Black-eyed Pea Festival features 5K

By Dottie Dewberry

Runners! Listen up! The Black-eyed Pea Festival will soon be upon us, and if you wish to participate in the 5K run/walk (starts at 8 a.m.) or 1-mile fun run (starts at 9 a.m.) registration is going on now.

The runs will be Oct. 27 in Mantee. For info or an emailed registration form contact gdavis@colled.msstate.edu or kellim@ext.msstate.edu. Mail forms to Gabby Davis, 754 Old Cumberland Road, Maben, MS 39750. Participants are to make checks payable to Town of Mantee. The 5K is $15; the fun run is $10, which is for ages 18 and under.

Pre-registration guarantees a T-shirt. Be sure to circle shirt size.

Awards will be given to the top three 5K finishers. Awards will also be given to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in each age group: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-up. This is open to males and females.

Waiver forms must be signed by parent or guardian if participant is under 18. All participants must have waiver signed at registration.

Do not delay, if you wish to participate. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Oct. 27 or send for a form by email.

There will be lots of black-eyed peas to be eaten during the day, so bring your appetite. Vendors will be on hand with all kinds of merchandise. Many or other activities will be going on that day, so come out for a family fun day.