A community event

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 2, 2010

I appreciate the coverage you gave to “Mont Helena: A Dream Revisited” being performed in Rolling Fork (The Vicksburg Post, April 23.)

I was disappointed there was no mention of Emily Carter. She is the director of the play and is vital to the entire production. Without her experience and creativity, the play would not be as professional or successful.

Also, I want your readers to know that without the support and efforts of an entire community, our play would not have been possible. The citizens of Rolling Fork and its surrounding areas made a decision that we would not let our town die. We did not want to be a statistic like so many small Delta towns.

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Not only do we have a history with Muddy Waters and the famous Teddy Roosevelt bear hunt, but family connections to the love story of Helen Johnstone Harris and Henry Vick added just one more reason for tourists to visit.

“Mont Helena: A Dream Revisited” began with a meeting of just a few people and escalated into a community project. Everyone was eager to become involved.  Friends of Mont Helena was established, committees were formed and the process for a production began. Drick Rodgers, owner of Mont Helena, graciously allowed us to use the beautiful home as our setting. Through a lot of hard work and determination, our dream is now turning into a reality.

Leslie Miller


Friends of Mont Helena

Rolling Fork