Local digest

By Staff
March 23, 2002
Johnathan's Day at Agri-Center today
A Family Fun Day to benefit Johnathan Andrew Mars will take place today from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center. A softball tournament also is set for today at First Assembly of God Church. Four-year-old Johnathan Mars is once again receiving chemotherapy. A prayer vigil will take place at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to Johnathan's Cancer Fund.
Art work on display at Welcome Center, Jean's Restaurant
The Meridian Art Museum Artist Group is having an exhibition of member works at the Mississippi Welcome Center in Toomsuba. The work will be on display through April.
The group is also showing at Jean's Restaurant on Front Street. Since the closing of Weidmann's where the work was shown on a rotating basis in the 1812 room, the group has been exhibiting at Jean's. Each piece is individually priced and may be purchased at the restaurant.
MSO crawfish boil today
at Frank Cochran Center
The annual Meridian Symphony Orchestra Crawfish Boil is scheduled for 6 p.m.-10 p.m. today at the Frank Cochran Center. Live entertainment will be provided by De Ja Blue. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For tickets, call Dr. Dave Makey, 482-9233; the MSO office, 693-2224; Entrekin &Hough Insurance, 693-1601; Hart Hall Ltd., 485-8942; Loeb's, 482-4004; Mitchell Distributing Co., 482-6161; the Music Emporium, 483-5911; or Chapman Plumbing, 482-3521.
Enterprise VFD holds barbecue
The Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service will have a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. today. Plates are $5. Proceeds benefit the department.
Silverleaf Manor hosting Spring Fling'
Silverleaf Manor will host a Front Porch Spring Fling at 2 p.m. Thursday. Entertainment and hot dogs will be provided. In the event of rain, the event will move indoors. It is open to the public.
MHS Band Boosters to meet
The Meridian High School Band Boosters Association will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the new MHS Band Hall. Second semester uniform and transportation fees of $40 per student are now due. The annual MHS Band Banquet will be the focus of the meeting. Parents of students in the marching band and concert band are encouraged to attend. For information, call 482-2532.
Way of the Cross set for Good Friday
Way of the Cross, Way of Peace, an annual march in remembrance of Christ's last day, is set for Good Friday. The event will begin at noon at the Lauderdale County courthouse on Constitution Avenue and continue through downtown Meridian, making stops at 14 stations representing Holy places. The public is invited to walk along. For more information, call Sister Andre Burkhart at 693-1321.
Vimville VFD holding fund-raiser
The Vimville Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual fund-raiser. Volunteers will go door-to-door through April 1, handing out flyers about how to make donations through East Mississippi Electric Power Association and Long Creek Water Association bills. Donations will go to training and equipment at the fire department.
Martin VFD holding fund-raiser
The Martin Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual fund-raiser beginning at 9 a.m. March 30. Chicken plates cost $5. Antiques, gel candles, baskets, wood crafts, painted gourds and more will be on sale. All money raised will benefit the department.
Youth holding fund-raiser
International Miss Youth Development Program will be selling hamburger plates March 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Highland Park. The cost is $5 per plate and delivery of five or more plates is available.
Proceeds will benefit local girls in the program. To purchase tickets or for information, call 693-8645.

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