On July 9, 2013, local farmers Larry Mays, Frank Wilbourn, and C.W. Davis were presented a certificate of recognition for being recipients of the Quitman County Growers Project Award. This award, presented by Senator Robert Jackson and signed by Lieutenant Governor for the State of MS,
recognizes high achievement in local agriculture.
Mays (pictured below) was on hand that day to wish his friend Wilbourn well on his new farmers market. Instead Mays received a pleasant surprise from the State of MS.