The 2012 annual Otha Turner Family Picnic will take place August 24th and 25th at Otha Turner’s house at 924 O. B. McClinton Road in Senatobia, Mississippi. The event will feature Turner’s grand-daughter, Sharde Thomas with the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band. The admission charge is $3.00.
Directions: On I-55, get off on the Senatobia exit and turn left (away from town) down Highway 4. Go approximately three Miles down that road to Gravel Springs Road (the second road to the right on 4 from Senatobia). Turn right on Gravel Springs Road. Go to the second 4-way stop and turn left (that road is OB McClinton Road) Follow that road about a half mile and the Turner’s Picnic is on the right. There will be lots of cars & people gathered there. Park along the side of the road.
The late Otha Turner was featured in the film, Gravel Springs Fife & Drum which you may view below.