Veterans Day Parade set for Nov. 11
Meridian's Veterans Day Parade will be downtown at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11. Applications are now available in the office of the city's chief administrative officer, Ken Storms, at City Hall. The deadline is Oct. 19. Also, look for application forms in the Sunday edition of The Meridian Star.
American Red Cross collects donations for victims
Meridian's Key Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting financial donations of any amount for the victims and families of the New York and Washington tragedy.
Donations may be mailed to Key Chapter, P.O. Box 205, Meridian, MS 39302; or brought by the office at 1711 24th Ave., Meridian.
Frankie Wagner Cancer Benefit Sept. 21
The Frankie Wagner Cancer Benefit is set for Sept. 21 at Briarwood Country Club.
The annual golf tournament is open to the public. A banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. and an auction is scheduled at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call Anna Thompson at 679-1323. Donations can be made at any Citizens National Bank.
Applications available for fair talent competition
The Queen City Sate Fair will be held in Meridian the week of Oct. 1-7, at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center.
The first annual youth talent competition will be held Oct. 6, at noon. Deadline for entry is Sept. 24. For information, call Pat Gray at 485-4776.
Sale to benefit Hilltop Boys and Girls Homes
A giant yard sale will be held Oct. 4-5 from 7 a.m. until dark. All proceeds will go to the Hilltop Boys and Girls Homes.
The sale will be held at the Hilltop Boys home, 7297 Highway 39 North.
For information, call 482-0432 or 485-2933.
Grant applications due Oct. 5
Applications for "Community Arts" grants awarded through the Meridian Council for the Arts are available at Meridian City Hall. Drop by the MCA offices on the third floor to pick up an application. The deadline to submit is Oct. 5.
For information, call Connie Royal at 485-1944.
Clarke County hosts Forestry and Wildlife Festival
The 12th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Festival will be held Oct. 6 at Archusa Creek Water Park in Quitman.
Events throughout the day include: live entertainment, taxidermy displays, portable sawmill, archery competition, lake and park tours.
The festival is sponsored by the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 776-5701.
Alzheimer's Walk set for Oct. 6
The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is set for Oct. 6 at Bonita Lakes. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.; the walk is at 9 a.m. Participating counties include Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith. For information, call 483-4720 or 484-6180.
MLT tickets now on sale
Meridian Little Theatre's tickets for season membership are now available. Prices are $45 for adults, $40 for senior citizens (65 and older) and members of the military. Students (18 and under) are $35.
Individual tickets for "Annie" will go on sale Friday. Adults are $18, senior citizens, military and students are $16. For information, call the MLT Box Office from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 482-6371.