Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This Week at the Rez

Highlights, verbatim, from this week's email:

Pepsi Pops is rescheduled for Friday evening, May 16th at Old Trace Park.  Residents can expect increased traffic on Post Road and Rice Road during the event.
·         Dragon Boat Regatta is scheduled for Saturday the 17th at Old Trace Park.
·        Barnett Reservoir Boat Show has been rescheduled to May 31st & June 1st at the Madison Landing Boat Ramp.  Come out and see the latest offering in water recreation.  Admission is free!
·         Mark your calendars now - The Independence Day Celebration at The REZ is scheduled for June 28th.  The celebration will take place at both Old Trace Park and Lakeshore Park. 
**Volunteers are needed to help make the event a success.  If you are interested in volunteering for our community event, please contact our volunteer coordinator:  Amber Pope at APope@TheRez.MS or 601-856-6574. **
·         WaterFest 2014 will be held in conjunction with the Independence Day Celebrations at The REZ on the 28th of June.   Old Trace Park will host the event from 4pm until 7pm. 
·         Barnett Reservoir Foundation is distributing petitions for signatures by registered voters of Rankin County that live on PRVWSD property.  House Bill 836, as signed by the Governor, allows the registered voters of Rankin County, who live or reside on Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) leasehold property the right to petition for a referendum to allow PRVWSD lands in Rankin County to qualify for Resort Status under Mississippi law.   Upon collection of certified signatures from 20% of the electorate, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors will authorize a referendum vote on the petition.  Visit:  www.BarnettReservoirFoundation.org 

May is catfish time on The Rez, which means getting a quick, easy meal out of the lake can be simple. Channel and blue catfish are two of the most underutilized Rez species and are plentiful. They move shallow to spawn May through June and can be caught casting worms, cut bait and even spoiled shrimp from any bank or sand bar. Anchoring a boat on a big stumpy flat 5-8 feet deep can produce enough action to fill a cooler. It's great fun for kids, too.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might want to add that anyone wanting to sign the petition to allow liquor by the drink can go by any PRVWD office to do so!