CORONA CANCELLATIONS, Y’ALL.

Totally bummed to tell you that we have been advised by our Health officials to cancel Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade
and the Sweet Potato Queens events at the Hilton.

YOU WILL NEED TO DIRECTLY CANCEL YOUR HILTON ROOMS!
They cannot do so without word from you!

We are all sick about it but there’s really no choice.

Overview

The Sweet Potato Queens®
Weekend — 2020

Wednesday, March 25 – Sunday, March 29

Make your HILTON-JACKSON RESERVATIONS NOW! Here’s how—do not deviate from this! Call 601-957-2800 ext. 7004 or 601-957-3191 & ASK FOR BILLIE BURNS. Do NOT SAY “reservations” until you are speaking to him. If unavailable, leave a message and/or email him at BILLIE.BURNS@hilton.com. The rate is $111 per night and the code is SPQ20. **THERE ARE A LOT OF Y’ALL AND BILLIE HANDLES THIS ALL HIMSELF, PERSONALLY. HE HAS NEVER FAILED YOU YET. YOU MAY NOT HEAR FROM HIM IMMEDIATELY BUT HE IS AT WORK ON YOUR BEHALF, FEAR NOT.

The THEME of HAL’S ST PADDY’S PARADE is “Here’s Looking at RUDE, kid”—which is a tribute to Grand Marshal, Trace Alston, King of the RUDE MEN—and producer of THE BEST FLOATS IN THE WHOLE THING, EVERY SINGLE YEAR, FOREVER AND EVER AMEN. So, it’s basically CASABLANCA 2020. Fez or fedora, take your pick.

Yes, we will have buses to & from Parade $20 Bus Pass from SPQ Store at Hilton.

Yes, Big Boyz Toyz will have 4-wheelers to help carry beads for you.

CLASSYMATES SILENT AUCTION for the CHIRREN will be in SPQ Store again! Great stuff coming in for it!

NEW PARTY ON THIRSTY THURSDAY 7pm-11pm in FITZGERALD’s at our Hilton. Faze 4, the band that played last year on Friday night, will be playing. Our very own SPUD STUD Steve is a member of this group!!!

BIG HAT BRUNCH is FRIDAY, 3/27—11:30-1:30 at DRAGO’S, next to the Hilton. Spud Stud Scott Caples will be judging you in every way but he will award a TROPHY for the Hat That Makes Him Happiest.

The QUEENS’ CLASSYMATES’ SILENT AUCTION (100% to Children’s Hospital) will be open for bids in the CABANA ROOM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (check for hours)

Daincin’ in FITZGERALD’S Friday night.

PARADE REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION IS HERE!

Daincin’ in FITZGERALD’S Saturday night—Pearls & PJs—Big Ass Crown Raffle—winner announced at 10PM IN FITZGERALD’S—Remember: YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ALSO WILDLY ENTHUSIASTIC TO WIN.
Winners of QUEENS’ CLASSYMATES’ SILENT AUCTION will be announced Saturday night—TBA.

BATHROBE BRUNCH is SUNDAY MORNING—doors open 8:30am—get your tickets at Hilton Check In. $29 as usual and yummy as ever.

DOOR DECORATION CONTEST—judged by the Hilton Staff! $$$ PRIZE!

There will be much more info forthcoming; so, watch for e-mails and also keep tabs on the Official Sweet Potato Queens Facebook page.

Hotel

The Hilton-Jackson Hotel

Our Host Hotel is the Hilton-Jackson on County Line Road. To make a reservation: Call 601-957-2800 & speak ONLY to BILLIE BURNS. DO NOT SAY “reservation” until you are speaking to him. If he is unavailable, leave a message & he will return the call. You may also email him at billie.burns@hilton.com.

Schedule of Events

Queencentric Schedule of Events


THURSDAY

NEW PARTY ON THIRSTY THURSDAY 7pm-11pm in FITZGERALD’s at our Hilton! Faze 4, the band that played last year on Friday night, will be playing. Our very own SPUD STUD Steve is a member of this group!!!

CLASSYMATES SILENT AUCTION for the CHIRREN will be in SPQ Store again! Great stuff coming in for it!


FRIDAY

Big Hat Brunch on Friday at Drago’s – no ticket needed – order whatever you want, eat it, love it & pay for it. The menu is extensive – you can spend as much or as little as you choose. No minimum charge.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Daincin’ in FITZGERALD’S


SATURDAY
PARADE – 1:00 PM
The PARADE THEME is “Here’s Looking at RUDE, kid”—which is a tribute to Grand Marshal, Trace Alston, King of the RUDE MEN—and producer of THE BEST FLOATS IN THE WHOLE THING, EVERY SINGLE YEAR, FOREVER AND EVER AMEN. So, it’s basically CASABLANCA 2020. Fez or fedora, take your pick.

If you plan to march or build a float, you may register your group NOW here: umc.edu or halsstpaddysparade.com. Big floats ARE allowed and the rules are posted there.

You can order tickets for the post-parade music deal at Hal and Mal’s as well. The line-up isn’t set yet but it’s gonna be great.

The Parade rolls at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 28 March 2020. Float Line-up begins at 7:00 a.m. Marchers should plan on arriving before noon. It’s not a long route but, as always, COMFY SHOES ARE THE RULE!

Yes, we will have buses to & from Parade $20 Bus Pass from SPQ Store at Hilton.

Yes, Big Boyz Toyz will have 4-wheelers to help carry beads for you.

SATURDAY NIGHT

PEARLS & PJS in Fitzgerald’s

Big Ass Crown Raffle—winner announced at 10PM IN FITZGERALD’S—Remember: YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ALSO WILDLY ENTHUSIASTIC TO WIN.

Winners of QUEENS’ CLASSYMATES’ SILENT AUCTION will be announced Saturday night—TBA.


SUNDAY

Bathrobe Brunch at Hilton on Sunday morning. Buy ticket when you check in – probably same price as usual – $29.

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