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Spotlight to shine on Lorrie Morgan at Fulton festival

Spotlight to shine on Lorrie Morgan at Fulton festival

Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 9:09 pm

Spotlight to shine on Lorrie Morgan at Fulton festival | Spotlight to shine on Lorrie Morgan at Fulton festival
Fulton’s Railroad Heritage Festival is moving full steam ahead for three days of family fun Sept. 17-19.
Organizers are on track to provide activities that will culminate with a free concert by country music star Lorrie Morgan at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 in Pontotoc Park in downtown Fulton.
She is a Grand Ole Opry member whose hits have included “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No,” “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” “Dear Me,” “Out of Your Shoes,” “Watch Me,” “Something in Red” and “Except for Monday.” Her father is Grand Ole Opry star the late George Morgan.
This year’s festival will officially begin Sept. 17 at 9 a.m., when food vendors will be set up in downtown Fulton and when a senior citizens Rook tournament will get under way at the Senior Citizens Center downtown. Activities will continue with the House of Prayer’s annual bean supper at 5 p.m. at the Pontotoc Community Center at the park. The price is $4 per person.
The opening day’s activities will conclude with a greased pig contest at 6 p.m. in the lot behind the Fulton Post Office and gospel music featuring The Joylanders at 7 at Pontotoc Park, according to a recently-released schedule of activities.
On Sept. 18, activities will begin early with the Parkway Regional Hospital-sponsored health fair from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pontotoc Community Center. Food vendors will also be set up beginning at 9 a.m. downtown.
A children’s “bump -n- jump” carnival will run from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Fulton, followed by the Fulton Idol Contest at 5 at Pontotoc Park and The Chessmen in concert at 7:30 at the park. The evening’s festivities will include give-aways of various electronics and more.
A full day of activities is set for Sept. 19, starting early with registration for a car show beginning at 7 a.m. downtown and continuing with the opening of the food vendors at 9 a.m.
A pistol shoot and turkey shoot will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Fulton firing range, located at South Fulton’s city dump about two miles out on Harris Drive, west of the John C. Jones Parkway. There is a $20 registration fee per class per level, with trophies, door prizes and rifles to be given away. The novice class will start at 9 a.m., followed by expert at 10:30, master at 1 p.m., top gun at 2:30, a turkey shoot at 3 and the awarding of prizes and trophies at 4. Applications and guidelines are available at the Fulton Police Department at 340 Browder St. or by calling the police department at (270) 472-3141.
The final day’s events will continue at 10 a.m. with a car show in downtown Fulton and a magic show at Pontotoc Park, followed by “The Extreme Green Show” at 11:30 a.m. at the park and the Cheerleading Showcase from noon to 2:30 at the park. Buckle Down will be featured in concert from 3-6 p.m. at Pontotoc Park, the car show winners will be announced at 4 and the “bump -n- jump” carnival fun for children will continue from 4-8 downtown.
Another magic show will start at 5 at the park.
The Grand Parade will roll through the Twin Cities’ downtown area starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 19, followed by a second performance of “The Extreme Green Show” at 7 and the Fulton Idol winner’s performance at 7:30. The final day’s activities will culminate at 8 when Ms. Morgan takes the stage at Pontotoc Park, where the closing events will also include give-aways of electronics and more.
All events are free to the public unless otherwise indicated.
For more information, contact the Fulton Tourism Commission at (270) 472-9000.
Published in The Messenger 9.8.09

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