Thursday, November 23, 2006
Local News Briefs
Holly Springs holiday parade scheduled for December 2
The Holly Springs Christmas Parade will roll through the downtown area on Saturday, Dec. 2, starting at 5 p.m.
Grand marshal will be longtime Holly Springs businessman Graham Miller.
Applications for participation in the parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce office downtown. There is also an application included in this week’s newspaper on page 8 of the first section.
For more information, call 662-252-2943.
Santa coming to Byhalia for annual tree lighting
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Byhalia Fire Department.
Visit with Santa Claus and enjoy local entertainment and a fund-raiser chili supper for the volunteer fire department. Pictures with Santa are $3 each.
It is sponsored by Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 2452 Church Street, phone 662-838-8127. Website is www.GoByhalia.com.
Byhalia Holiday Open House at participating businesses continues to December 1. Home-based businesses will display at the chamber office on December 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holly Springs officers conduct food, toy drive for holidays
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting is also December 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Byhalia Fire Department. Kids can visit with Santa Claus, and there will be a fund-raiser chili supper.
Entry forms for the Christmas Lighting Contest, sponsored by the Byhalia Garden Club and Byhalia Beautiful, are available at the chamber, Citizens Bank, Merchants and Farmers Bank and Northcentral. The contest is for residential and non-residential in a three-mile radius of Byhalia. Judging will be December 14 at 6 p.m.
The Holly Springs Police Department will conduct a food and toy drive from November 20 through December 15.
“Our goal is to fill as many food and toy baskets as possible for distribution to less fortunate families in our community,” said public information officer Barbara Lanphere.
Non-perishable food items and toys may be dropped off at the Holly Springs Police Department at 440 North Memphis Street, second floor lobby.
Monetary donations are also accepted to place a turkey or ham in every basket.
Local churches are urged to contact the police department at 662-252-2122 with information pertaining to families who may need a little extra assistance through the holidays.
The gift baskets will be delivered to families by Holly Springs police officers on December 21 and 22.
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