Minor Street’s major jubilee kicks off this morning

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 31, 2010

NATCHEZ — Celebrating will start early and last all day at the annual Minorville Jubilee today.

Organizer Katie Moore said the lineup for the Minorville march will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Minor Street, and the parade of walkers will take the street at 10 a.m.

The parade will continue up Minor Street to Macedonia Baptist Church where the Amos Polk Gospel Hour will begin.

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Moore said after the gospel hour the celebrating will spill out into the street for the rest of the day.

“There will be dancing for the young people and the fire truck will be there,” Moore said.

There will also be entertainment for adults at the corner of Minor Street and Brenham Avenue, Moore said.

“We will have different activities throughout the day,” she said. “Some of the people from the recreation committee are going to set up basketball games and a ping pong table and things like that.”

The event will wrap up at approximately 7:30 p.m.

In its 19th year, the Minorville Jubilee is a time of celebration for those who live in the neighborhood, grew up there or just have memories of the area, Moore said.

“I’ve lived here my whole life,” she said. “Its fun to get together with everyone.”

Minorville is comprised of the area from Wilson Road to the bayou between Shadyside Street and East Oak Street.

It is known as Minorville because it was carved out of the estate of Concord, owned by Stephen Minor, a native of Pennsylvania, who was the last Spanish commandant of Natchez.