Local Digest

By Staff
Hospice Care Foundation to host fund-raiser
A "Christmas Corner" fund-raiser sponsored by Hospice Care Foundation will be held Dec. 2 at the VFW Post #1493, Highway 16 East in Philadelphia. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
Items featured include country crafts and quilting, antiques, home interiors and a bake sale. Limited vendor space is available. Booths are $15 each and may be reserved by calling 389-2006.
Admission is free with the purchase of a plate lunch or a $1 donation at the door. Tickets are available for plate lunches by calling 389-2006.
Proceeds will furnish medicines and supplies for patients unable to afford them at Hospice Care Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that cares for the terminally ill.
Homemakers Club announces Christmas fair
The Clarke County Homemaker Volunteers have scheduled Creative Christmas in Clarke County for Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Multi-purpose Building in Quitman.
There will be food, crafts, woodwork and much more. Steak plates will be sold for $6 each. The table set-up fee will be $6 for each table used. Tables may be reserved by calling 776-3951.
Trees of Christmas set for Dec. 2-9
The 2000 Cellular South Trees of Christmas event, presented by the Meridian Restoration Foundation, will be held Dec. 2-9 at Merrehope and the F.W. Williams House. Daily tours are available, and a candlelight tour is scheduled for Dec. 8. For information, call 483-8439.
Kemper announces Christmas parade
The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce has announced that "Christmas Past" is the theme of this year's parade in DeKalb, to be held Dec. 4.
The parade will line up on Gewin Avenue facing south. Please be in line no later than 5 p.m. for judging. The parade will start at 6 p.m.
Each float must display the theme on both sides. The name of the organization must be on the float or on the vehicle pulling the float. No Santas in costume are allowed, and nothing may be thrown from floats. No entrance fee is required.
Floats will be judged in three categories: civic, commercial and non-commercial.
Applications must be received by the Chamber of Commerce no later than Friday, Dec. 1. For information, call 743-2754 or 485-6487.
Union Christmas parade set for Dec. 5
The Union Chamber of Commerce invites all churches, civic clubs, businesses and industries, school groups, title-holders and bands to participate in the annual Christmas Parade. All local veterans are encouraged to participate; transportation will be provided. The parade will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. This year's theme is "Christmas Blessings 2000." The line-up will start at 4 p.m.
For more information or a parade entry form, please call the Chamber office at 774-9586.
Meridian Christmas parade scheduled for Dec. 7
The entry fee is $20 for the first unit of each group, and $10 for each additional unit.
For more information, call Liz Coats at 693-2991.
Nutcracker'scheduled for Dec. 9
The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet and the Meridian Council for the Arts will present "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Temple Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.
For information, call 693-2787 or 485-1944.
Hickory Christmas parade set for Dec. 9
The Hickory Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 2000 Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 9. The line-up will begin at 3 p.m. in front of the Chamber building. Awards will be presented to winning entries.
To enter the parade, call 646-5439, 646-8870, 646-5624 or 646-2211.
MLT hosts Holiday Tour of Homes
Meridian Little Theatre volunteers will present the Holiday Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Homeowners featured this year include Danny and Linda Hill, Mark and Leslie Phillips, Ed and Rhonda Poole and Frank and Ricki Tucker.
Tickets are available at the following locations: Rhonda's Connection, Saxon's, Hart Hall, Point Rexall, Reflections and Great Southern National Bank's North Hills location.
For more information, call Mary Anne Catlett at 482-0325 and Kaye Dickson at 483-6406.
Rodeo pageants to be held in Jackson
The Miss Rodeo Mississippi and Miss Dixie National pageants will be Jan. 19-20 in Jackson. The deadline to enter is Jan. 1. To receive an entry form, young ladies between the ages of 9 and 23 can send a self-addressed, two- stamped 5×7 envelope to the Miss Rodeo Foundation at P.O. Box 32, Brandon, MS 39043.
Contestants will be judged in horsemanship, interview and modeling. Miss Rodeo Mississippi contestants will also be required to give a two-minute speech on Mississippi.
The Miss Rodeo Foundation, a non-profit organization. It promotes the horse industry in Mississippi, awards horsemanship scholarships to high school seniors, directs the pageant each January and serves as a governing board for the reigning Miss Rodeo Mississippi. The organization is in need of the following volunteer coordinators: scholarship program, fund-raising, publicity, mass mail-out, scheduling person for Miss Rodeo Mississippi and pageant host committee.

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