Natchezians do great things around world

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Natchezians do some amazing things.

Last week, several people with local ties demonstrated their creativity, skill and perseverance to excel in their individual endeavors.

4Natchez mayor Darryl Grennell has turned his love for crocheting into a love for helping his fellow man. Grennell creates beanies to help keep cancer patients warm after losing their hair during chemotherapy treatments. Grennell said he has made between 25 to 30 beanies over the past few months. Each beanie comes with a card asking for God’s blessing to the wearer of each hat.

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4Country rap artist Preston Williams, who is also known by his stage name “P-Lane,” is ready for his big break when he opens for Lil Nas X — the creator of this summer’s big hit “Old Town Road,” which held the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for a record 19 weeks. Williams will be opening during the Sandbox Music Festival on Sept. 29 in Mesa, Arizona.

4Natchez outdoor enthusiast Lena McKnight knows where to find the ultimate adventure challenge. Next month McKnight will join a team of Florida adventure racers to participate in the “Eco Challenge Fiji,” which is also being touted at the “World’s Toughest Race.” McKnight’s team will join more than 60 other teams to participate in the 12-day race, which will cover more than 400 miles of the South Pacific island’s rugged territory.

4Natchez High School graduate Kaitlyn Green had one of her busiest summers as the 2019 Miss Natchez Hospitality. The daughter of Seleth and Tonika Green, Kaitlyn spent the last week in July at the University of Southern Mississippi competing for the state title. Now she will return to USM to focus on a future career in medicine.

Let us always be on the lookout for the many amazing things that are happening in our community.