The new year has arrived, and as you know, March will be here in a few weeks. It is time for the Chamber to elect new board members. A ballot with 6 names will be sent (by mail)to all members of the Chamber. You are asked to select 3 of the six to serve a 3 year term on the Chamber board. Please consider the names carefully and vote for 3 of your choice. Also, please write in your choice for Hall of Fame, if you have one.
The date for the chamber banquet has been set for Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. Mark your calendars for that date. The place, entertainment, and ticket price will be posted later.
There will be a ribbon cutting for South Group Insurance Services of Magee, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM. (formerly Joe Lee Insurance Agency building).
There will be a ribbon cutting and grand opening of Uniquely Southern on Friday, December 11,2009 at 12:00 noon. This is located in the new building near Wal Mart.
The 2009 Christmas Parade was one of the largest in recent years. Katina Rankin was the Grand Marshal, followed by Bob Everett, 2009 Outstanding Citizen, and Bro. Paul Padgett, 2009 Spirit of Magee. Our volunteer fire fighters put on a grand display showing off the best looking fire trucks around. Fire station 7 was also in attendence
with 3 of their trucks and 7 North Simpson County Explorers walking behind . The Magee and Mendenhall bands were on hand to set the mood with Christmas music.
We had a number of floats this year and they all deserve recognition, but only three prizes were offered. First place went to Magee Vererinary Hospital, second place went to Boswell Regional Center, and third place went to Simpson County Schools Read to Me Program. We thank everyone that entered the parade and appreciate the effort of each one that made our parade a success. Looking forward to a bigger and better parade in 2010.
The theme for the Christmas parade this year is "The Sights and Sounds of Christmas". We need entries for the parade. Applications are available at the Chamber office, Magee Library, and Hughes Florist. They can also be faxed to you if you wish. Please think about having a float in the parade. We need lots of floats to have a good parade Please be sure to put your name on your float or car in letters big enough, and dark enough for the announcer to see so he can announce who you are.
The city of Magee will have a Christmas tree in the Ural Everett Park and there will the lighting of the tree before the parade. A photographer will be present at 4:00 PM to make pictures of your child with Santa. The cost of the pictures will be $5.00 for one picture 4X6, or three for $10.00. The pictures will be available as soon as they are taken.
Hot choclate , spiced cider, and coffee will be served to those attending. Make plans to come out and enjoy the parade.
The Magee Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The theme for this year is "Home for the Holidays". We need your entries, especially floats. Entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber office or call (601-849-2517) if you need one faxed to you. There is no entry fee. The Grand Marshal will be Katina Rankin of WLBT television station. Katina is originally from Magee. Let's make this a great parade.
The Chamber held an Open House on September 1, 2009 to allow members and the public to see the changes to the Chamber office. Here are a few photos of the event.
Magee Chamber of Commerce supports our troops. We are taking donations to help prepare care packages for troops. You can drop your donations in the box at the Chamber Office. Help us show our service men and women we support them! See the list below for needed items.
We are asking anyone that will to enter a float in the Christmas parade. It takes time to put one together so the parade being about 6 weeks away gives you plenty of time to start thinking about it The theme is "Home for the Holidays"
as in the past ,there will be prizes for the three best floats. 1st place will receive $100.00, 2nd place will receive $75.00, 3rd place will receive $50.00. Judging will be done by out of town judges.