Cool events among good news items

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We hope your Valentine’s Day flowers are still holding their blooms and that you haven’t yet devoured the last of the chocolate that special someone gave you. Like those lingering Valentine’s Day gifts from the past week, let’s take a look at a few of the lingering good news gems from the past week.

*Local swimmers got the opportunity to take a plunge — a polar bear plunge — into the cold waters of the Natchez-Adams County NASD Aquatic Center on Saturday morning. The swim, however, obviously wasn’t just for pleasure as the temperatures were in the low 50s. The event was actually a fundraiser in which the plunging polar bears paid $25 for a chance to take the cool dip. That makes them cool indeed.

The money will be put to good use, pool administrators say, funding special events throughout the pool’s season that begins in May.

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*Bishop Gunn, the Billboard blues charting band originally from Natchez and now based in Nashville, announced the lineup for the band’s second-annual Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil scheduled for May 11 on the Natchez bluff.

Bishop Gunn has managed to enlist a great lineup of musical talent for the show, including Magnolia Bayou, Southern Avenue, Black Stone Cherry and Tyler Childers. Add Bishop Gunn to that list, and we believe it is a winner. We look forward to the show and hosting all the tourists who will undoubtedly come to town to see the bands raise the roof.

*Speaking of raising the roof, that’s precisely what the Natchez Historic Foundation is doing at the Historic Prentiss Club building. Passersby can see the progress being made as the rafters are going up on the building that lost its roof and was heavily damaged by fire in September.

When the roof is done it will look similar to the original roof but it will be shingled instead of tiled and the building will back to normal in appearance soon and, most importantly, protected from the elements.

News from the past week was good indeed, and we are sure that more good news is coming this week. Keep looking for it.