The Salie family from Petal, whose husband/father was killed in service in Iraq in 2005, lost their home and belongings in a fire on Friday, July 25. The City of Petal and local veterans are trying to assist this family. If you are interested in helping or donating, contact Petal Mayor Hal Marx at 601-545-1776; Ric McCluskey at 601-766-5464; or go online to http://www.gofundme.com/c4l9y8 where a fundraising account has been set up.
There are fundraisers going on to help Brantley Jack, infant daughter of Brian and Micha Jack of Ellisville (formerly of Sandersville) who was born with a heart condition. Sandersville Baptist Church is having a chicken plate sale on Saturday, September 6, from 11 am-2 pm at Sandersville Baptist Church. For info on tickets, contact the church or contact Lea Lightsey at Northeast Jones High School or Mike Lightsey at East Jones Elementary. There will also be a bake sale at the church that day and a drawing for Pearl Girls Jewelry. Coburn’s Supply, located at 940 Ellisville Blvd in Laurel, is also selling raffle tickets for a Yeti Cooler to benefit Brantley Jack. Stop by to purchase a $5 raffle ticket.
Through September 6: Team entries are being taken for Knocking Cancer Out of the Park co-ed softball tournament for Kady Upton which will be held on Saturday, September 20, at Laurel Sportsplex. Cost is $150 a team. Ten players per team with minimum of four female players. For more info, contact Jessica Clark at 601-319-3324.
Through October 27: Southern Miss Farmer’s Market is on Mondays from 3-6 pm in the lot where Elam Arms was located. Wide variety of products for sale, like fresh produce, local crafts, bread, honey, flowers, jams, salsas, baked goods, and kettle corn.
Friday, August 29: 20th Annual Labor of Love Blood Drive hosted by the Hattiesburg Jaycees. United Blood Services, 805 28th Ave, Hattiesburg. 10-3.
Saturday, August 30: American Red Cross will hold Family Fun Day from 10 am- 2 pm at the Cameron Center in Laurel. There will be food courtesy of Mission at the Cross; bouncy house courtesy of Holly’s Party Jumps; and touch-a-truck stations featuring a fire truck and emergency response vehicle.
Saturday, August 30: HCDD Southern Misfits vs. Magnolia Roller Vixens. Begins at 7 pm at the Petal Roller Dome. Come watch roller derby action, get a chance to win a three month membership to Revolution Fitness, and enjoy derby dinner/drink specials from El Mariachi Loco. Tickets are $15 for adults/$5 kids 8-12/7 & under free. For more info, go to www.facebook.com/HubCityDerbyDames.
Saturday, August 30- Monday, September 1: Labor Day Extravaganza at Little Black Creek Campground & Park. Fun jumps, petting zoo, bungee jumps, rock wall, music, food vendors, and more. 10 am-6 pm. $3 adults/$2 children 2-12. For more info, go to Little Black Creek Campground and Park on Facebook or call 601-794-2957.
Saturday, September 6: Bobcat Hall of Fame 5k Run. JCJC Bobcat Stadium, Ellisville. Begins at 8 am with registration at 7 am.
September 8-20: Stone County Fair. Stone County Fairgrounds, Airport Drive, Wiggins.
Friday, September 12: Lake Serene Family Clinic will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The blood drive will be sponsored by various businesses in the community. The committee members will also be gathering door prizes to give to those who donate blood. To register for the blood drive, visit www.bloodhero.com and type in zip code 39402.
Saturday, September 13: 3rd Annual Lt. Deputy Tony Stiles benefit softball tournament. Merchant Park, Ellisville. For more info, call Kelly at 601-335-5132.
Saturday, September 13: 2nd Annual Marine Corps League 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Devil Puppy Run will be held at the Longleaf Trace Gateway at 2895 W 4th Street in Hattiesburg. Registration begins at 6 am and the race starts at 7:30 am. Lots of door prizes! For more info, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 20- Sunday, September 21: Wet N Wacky Big Splash Weekend at Little Black Creek Campground & Park. 10am- 6 pm. Water slides, food vendors, music and more. $3 adults/$2 for children. For more info, go to Little Black Creek Campground and Park on Facebook or call 601-794-2957.
Thursday, September 25: Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Belt National Golf Course in Moselle. All proceeds go to Helping Hands of Mississippi Foundation for terminally ill patients. For information call Josey at 601-580-4119 or Pollyanna at 601-498-5882.
Friday, September 26: Vines of the World, a fundraiser for MS Children’s Homes Services, will be held at The Venue at The Bakery Building in Downtown Hattiesburg. Tickets are available at www.mchscares.org. 6-10 pm. Wine tasting and auction.
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