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Mall plans Community Day for Saturday

By By Penny Randall / staff writer
March 12, 2004
Shopping won't be the only thing to do Saturday at Bonita Lakes Mall the retail center also will host its semiannual Community Day.
The event lets organizations set up displays throughout the mall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The groups will provide free information about services they provide to the community.
Groups also are allowed to do fund-raising during Community Day.
First Christian Church's Relay for Life team is one of 15 organizations that will have a booth. Volunteers will sell a T-shirt with a design by Meridian artist Charlie Busler commemorating Relay's 10th year.
The shirts are $20 for one, $15 each for two or more. Busler will be at the event from
10 a.m. to noon to sign the T-shirts.
The First Christian Church also will raffle Busler's original painting featured on the shirt. Tickets are $1 and will be available at the church booth on Saturday and also at the church at 2310 13th St. in Meridian.
All proceeds from the sales of the T-shirt and the raffle will benefit Relay for Life.
Terrence Roberts, a chaplain and assistant volunteer coordinator, with Horizon Hospice is coordinating Horizon's booth.
Bonita Lakes Mall has hosted Community Day twice a year since 1998, the year after the mall opened in October 1997. For more information on Community Day, call 693-3433.
Organizations participating in Community Day at Bonita Lakes Mall include the following:
American Legion Post 125 &Ladies Auxiliary
Horizon Hospice
New Wine Ministries
Civil Air Patrol
First Christian Church Relay for Life Team
We Productions Ministry Inc.
American Legion T.C. Carter Post 21
Phi Theta Kappa, Meridian Community College
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 79
Center for Cultural Interchange
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 56
Meridian Parks &Recreation Department
Into EdVentures
PAX Exchange Student Organization.
Multi County Community Services Inc.