Love cars? Love the classics? Then this event is for you! The Mississippi Corvette Club, Inc. announced that it will host its annual Mississippi Corvette Classic at the Jackson Convention Complex on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The doors will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission will be $5.00 for all over the age of 12. The net proceeds from this event will benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Corvettes from all 7 generations will be on display in a fun, air conditioned environment. Live music will be provided. There will be food, games, and a silent auction. The show floor will be surrounded by vendor booths offering quality goods and services.
Visit www.mscorvetteclub.com for additional information or to register YOUR corvette.
Every year, English Professor Zane Hodge swims Lake Chicot at Lake Village, Arkansas - up to 21 miles without leaving the water. Last year an injury prevented Zane from swimming, so his friends swam it for him.
This year's swim is titled Chicot Challenge VIII: The Comeback and will be June 1, 2019.
This year, Zane said, "I plan to swim a "one way," that is a swim from the Lake Chicot State Park boat ramp to Ditch Bayou. This is a twelve-mile journey, the same distance as last year's Chicot. I hope Wilson, Spence, and MJ swim also. They are welcome to swim as little or as much as they like."
Why he does it:
1. to raise awareness of the dangers of developing diabetes. The Mississippi Delta is in the epicenter of the worldwide diabetes epidemic. We are all at risk, but we can take steps to prevent this disease.
2. to raise funds for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.
3. Zane hopes to prevent himself from becoming a diabetic through his athletic adventures. This condition runs in his family.
4. Zane hopes to inspire others to exercise and take control of their health.