Thursday, August 9, 2007
Local News Briefs
Police thank community for National Night Out support
The Holly Springs Police Department held a successful National Night Out Kick-Off Celebration on Friday, Aug. 3.
“We would like to thank all of the citizens, local merchants and organizations who helped to make the celebration the success that it was by giving your generous donations,” said police chief Robert Pearson.
“We thank you and cherish you for the support that you provide to the police department and the community.”
Tuesday, Aug. 7, was National Night Out, a night when neighborhoods nationwide come out and stand united against crime.
National Night Out is designed to 1) heighten crime, drug and violence prevention awareness; 2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships; 4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Habitat for Humanity plans fund-raising banquet Aug. 16
Marshall County Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual fund-raising banquet in the Rust College cafeteria on Thursday, August 16, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Proceeds from this delicious dinner will go into the building fund dedicated to future homes for those financially unable to afford decent housing in safe neighborhoods.
Quinn Bralley from the Tupelo affiliate will be the speaker, detailing how their group goes about raising funds and building homes for people in the Tupelo area.
Tickets may be obtained from directors of our Marshall County Habitat for Humanity. Some of these directors are: Leontyne Thompson – 252-1306; Rev. Don Wilson and Mary Ann (Byhalia)- 838-6565; Greg Taylor (Merchants & Farmers Bank)– 252-1341; Edie & Harvey Haggard – 252-5833; Landry Hearn – 252-1532; Patsy Shelton (Byhalia-Citizens Bank) – 838-2146; and Bobby and Muriel Vinson (Byhalia) – 838-4017.
This is always an interesting and enjoyable occasion where people who don’t get to see each other often come together for conversation, renewed friendships and to make new friends. Come out and enjoy a great meal and warm fellowship.
City fire department hosting Fun Day activities Saturday
The Holly Springs Fire Department announces its Open House and Fun Day Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities include door prizes, a fire truck demonstration, refreshments, kids combat challenges, coloring books, firefighter hats, smoke detector giveaway for eligible citizens and a visit from Puncho the fire clown.
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