The first cartoon in the series is in this edition, the first day of the 2016 Neshoba County Fair. The setting of the cartoon is the Fair’s racetrack — the only licensed horse track in Mississippi. Ford chose the Fair for the first cartoon in this series to honor his grandfather, Snooky Williams of Water Valley, and his late great-grandfather, Brown Williams, one of the original founders of the Neshoba County Fair and Williams Brothers Grocery Store in Williamsville.
Ford is a 2016 honors graduate of Jackson Academy where he was named Most Talented and selected to the Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of numerous Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including three Gold Keys, one Silver Key and three Honorable Mentions in 2016. Ford will attend the Savannah College of Art & Design beginning in the fall of 2016.
You can find Ford this week at the Williams’ family cabin, Cabin No. 14, on Founders’ Square. Stop by and say hello.
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