Local Digest

By Staff
March 28, 2002
MHS Band Boosters to meet
The Meridian High School Band Boosters Association will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the new MHS Band Hall. Second semester uniform and transportation fees of $40 per student are due. The annual MHS Band Banquet will be discussed. 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 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 Andr Burkhart at 693-1321.
International Miss Youth holds fund-raiser
International Miss Youth Development Program will be selling hamburger plates Friday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Highland Park in Meridian. The cost is $5 per plate and orders of five or more plates can be delivered. Proceeds will benefit local girls in the program. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 693-8645.
Martin VFD holding fund-raiser
The Martin Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual fund-raiser beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. 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. Martin VFD is located on Newton-Martin Road. For more information, call Robin Shelton at 693-9733.
Easter egg hunt set for Saturday
The Meridian Parks &Recreation Department will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m., at Highland Park. Children will be divided into four age groups, 3- to 4-year-olds, 5- to 7-year-olds, 8- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 12-year-olds. The hunt includes 2,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes.
Fund-raiser for Mars set for Saturday
A benefit yard sale will be held Saturday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the home of Joe and Carolyn Baskin, 1801 29th Ave. in Meridian. Mrs. Baskin will also be taking orders for her famous pecan pies. To place an order before Saturday, call 483-4162. All proceeds will benefit the Johnathan Andrew Mars Cancer Fund at Community Bank.
Seminar to help fathers set for Saturday
The Seven Secrets of Effective Fathers seminar will be Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Union Station. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For information, call Bill Harper Sr. at 482-9863 or Barbara Smith at 481-1961.
Calvary Christian School holding fund-raiser
On April 1, Calvary Christian School will raise money to benefit the school. With help from the Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and radio station Z-102, the school will be selling Coke products as a fund-raiser. The public is invited to participate in the event.
Meet Gene Taylor' set for Monday
The public is invited to special "Meet Congressman Gene Taylor" meeting on Monday, at 3 p.m., at the Quitman Depot in Quitman.
MDA fishing tournament set for April 6
The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at the University of Southern Mississippi will host the 4th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Fishing Tournament on April 6. The tournament will take place at Okatibbee Lake on the Collinsville Water Park side. The entry fee is $50 a boat ($25 a person). The weigh-in will be at 3:30 p.m.
For information, call Chris Boozer at (601) 917-7853 or John Elias at (601) 583-2582.
Carousels Abound auction set for April 6
The Around Town Carousels Abound Auction Gala is set for April 6, at 7 p.m., at Meridian Little Theatre. The live auction of tabletop carousel horses will be at 8:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required and tickets are $75 per person. Online bidding is available at www.carouselsabound.com.
For information, call 483-5027 or 485-1122.

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