Purpose of Okolona Development Foundation Charities, Inc. is to provide civic, economic and community development for the city of Okolona, MS and the surrounding area. The intention is to enhance all aspects of community life through volunteer sponsored programs.
Contributions for any organizations associated with Okolona Development Foundation Charities, Inc. are tax-deductible and may be made payable to CREATE Foundation, POB 1053, Tupelo, MS 38802. Okolona Development Foundation Charities, Inc. is a Special Project with CREATE, our regional non-profit organization, www.createfoundation.com.
At this time, Okolona Development Foundation Charities, Inc. owns 270 acres of Civil War Battle of Okolona property in two locations. One is north of Okolona off US Highway 245, and the other is located 6 miles north of Okolona on US Highway 41 North.
Battle reenactment dates are determined from year to year. The previous two reenactments took place in 2013 and 2015. Plans are for a reenactment in 2018.
FRIENDS OF CHANDLER HOUSE
Okolona Development Foundation Charities, Inc. owns the Chandler house. The home has been listed on MS Heritage Trust Program's "2007 Mississippi's Ten Most Endangered Historic Places". To assist in the renovation and restoration of the home, contact the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, go to http://www.mississippiheritage.com/list07.html.
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Sponsors: Bank of Okolona • Renasant Bank • United Furniture
Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc. • Okolona Electric Department • Food Giant
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