Graduations, Memorial Day top good news

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Memorial Day weekend kicked off the unofficial first days of summer with a long list of celebrations and remembrances.

The weekend started with the graduations at Adams County’s three school systems. Seniors from the Natchez-Adams School District, Cathedral School, and Adams County Christian School were cheered by family, friends and community members as they said farewell to their alma maters and hello to the future.

Saturday night the Natchez Festival of Music closed out is 2019 season of music and drama with the ever-popular Italian opera “La Boheme.” The production was the operatic debut for a group of local children that wowed the crowd Saturday night.

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The community swimming pool opened up to local swimmers last week with an adult swim Thursday and a weekend of cool water for swimmers of all ages Saturday. Organizers are committed to keeping the pool open for all to enjoy, despite the pullout of the YMCA.

Lastly, residents remembered fallen heroes with the annual Memorial Day Parade which included a walk across the Mississippi River Bridge. Several hundred people walked from Vidalia to the Natchez National Cemetery to honor those who sacrificed for our country.

Other good news from the week included:

Natchez native Aaron Adair was thrilled when he watched fellow band member Laine Hardy win this year’s “American Idol” title. Adair plays lead guitar with Hardy for The Band Hardy. Adair and the entire community are excited about what the future holds for the new music superstar.

* Vidalia Lower Elementary student Chyna Warner is well on her way to being a superstar of a different stripe. The second-grader was recently named the Top Reader at her school, racking up 143 points in Accelerated Reader. Congratulations to Warner for her accomplishments.

Let’s always be on the lookout for good news in our community.