Fall weather inspires

Published 12:01 am Monday, September 17, 2007

The cooler temperatures and dazzling sunrays of the last few days have magnified the Miss-Lou’s year-round beauty, and made it difficult to think about anything but the good news.

And that’s just fine with us. Let’s play along with the weather and review a few of the week’s good headlines.

The annual Copper Magnolia Festival at Historic Jefferson College knows how to take advantage of good weather, and it did just that Saturday. Approximately 50 vendors set up their wares for the passersby to examine. The grounds of the college are the perfect setting for such an event, and our community is lucky to have this and many other festivals this time of year.

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Earlier in the week, the end of one project became the beginning of another at Pleasant Acre Day School. Months and thousands of dollars later, the most recent class of Leadership Natchez was standing by Monday for the groundbreaking ceremonies for a new school building.

The work the class has done will pay for a new multipurpose room for lunch, activities and the school’s bead sorting project. Mentally challenged students at Pleasant Acre raise many of their own funds by sorting and reselling Mardi Gras beads.

No part of the Miss-Lou is history-less, we all know that. And each story is different from the next. For Vidalia, history is quite remarkable. The town itself had to pick up and move in the mid-1930s to get out of the way of the mighty Mississippi River.

But thankfully, it’s history moved with it, and some dedicated citizens have done their part to collect all the bits and pieces into a slide presentation. As the Vidalia Garden Club celebrated its 75th anniversary this weekend, photos from the big move were on display.

Thanks to those who’ve devoted countless hours to preserving the history of our area.

History is good, but we know the future will be better.