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Mike Thompson updated an event

6th Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival at Smith County Ag Complex

September 18, 2015 at 8am to September 19, 2015 at 5pm
The 6th Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival sponsored by Mississippi Gourd Society will be held at the Smith County Ag Complex in Raleigh, MS, on Sept. 18-19, 2015. Hours are 8-5 on Friday and Saturday. No Sunday session. Gourdcrafting classes & demos, handcrafted & ready-to-craft gourds, tools, supplies & more. The festival is held in a modern, air-conditioned, handicapped-accessible building.  Y'all come!Website:  …See More
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Gourd Vase Fern Orange Alcohol inks

"Hi Brenda, I did send you an email with my northshoremi.com web address."
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gourd lamp shades and lightbulbs

Does anyone know if a bulb brighter than a 40watt can still be safe to use now with the new light bulbs we have now? I know the older ones would put off so much heat but our new ones don't get even close to the temp of the old.
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"That is so cute and a great piece of art."
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"I just love all your creations"
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"love the blues"


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