Let’s do a little “Spring Flinging”


A night of fun with friends and dancing will be just the thing to banish the winter blues and usher in a long awaited Spring.

Presented by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council the Spring Fling Fundraiser will be Friday, April 9th at The Civic. The cost is $15 per person, with a wine and beer cash bar available.


The doors open at 7:30pm and the fun begins at 8 as Legacy treats the crowd to great oldies, funky rock and roll, and of course a couple of slow dances for a little romance!

Look forward to rockin’ to “Be Young Be Foolish” by the Tams, “Soul Man” from Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally”, and “Brick House” by the Commodores.

For the romantic at heart there will be “My Girl” from the Temptations, “Fire” by the Pointer Sisters, and the Bee Gees’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” Lots more great dance tunes are on the play list. And if we’re lucky, we might just see one of the all time legends of show business make a special appearance! No, its NOT Elvis.

Legacy members are Scotty Allen (bass and vocals), Susie Marshall (keyboard) who happens to be my college roomate, Mark Stafford (drums and vocals), Sam Long (guitar and vocals), Jesse Yates (saxophone, guitar, keyboard, bass and vocals) and Bob Marshall (saxophone, guitar, bass and vocals).

Scotty is the owner of Calvert Funeral Home. Susie has a master’s degree in music from Ole Miss and teaches music at Church Hill Elementary. Mark is a technical designer at Babcock & Wilcox. Sam is an attorney by degree and is President of Long Wholesale distributors in Meridian, MS. Jesse has a music degree from Mississippi State University and is the band director at Louisville, MS, High School.

Bob is a practicing attorney here in West Point who has taken up song writing lately and just recorded his first cd in Nashville. Having played with various bands in years past and reuniting in 2009, this unique mix of family, old friends and new friends are enjoying playing for all types of events, and are especially looking forward to entertaining the crowd at the Spring Fling.

Proceeds from the Spring Fling will benefit the West Point/Clay County Arts Council in presenting Music in the Park. This series begins April 15th with weekly free concerts beginning at 5:30pm. Featuring both local talent and professional musicians, these free cultural programs promote the arts, improve our quality of life and boost the enjoyment of our unique city for us and our visitors.

President Valeda Carmichael expressed gratitude for community support for the Arts Council’s efforts in providing arts activities. “Special thanks goes to the business sponsors that make this event possible: Southern Ionics, Inc., BancorpSouth, Frank’s Package Store, The Smoke Stack, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Sunflower, and Kroger,” she said.

Tickets for the Spring Fling are available at CulinArts, The Point, Bits and Pieces and Petal Pushers, or from any Board Member.   You can also call me – Emily Jones and I will sell you some at inflated rates.  Just kidding.  Call 494-5678 for more information or me at 662-312-0832. Come out and join in the fun and help support the Arts in West Point.

Photo identifications:

Legacy band members (left to right):   Sam Long, Susie Marshall, Mark Stafford, Scotty Allen, Jesse Yates, and Bob Marshall

2 thoughts on “Let’s do a little “Spring Flinging”

  1. Sounds like fun Emily…Priscilla, Bob and I will be there…
    Hope there is a good turnout!!! See you there…..

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