Solve the Mystery

In each issue of Mississippi Farm Country is a Mystery Photo. Everyone who solves the mystery will have his or her name entered into a drawing for a weekend getaway at a Mississippi Bed and Breakfast Inn sponsored by Farm Bureau. When all correct guesses have been received, we will randomly draw 20 names. These 20 names will receive a prize and have their entry placed in the hat twice for the drawing at the end of the year. This procedure is to accomodate members who receive their magazine at a later date than others. Families may submit only one entry. Federation staff members or their families are ineligible to participate in this contest. Good luck!

Answer the question correctly and you will qualify for the random drawing that determines our top twenty winners. You will also qualify for the bed and breakfast drawing at the end of the year.

This month's mystery

Our mystery water park is situated on Rials Creek, a beautiful spring-fed body of water that is cold even in the summer. You will find a small waterfall, a swimming area, picnic tables and a beach of rock and sand. The facility is operated and maintained by the Simpson County Park Commission.

Read the clues and make your guess.

Name this Water Park.

Here are your clues from the magazine:

Our mystery water park is located on Highway 43 near Mendenhall. It takes its name from a nearby community. According to one historical account,1 the area got its name when it put in a bid for the Simpson County courthouse and said that it would “stand on its own merit.”

Mendenhall eventually got the courthouse, but the community – and its water park – got a unique name. The area is also home to Eason’s Fish House.

Name our mystery water park.

To enter the contest:

Write your answer on a piece of paper and include your name, address and phone number. Send your entry to:

Solve the Mystery Contest
Attn: Glynda Phillips, Editor
P. O. Box 1972
Jackson, MS 39215-1972

Or you may e-mail your entry to

Deadline for entries is May 31.


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