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Petal Band in Inauguration Parade

Petal Band to Represent Mississippi in Presidential Inauguration Parade

A special note from Deborah Reynolds, President of the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce:
(any replies should be sent to DACofC@aol.com )

The Petal Band has been invited to represent Mississippi in the Presidential Inauguration Parade on January 20. They are the only group invited from Mississippi.  The total cost for this trip will be about $75,000.  Unaware of this invitation at the time, the band depleted their funds when they performed in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.  This is a historical moment in our country and an honor for our state to have one of a few chosen to attend. Out of 1,385 entries, only 60 were chosen to appear in the parade.  I would like to see the state economic entities embrace and support this trip. This will be an event shown around the world.  The band has 165 members and five staff.  These kids will represent Mississippi with the highest dignity.  They are a very disciplined group.  Any help would be great. They will leave on Sunday and return on Wednesday. 

Contributions may be made to the Petal Band account at any BancorpSouth Bank, to Petal High School, or they may be sent to my office at the address below. Make checks payable to Petal Band.

Thank you very much!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and watch for Mississippi’s own Petal Band in the Presidential Inauguration Parade on January 20!

Deborah Reynolds, IOM
Petal Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 421
712-B South Main Street
Petal, MS 39465
Ph: 601-583-3306
Fax: 601-583-3312





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