Friday for a lunch break.

The drivers are headed to Mobile, Ala., as part of a race to test the driver’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s ability to endure a cross-country trip.

Natchez spectators will have a chance to get a first-hand look at the cars when the 100 automobiles line up starting at noon on North Broadway Street. The cars will arrive after noon at one-minute intervals for more than an hour and a half and stay for an hour each to allow spectators to visit with the participants and to look at the cars.

Some of the cars showcased at the event include a 1913 Premier and a 1916 Hudson Indy car.

After leaving Natchez, the cars will head south to Baton Rouge for the seventh of nine overnight stops.

CPS-3 kickoff

Local residents wanting to help scientists learn more about cancer and how to prevent the disease will have a chance to learn how at 5:30 p.m. today.

American Cancer Society officials are hosting a kickoff party at the Natchez Grand Hotel for the Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3).

CPS-3 is the third study since the 1950s done to discover the unknown causes of cancer.

Natchez is one of five host sites in Southwest Mississippi for the study.

Information about the study and how to get involved will be provided at the kick-off event.

Jambalaya fundraiser

The Natchez-Adams Humane Society is hosting a jambalaya fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the house of Dr. Randy and Ann Tillman on Lake St. John.

Barry Maxwell will conduct a live auction, which will feature 12 painted portraits by T.G. McCary, products from the Gift Box in Ferriday, gift certificates to RRUS & Co. in Vidalia and a flight around Natchez with local pilot Jay Fitch.

Humane society members will also recognize Natchez resident Dotty Stubbs as the outstanding volunteer of the year.

Paul Melancon of Cajun Cookin’ restaurant in Natchez will prepare fresh jambalaya.

A cash bar will also be available at the fundraiser.

A donation of $25 is requested for those attending the fundraiser. Casual attire is preferred.