Hotel Motel Not The Holiday Inn
What once was the Landmark Inn is one again the Landmark Inn. The Holiday Inn on Highway 45 North has once again changed names. According to Columbus Building Official Kenny Wiegel, a request to change the name of the hotel was granted through his office.
The hotel was originally a Hilton. It has also been a Ramada Inn and the Landmark Inn — twice.
Bowling And Rolling
Wiegel said construction continues at the old Sack N Save building on a new 24-lane bowling alley. According to Wiegel, the new complex is scheduled to have pool tables and games, limited food and inflatables for the children.
Rebecca’s Rooms Holds First Pageant
On May 11, 2013, the non-profit organization Rebecca’s Rooms held their first annual beauty pageant. The theme was “Free To Be Me”. Girls could be free to dress up wearing casual, Sunday dress, or a pageant dress. There were different categories for ages 0-15. Twenty five girls participated in this event. The Grand Supreme winner for the pageant was Jaiden Egger, daughter of Matt and Morgan Egger.
A lot of work went into the pageant and Rebecca’s Rooms would like to thank everyone who helped with the music, food, decorating, and so many other things that allowed the pageant to be successful. They also want to thank Immanuel Christian High School for allowing them to use their stage and gym to host the event. Also, they would like to thank those who sponsored gifts for the door prizes, Tutti Frutti, Smackers, New Life Supply, Monogram Plus, Cathy Johnson for the Thirty One bags, and Fashion Barn. Thank you to Lollipop Pictures and Jennifer Garrand for doing the pictures.
Rebecca’s Rooms goal is to give children and adults with disabilities a remodeled and newly decorated room to help accommodate their needs and as well bring a joyful atmosphere to their lives. The money that was raised at the pageant and at other fund raising events go 100% toward the remodeling and decorating rooms done by Rebecca’s Rooms.
With only five members on the board for Rebecca’s Rooms, it would be nearly impossible to do the projects themselves. Volunteers are a needed help. The projects deal with electrical, carpentry, painting, decorating, and so many other areas, there is something everyone can be involved in. Even to just help carry or moves things. For more information on volunteering, applying for a room to be customized, the story behind Rebecca’s Rooms, or even to donate, go to rebeccasrooms.com.
Rebecca’s Rooms will be doing their first project in the month of June. They are hoping this will be the first of many. They do not only want to change the rooms for people, but hopefully change lives as their lives will be changed as well.
Celebrity Super Chef Gordon Ramsay spent a long weekend in Starkville while filming an episode of his hit TV show, “Hotel Hell.” In the show, which was filmed at the Hotel Chester, Ramsay utilizes his trademark brash style and market tested methods to help innkeepers revive dying hotels.
Chef Ramsay was sighted all over Starkvegas over the weekend, including swimming at the Sanderson Center, shopping at Piggly Wiggle and even catching a bite to eat at The Little Dooey BBQ. While filming at Dooey’s, Chef Ramsay feasted on a wide selection of BBQ and even washed it down with some sweet tea.
The world class chef also stopped to pose with Tommy Jackson, a Columbus Municipal School District employee who said he is a huge fan and tapes every show Ramsay does. Ramsay also visited with CMSD Special Ed teacher Myra Brown, who was at The Dooey to visit her sisters, Kathy and Emma, who prepared Ramsay’s food for him. Brown said that Ramsay was very nice and even left the servers a $50 tip! “It was a real treat” Brown said, “he couldn’t have been more polite.”