Reptile show at The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library

Photo by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star

A crowd gathers around Becky Yarbrough Tucker as she brings out her alligator during the Yarbrough's Educational Reptiles show in July, 2018 at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library Wednesday. The program helped children learn about alligators, snakes, lizards and other reptiles. 

The Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library will present Yarborough’s Educational Reptile Show at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Mississippi State University Riley Center.

This show is great for all ages and is free and open to the public. The MSU Riley Center is located at 2200 5th St.

The Meehan Volunteer Fire Department will hold Meehan Day beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. The benefit will raise money for fire turnout gear. Volunteers will be selling Boston butts for $30 and barbecue plates for $8. Call Margie Blackwell at (601) 938-0443 or Wayne Robinson at (601) 934-6389 to order Boston butts.

Good food and fellowship will be on tap Saturday as the National Council of Meridianites Convention and Picnic, which will celebrate its 53rd annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highland Park. The park is located at 1720 Jimmie Rogers Memorial Drive. A gala is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience.

There will be a show at the Temple Theatre Saturday night at 8 p.m. with Calvin Richardson and TK Soul. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and tickets will be on sale at the door. The event will be hosted by comedians JJ Williamson and Marvin Hunter. Tickets are $30 general admission and $40 VIP. The Temple is located at 2320 8th St. with free parking across the street in the city parking garage.

Kemper County Chamber of Commerce and Kemper Historical Society will be hosting its annual July 4th celebration Thursday on courthouse square in DeKalb. The chamber’s program will begin at 10 a.m. with the presentation of the Sonny Montgomery Patriotic Award. Immediately following the presentation there will be an unveiling of the new Rubin Kemper historical marker on the east side of the courthouse. The public is invited to join in these two special events.

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