Bowie knife show, hospital benefit scheduled this weekend

Published 12:03 am Thursday, August 18, 2011

NATCHEZ — With the eighth annual Bowie Knife show scheduled for Saturday and a St. Jude Children’s Hospital Benefit Dinner Sunday, Miss-Lou residents are looking for something to do this weekend are in luck.

Bowie Knife Show

Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, classic weapon enthusiasts will flock to the Natchez Convention Center to enjoy eight hours of buying, trading and viewing, show organizer John Holyoak said.

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“There are going to be collectors from all over the U.S.,” he said. “There are going to be plenty of booths, and I think people are going to find there are some pretty interesting items.”

For a $5 admission fee, Holyoak said attendees will be able to trade, buy or sell items at each booth.

“Any type of gun collector, or person with interest in weapons, Indian artifacts or western artifacts will want to come out,” he said. “These are some of the top collectors in the country, and the quality of the items are so high, it’s almost like walking through a museum.”

Holyoak said some of the collectors may even be able to appraise any items that are brought in.

“We want to discourage anyone from bringing in any modern day weapons,” he said. “We want items that are 100 years or older.”

Holyoak said the show will mainly be for weapons, but there will also be Indian and western collectibles at the show.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Benefit Dinner

After raising more than $21,000 for St. Jude Children’s hospital, Miss-Lou residents are invited to attend the fifth annual benefit dinner to continue helping the hospital expand its research.

Starting at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Castle Restaurant, attendees will be given a delicious meal, including, appetizer, salad, dinner, dessert and a wine pairing.

Attendees will also be able to participate in a silent auction during the event.

Tickets for the event are $60 per person, and all money raised will go to St. Jude.

For more information or to reserve a ticket, residents can call Lyn Fortenbery at 601-446-8500.