Our Generous Sponsors

Working Together for a Better Community



Howard Industries is a leading company in not only Jones County, but also the country consisting of four separate divisions and a wholly-owned subsidiary. Howard Industries is committed to creating, supplying, and supporting superior products in their industries. Thank you Howard Industries for generous sponsorship and for taking an active role in our community to better commerce and community involvement. 


The City of Ellisville has graciously welcomed our festival into their streets and into their hearts as we aim to promote our wonderful city and its incredible assets. The Ellis Fest is a true celebration of the rich history and amazing community spirit that is alive and well within the footprints of the city. From Jones College to Downtown Ellisville and more, the City of Ellisville welcomes you and invites you to enjoy the legends of what once was, the diverse learning, and living the good life of a small city where people know who you are. Welcome to Ellisville and we hope you enjoy Ellis Fest 2018!


Today, this subtle, rebellious spirit of her residents still lies under the surface as young families forsake the ubiquitous surroundings of large, suburban cities for a slower pace of life.  Never has it been more evident with the majority of growth realized by self-made, multi generational companies and world-class corporations who call Jones County home. Jones County Chamber of Commerce's mission is simple – to collaboratively build a better community. Our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce has definitely made our community better! We are supremely grateful for the hospitality of the Jones County Chamber of Commerce. We would not have been able to host this festival without their support and help. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to help build our community!

ACTIVITY SPONSOR- kid's korner

Community Bank is far beyond just a bank. Community Bank prides itself on creating community leaders in the areas it serves. Bank staff is encouraged to be involved in local activities and given the freedom to do so easily. Community Bank is proud of its people and believes their involvement in their community is not just good for business, it’s simply the right thing to do. We thank Community Bank for its active role in our community and giving back to what will grow our community- children. We are proud to announce Community Bank as our Activity Sponsor for kid's korner, which will be located in Community Bank Park. Thank you for your support!


Busby Companies is a local family owned and operated billboard advertising company in Laurel, Mississippi with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We appreciate Busby Companies and their generous sponsorship. Thank you for your investment into Ellisville and Ellis Fest!


Headquartered in Laurel, Mississippi, Sanderson Farms is a Fortune 1000 company engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Sanderson Farms is greatly involved in our community through sponsorships and involvement through other organizations. Thank you Sanderson Farms for your sponsorship to make Ellis Fest an event to remember!




Amanda Roll, Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Director

Michael Welch, owner of Bosun Joe's & Hotel Alice

Donna Black, Chamber of Commerce Office Manager

Kay'ce Everett

Julie Brown

Olivia Walker

Adam Rowell

Angie Griffin

Cori Jo Carbonaro

Mark Boykin from Coca-Cola

and all the Downtown Merchants

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