SHCCF News and Events
Hog Hunting is coming to Bay Springs! With the ever-growing popularity of shows like A&E’s American Hoggers, kids and adults alike will enjoy this event, culminating on March 2nd at the Sims Livestock Facility on Hwy 15 in Bay Springs. Hunters can begin hunting on February 28 and can hunt anywhere in the Southeast. Hunters will bring their hogs to be weighed and to compete for prizes in four categories: Biggest Hog, Biggest Sow, Best 4-hog Stringer and Biggest Tusk. There will also be door prizes and other incentives for competitors and attendees.
The event is not just for hunters, as there will be music, games, fun and food for the entire family. The extravaganza will begin at 11:00 A.M. with opening activities, followed by entertainment by the group Pilot Light. The official weigh-in will take place outside at 2:00 PM. The Gospel Echoes will follow at 3:00. Comedian Lee McBride will entertain beginning at 1:00 PM and Muddy Roads will rock out the evening beginning at 4:30.
Activities for young and old will be held throughout the day's event- between 11-6, including fun jump, pin the tail on the pig, a greased pig catch contest and a laser shooting set up provided by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife. The extravaganza will be set up during these same hours, with a variety of great food from local vendors and items will be shown and for sale from everything to women’s clothing and jewelry to hog dog items. The Hooter’s girls will be on hand to assist with the day’s activities. Several raffles will be held for items such as a Dennison line bred hog hunting puppy from Matt Raybon, and a Yetti cooler. TrophyStack.com will be on hand to register all stats on hogs entered in the contest into their nationwide system, which ranks wildlife by county.
Admission to the event is $5.00, which enters you into the drawing for such items as a shoulder mount, a BBQ grill, dog food, a game camera, guided hunts, meat, artwork, gifts and t-shirts!
This event is not just for fun! The proceeds of the day’s events will be donated to the Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation to benefit the courtyard improvements to Blair E. Batson's Children's Hospital. Seth's foundation is spearheading efforts to improve, update and uplift this courtyard/outside area for all families to enjoy.
Thank you to these sponsors for bringing you Hog Hunting for Kids:
Sweetwater Farms, AFLAC, Parker Processing, Tonya Hester, Cornerstone Dog Boxes, X-treme Outfitters, Alexander's, Joe Frank Alexander, Pigsandpups.com, Boot Country, Summerland Scales, HardCoreHogDogs.com, NAPA, Hammerhead, Summit Tree Stands, Iron Man Sams, Gulf States Fabrication, Chancellor's Feed Supply, Laurel Yamaha, and King's Photography, Stroll'd and Roll'd, Bryant Brothers Taxidermy, Johnny White, Walker Farms, Trish Cameron, Susan Cramer Stein, Brett Jones, Jack Morris Oil, Employees of Black Warrior and Employees of Denbury Resources.
The event will be held at the John R. Sims Livestock Facility at 61 CR 1521 in Bay Springs, MS (39422). For more information on participating, sponsoring or attending, call 601-764-2333.
Look for these food items and more at the extravaganza: grilled chicken, chicken on a stick, ribeye sandwiches, ribs, sausage, turkey legs, porkskins, and coke, diet coke, water and sprite!
See you there! Next Weekend!
Members of the SHCCF and SHCCC joined together to create a parade float for the Bay Springs Christmas Parade, held November 30, 2012. Club Members threw candy and "Cookies with Santa" cups to the crowd as the float made it's way through the streets of Seth's hometown of Bay Springs, MS. The float was awarded second place for it's outstanding workmanship on an intricate float titled "Cookies with Santa". Click here to see a photo of the float.
The float, consisting of a Gingerbread house and candy forest complete with Gingerbread Man (aka SHCCC Co-President, Cade Anderson) gives a glimpse of the event that is planned for December 15 by the same name, to be held at the new children's park in Bay Springs. Santa is scheduled to arrive to this event at 10:00 am by train on the "Seth Harris Express". Children will enjoy cookies and story time with Santa, as well as the opportunity to have their photo made with Santa, make reindeer food and purchase goodies, all to benefit the Seth Harris Childhood Cancer Foundation and the outdoor project at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital, Mississippi's only children's hospital.
Fore more information on this event or to order shirts or tickets, click here!