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Eudora Welty’s Birthday

Friday, April 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House. Eudora Welty’s Birthday. Celebrate Welty’s 104th birthday with cake and a choir in the side garden of the Welty House, free tours of the house, and a plant sale. The sixth-grade honor choir from First Presbyterian Days School Choir will perform at 10 a.m. and birthday cake will be served from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tours of the house in honor of Welty’s birthday will be given at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Five camellia varieties, including Elisabeth, Dr. Tinsley, Lady Clare, White Empress, and Debutante, will be sold in 3 gallon posts for $25 each from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those varieties were planted by Welty and her mother, Chestina, and grow in the garden today. A local nursery will provide summer heirloom annuals—a tall pink zinnia, the ‘Legion of Honor’ marigold, and a lemon-yellow sunset hibiscus with a maroon throat. For more information or to reserve a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email Eudora Welty House.