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FloodFest 2019 showed who we are



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FloodFest 2019 was well organized, well attended and, with any luck, will become an annual event.


The dog days of a Mississippi August summer were met head-on by the desire of Mississippians to love their neighbors. Thousands attended the event.

Local radio and news personality Thomas C. Parker used his experience from his many years as Col. Tom Parker, a promoter for Regional Wrestling Events, to organize and bring together this festival.

Redwood School was the backdrop for the food, vendors and musicians that showed up to help make this event successful. Each of them donated a portion of their proceeds to the 2019 United Way of West Central Mississippi Flood Relief fund. The United Way organized a special committee of trusted community leaders to oversee the collection and distribution of funds.

This event would not have been possible without the support of local businesses who funded the music and the admission.

We will have a separate story on the vendors and their participation.

Following is a pictorial of the day’s events:

Victoria Darden has become the face of the #finishthepumps effort. She was on hand to help explain the issue.

The view from the stage as local musicians The McAllister Brothers perform.

A beautiful cowgirl dances to the music at Floodfest 2019 in front of the items donated for the auction.

Radio stars Dailon Huskey, Chris Burks and Col. Tom Parker prep for the next stage.

An extremely gracious William Michael Morgan speaks with a young fan.

As the afternoon crowd started to wane, the evening crowd started to fill up the area.

A young dancer helped to entertain the crowd towards the back of the show.

Mayor George Flaggs, Col. Tom Parker and South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour take the stage as Dailon Huskey and Chris Burks exit the stage prior to the night’s headliner, William Michael Morgan, is about to perform.

Scott Randall Rhodes and the Mississippi River Band.

This group at the front of the stage had a blast while Scott Randall Rhodes and the Mississippi River Band played.

Col. Tom Parker enjoys a brief moment on the stage.

Three of the performers at Floodfest2019. Martin Pace, William Michael Morgan and Scott Randall Rhodes.


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