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By Staff
Nov. 29, 2001
Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department holds fund-raiser
The Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service will sell spaghetti plates Saturday, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., at the Enterprise fire station. Plates are $4. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the fire department.
MLT invites children to have Breakfast with Santa'
The Meridian Little Theatre will present "Breakfast With Santa" Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. The cost is $5 per child and includes breakfast and a picture with Santa. For reservations or information, call 482-6371 or 659-9956.
Kemper County hosts parade
The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce will host this year's Christmas parade "God Bless America" on Monday. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. in downtown DeKalb. Floats will compete in three categories: civic, commercial and non-commercial.
Applications are due by Friday. For information, call Juanice Evans at (601) 743-2754 or 485-6487.
Weems sponsors depression workshop
Offered at no charge, the workshop will meet Dec. 6, from 6 pm.-7:30 p.m., in the East Mississippi Electric Power Association auditorium.
The featured speakers will be adult therapists Marcia McElroy and Ean Young.
For more information, call 483-4821.
Church presents singing Santa
A singing Santa live puppet show will take place Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., at First Assembly of God. Tickets are $3 and all proceeds benefit Hope Village for Children. The event is sponsored by WPRN FM-107.7, First Assembly of God and Will Print.
The church is at 1929 Highway 19 North. For information, call Sylvia Thornhill at 679-5700.
Clarke County hosts Creative Christmas'
On the same day, a Beef Promotion Day will take place. Steak plates will be sold for $6.50 each.
Creative Christmas in Clarke County and Beef Promotion Day are sponsored by the Clarke County Homemaker Volunteers and Mississippi State University Extension Service of Clarke County. For information, call 776-3951.
Decatur to hold Christmas parade
The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Christmas parade Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Churches, schools, hospitals, businesses, civic organizations and others are invited to participate.
For more information, call Mark Buntyn at 635-2292.
Hickory hosts Christmas parade
Hickory Christmas Parade 2001, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. "An American Christmas" is this year's theme. Hickory native James Mitchell will be the parade's grand marshal. For more information about entries, call 646-5439 or 646-9496.
Loeb's sponsors Hope for Christmas' fund-raiser
Loeb's clothing store in Meridian will sponsor "Hope for Christmas" a fund-raiser on Dec. 8 for Hope Village for Children.
The event will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 2209 Front St. in Meridian. A percentage of that day's sales will benefit Hope Village. Drawings will be held for a lunch for two with actress Sela Ward, an autographed picture of Ward, an autographed "Once and Again" Script and an autographed "Once and Again" poster.
For information, call Robert Loeb at 482-4004.
Toys for Tots hold beauty pageant
A beauty pageant benefiting Toys for Tots will be held Dec. 9 at Holiday Inn in Meridian. Children up to 18 years old can participate. There is a $10 entry fee and each participant must bring a new toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Sunday dresses only, no formal attire.
For information, call (601) 932-0574.
Silverleaf Manor hosts open house
Silverleaf Manor will be host a "Holiday Hospitality Open House" from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 10. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Elizabeth Bridwell at 483-4566.
Telephone Pioneer's cookbooks on sale
Kitchen knives and Bell's Best Cookbooks, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in addition to the newly arrived No. 4 cookbook will be on sale from Dec. 3 to Dec. 15. Cookbooks can be purchased at the Lauderdale Habitat for Humanity office, at 1001 29th Ave., from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For information, call 485-2995.
AARP Tax Aide seeks volunteers
The AARP Tax Aide service is seeking volunteers to help senior citizens file tax returns. Volunteers will be required to complete training to do taxes the second week of January at Trustmark Bank.
Trainees will help file tax forms beginning in February, meeting with senior citizens from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Library and Fridays at Trustmark Bank on Highway 19. To volunteer, please call 679-1564.
All blood type donors needed
The United Blood Services of Mississippi is in critical need of all blood types. During the holidays, with highway accidents and emergency surgeries, someone needs blood every three seconds. That's on top of the need created by other medical procedures.
UBS officials encourage you to stop by 1115 25th Ave. to donate. For information, call 482-2482.
Xboxes raffle at Bonita Lakes Mall
Bonita Lakes Mall and Clear Channel Radio have teamed up to give away two Xboxes this holiday season. Entry blanks are available at the mall's Customer Service booth for a $1 donation to charity. All of the donations received will be divided between the Lauderdale County Humane Society and the United Way of East Mississippi.
Each prize package will include the Xbox unit, an additional controller and three games.
Holiday CD benefit Ronald McDonald House charities
Dillard's eighth annual "Catch the Magic" fund-raiser will benefit Ronald McDonald Houses in communities it serves.
This year, Dillard's "Christmas Collection 2001" features 10 selections by all-time great artists including Melissa Manchester, Lee Greenwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Barry Manilow and Lou Rawls. The $7 CDs will be sold from early November through Dec. 24.