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

Legacy Sponsors

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  

Committee Chairs

Sponsors and Grants
Velma Wilson, Marge Self, Cal Henderson

5K Walk-Run and Health Services
Dejuan Watts Marge Self, Carrie Benson

Health Resources
Marge Self

Hull Franklin, Robert McCorkle III, Pamela Mc-Nutt

Program Activities/Entertainment
Helen Ingram, Velma Wilson, Cal Henderson

Julie Ferguson

Social Media
Beatrice Pryor, Lisa Pryor

Church Outreach
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

Mule Rides
Silvestro Killebrew

Poster Art Contest
Helen Ingram

Magic Show
Diane Donnelly

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
Pamela McNutt