Monday, March 5, 2012

Platinum Club "Mystery" Day Trip to Carrollton MS

Thursday, March 1st, 2012, the Platinum Club enjoyed touring Carrollton, MS, which is one of the largest historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States.

The group got to view the architecture and hand-craftsmanship of four beautiful churches built before the 1840s. Each house of worship has a special story to tell, and each is still in use today.

Their next stop was a museum in a 19th Century general store on Main Street. Another museum houses a collection of personal and military memorabilia belonging to the great-grandfather and grandfather of a well-known current Washington political figure, Senator John McCain.

A local restaurant in the heart of downtown provided lunch. They enjoyed homemade chicken pot pie, broccoli, green beans, fresh salad, rolls, iced tea, and banana pudding for dessert.

After lunch, the group was able to tour select historic Southern homes. One home was used in the film version of William Faulkner’s The Reivers. Another features a framework built of hand-hewn materials. A third, built in 1841, once belonged to the patriarch of the family that started the Jitney-Jungle grocery store chain. One of the homes was even used in the filming of "The Help."

The tour of homes was followed by some free time to explore the charming “Pickett Fence” shopping area. The Platinum Club ejoyed browsing through arts and crafts, antiques, and uniquely Southern gifts before heading back home.

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