Thursday, August 3, 2006
Groups plan benefits for Shaw family
By SUE WATSON
An outpouring of concern and support for young Morgan Shaw and her family of the Laws Hill community got underway last weekend with a car wash and bake sale Saturday in the parking lots of Holly Springs First Baptist Church and Christ Episcopal Church.
A group of young people organized the fund-raiser and worked several hours publicizing the event and washing cars.
“The children organized it,” said Lisa Shaw of Holly Springs. “Their hearts went out to Morgan, and they wanted to do this to help.”
Monies raised will be used to defray the medical expenses for the 6-year-old who underwent surgery last week in Memphis for wounds sustained following her kidnapping Saturday, July 22.
A catfish plate, spaghetti dinner and barbecue plate benefit is set to be held Saturday, August 5, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Waterford Community Center. Plates cost $8 each and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Donations are being accepted.
The fundraiser is being organized by members of the Waterford and Laws Hill communities and Sheriff Kenny Dickerson who will prepare the fish, hush puppies, French fries and cole slaw.
To inquire further about the benefit call 252-5522, 216-6849, 544-0381, 274-4824 or 216-0353.
A crappie fillet, catfish and barbecue lunch is scheduled for August 12 at noon at the Olive Branch Shrine Building, Goodman Avenue, Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Individuals are invited to eat in or carry out. At 5 p.m. an all you can eat crappie fillet, catfish and barbecue dinner will be served at the Shrine Building. Plates are $15 per person, $25 per couple and children under 10 eat free. Musical entertainment and a live auction will be held at the dinner hour. For tickets, call 252-5522, 216-6849, 544-0381, 274-4824 or 216-0353. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the door.
Items may be donated to be raffled or auctioned with all proceeds going to the Shaw family.
Contact Carl White, 901-619-8458 or Sherry Keel, 662-202-2983, if you have auction or raffle items to be picked up or if you wish to offer other kindnesses.
Clydesdale Christmas Store
Ronnie and Brenda Luther and the Clydesdale Christmas Store committee will team up with the Collins Hurdle VFW Post 5697, Sen. Ralph Doxey, Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and other VFW volunteers and the Ladies Auxiliary to put on a benefit August 26 for the Morgan Shaw family.
Expect to see lots of live musical entertainment, food and other fun.
The time is being arranged and will be published in The South Reporter.
Potts Camp softball tourney
A tournament will be held Saturday August 26 at the Town of Potts Camp ball field to raise money for the family of Morgan Shaw.
The tournament is open to men, women and co-ed adult teams with an entry fee of $150.
Volunteers are wanted to help with umpiring, field preparation and concessions.
To enter a team, volunteer to help out or for more information call Steve Henderson at work at 252-1491 or at home at 333-7076 or by cell phone at 544-2898.
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