Heat, humidity and rain didn't keep hundreds of people from an annual Independence Day celebration in Alcorn County.
Lows heat, humidity and rain didn't keep hundreds of people from an annual independence day celebration in alcorn county.
Wcbi's allie martin has more from the grounds of the old jay sent uh courthouse.
Every year, tim prewitt and his family make the drive from tupelo to the old courthouse, named after the battle of san jacinto in texas.
But don't pronounce it that way.
"jacinto, if you say it jacinto you're obviously from out of town."
The jacinto fourth of july festival began forty years ago, and has become known for its political speeches.
Candidates for local, state and federal offices are given a few minutes to talk to the crowd from a flatbed trailer.
Nats standup bridge the rain caused some folks to leave a little bit early but most people in the crowd had made up their mind about the candidates.
People come here every year to see old friends, make new ones, enjoy the fellowship and celebrate the nation's birthday.
"my grandfather was mayor o rienzi, so we understood this was a political event as well, really what it seemed like to me was a big family reunion, a lot of people getting back together and spending time together."
"i love patriotic celebration as a veteran and proud american, i love to get together with other people who are crazy about the red, white and blue and i love the opportunity to meet all these candidates, and love the opportunity to interact with people in all these communities.
" many of the political speakers took time to thank veterans and first responders in the crowd.
In jacinto, allie martin, wcbi news .
The jacinto event is considered the second