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.
On February 2014, there will be a reenactment of the Battle of Okolona. This battle took place February 22, 1864. The Okolona Development Charities Foundation, a steering committee, and the city will be involved in the production of this event.
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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