Thank you for your support of the 3rd Annual Mules & Blues Festival!
Thanks to all those who participated in planning
the 3rd Annual Quitman County Mules & Blues Festival
The committee members of the 3rd Annual Quitman County Mules & Blues Fest want to personally thank the Quitman County Board of Supervisors, the City of Marks and all the municipalities of Quitman County for coming together to bring this festival to this region. We would like to thank each sponsor, patron, volunteer, entertainer, vendor and the general public for their support and participation.
This is a people’s festival...
A celebration of our community’s history with emphasis on the present and a window into our promising future as we look toward:
the new Amtrak station in the spring of 2018;
the 50th Anniversary of the Mule Train Poor People’s Campaign,
the Marks Project building a community playground and park,
the Re-Claimed Project development to downtown,
the restoration of the Rosenwald School,
and other business ventures and tourism opportunities that await Quitman County.
We love our sponsors!
Please see our Sponsor's page to view our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsors!
To our partners we say “thank you”.
We could not have done this festival without you!
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Mule Train Historical Society
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
Mississippi State University
Quitman County Democrat
Coahoma Community College
The Marks Project
Quitman County Sheriff Department
Quitman County Emergency Services
Quitman County Municipalities' Police Departments
Quitman County Fire Departments
In Partnership with
|Barrons Associates||Skyes Chapel MB Church|
|Dr. Hilliard Lackey||Town of Sledge|
|New Mount Carmel||Pleasant Hope MB Church|
|First Baptist Church||Beatrice Pryor|
|Samuel McCray||Mt. Zion Church|
|Valley Queen M. B. Church||Marks Auto Parts|
|Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wiley|
Velma Wilson, Marge Self, Cal Henderson
5K Walk-Run and Health Services
Dejuan Watts Marge Self, Carrie Benson
Hull Franklin, Robert McCorkle III, Pamela Mc-Nutt
Helen Ingram, Velma Wilson, Cal Henderson
Beatrice Pryor, Lisa Pryor
Samuel McCray, Cal Henderson, Pearlie Owten
Alice Smith, Cleotha Saddler, Gloria Survillion
Security and Parking
Mayor Joe ShegogClean Up
Samuel McCray, Silvestro Killebrew
Velma Wilson, Beatrice Pryor, Pam McNutt
Diane Donnelly, Velma Wilson
Poster Art Contest
Mississippi Bi-Centennial Committee
Members of Marks Project
Planning Committee Attendees
|Carrie Benson||Pearlie Owten|
|Dr. Michael Casey||Beatrice Pryor|
|Jaby Denton||Lisa Pryor|
|Diane Donnelly||Neoma Roberts|
|Hull Franklin||Cleotha Saddler|
|Cal Henderson||Marjorie Self|
|Helen Ingram||Peyton Self|
|Robert Jackson||Mayor Joe Shegog|
|Silvestro Killebrew||Alice Smith|
|Dr. Hilliard Lackey||Gloria Survillion|
|Robert E. McCorkle III||De Juan Watts|
|Samuel McCray||Velma Benson-Wilson|