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May 18, 2024

2023 Welcome Guide Available

Annual publication highlights Cleveland and Bolivar County

Each year Coopwood Publishing Group helps promote Bolivar County to visitors and locals alike by publishing a Welcome Guide that highlights and showcases some of the great destinations in and around Cleveland. 

The Guide opens up with a slice of history about Bolivar county, then takes you on a shopping spree around town, tempts you with some fantastic places to dine, gives a glimpse into GRAMMY Museum MS, and showcases the beautiful Delta State campus. It’s an excursion that takes you all over Cleveland and Bolivar County, showing you why many call the area the “Center of The Mississippi Delta.” 

The magazine is  distributed throughout the city and can be picked up at most local merchants as well as the Bolivar County/Cleveland Chamber of Commerce office. The photos throughout the Welcome Guide are bright, colorful and showcase the talents of photographers such as Rory Doyle, Campbell Saia, Sean Johnson, Anna Satterfield, and Madison Dixon.  

This year two new sections were added to the nearly 180 page publication.  Anna Sledge, director of the Martin and Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum shared an article which takes the reader on a “tour” of the sights and sounds of the museum which officially opened in 2009 and has had many visitors since.   Additionally, the guide features an article on the Great River Road State Park in Rosedale.  The park is slated to undergo major redevelopment later this year.  While the park has always remained open for visitors and is one of the few places where one can view the Mighty Mississippi in its natural state, the planned improvements will include clearing the area around Perry Martin lake and creating a secondary trail system along the banks of the river. 

Merigold resident and artist/photographer Anna Satterfield shot this year’s cover image during a live musical performance in Merigold.  

Anyone interested in picking up a copy of the 2023 guide can find them at the Chamber office, the offices of Coopwood Publishing and stores around Bolivar County.