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franklin county times

Reservation prepares for Choctaw Indian Fair

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
July 6, 2001
PHILADELPHIA The history and tradition of the Choctaw Indian Fair dates back over the centuries to different events. In its current form, the 52nd annual event gets under way Wednesday here at the Pearl River Reservation for a four-day run.
Much of the fair is dedicated to Choctaw history and culture. Also, some of the top acts in Country Music and Rock-and-roll will be on stage, including Ty Herndon, Sawyer Brown and Lonestar.
Ticket prices are as follows: adult season pass $15; adult day pass $10; student season $10; student day pass $5.
The events are as follows:
Wednesday: 7 p.m. – 2001 Choctaw Indian Princess Pageant; 10:15 p.m. – World Series Stickball;
Thursday: 7 p.m. – Red Bone; 8 p.m. – Ty Herndon; 10:15 p.m. – World Series Stickball;
Friday: 7 p.m. – Andy Griggs; 8 p.m. – Sawyer Brown; 10:15 p.m. – World Series Stickball;
Saturday: 7 p.m. – Dick Hardwick; 8 p.m. – Lonestar; 10:15 p.m. – World Series Stickball.
For more information, call 650-7450.
The gates open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and close at 1 a.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and close at 2 a.m.
At 6 p.m. each evening, Chief Martin will discuss recent accomplishments by the people along with future plans.

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