Having won the designation as the “Waterfowl Capital of Mississippi” in 2006, Drew (population 2,434) is holding their first annual “Delta Wings Festival” on November 3, 2007.
I was in Drew in July and wrote several blogs in late July and early August about how Drew and neighboring Ruleville were making valiant efforts to reinvent themselves from that of the typical Delta town. I was particularly impressed with the effort being made in Drew to redevelop their historic downtown.
This first festival will include a youth and adult duck calling contest; a duck gumbo competition; music; food and other activities. Prizes include a celebrity hunt with Archie Manning at the Fighting Bayou Hunting Club. The event will wrap up with a Delta Waterfowl Banquet at the Drew Country Club.
Drew is not giving up. I’m impressed with their approach and tenacity.