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Natchez working on 300th birthday bash

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NATCHEZ, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Natchez is trying to drum up a crowd for it's 300th birthday in 2016.

Mayor Butch Brown is issuing an invitation and recruiting conferences.

Several conferences are already planned by groups from around Mississippi.

Themed competitions and events will be held to entertain tourists.

A 300 hoops of basketball tournament, 300 hole golf tournament and a 300 pound catfish contest are scheduled.

French colonists founded the city in 1716.

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