Mission At The Cross, a ministry dedicated to help homeless men and men with drug/alcohol addictions, is always needing various donations to run their program. The receive no money from the government and rely on those that want to help along with proceeds from Hellfighters Motorcycle Shop. For more info, you can go to missionatthecross.com or call 601-323-1460. Here are some of the donations always needed if an individual, business, church group, or organization would like to assist them:
— Hygiene items such as razors, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo
— Men’s t-shirts, socks, underwear
— Towels, bath clothes
— First aid supplies
— Laundry detergent
— Bleach, non-toxic cleaners, window cleaner
— Cooking/baking supplies
— Eggs, milk, cereal, fresh vegetables, fruit juice
— Meat (they have a large freezer to store this in)
— Wal-Mart gift cards, Kroger gift cards
— Monetary donations
November 27-December 27: Christmas in the Park in Collins. Thursday-Saturday 5-9 pm. For more info, go to covingtonchamber.com.
December 3: USB Blood Drive from 9am-4pm at Jones County Junior College, Ellisville.
December 4: Santa Claus will be at Dixie EPA in Petal from 12-7pm for photos with children. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
December 6: Laurel Christmas Parade. 10 am. This year’s theme is Carols of Christmas. Grand marshals are Martin and Godwin from tv show Duck Dynasty. For more info, go to sertomaoflaurel.org.
December 6: Laurel Kiwansis Club’s Annual Pancake Day. YWCO in downtown Laurel or First Baptist Church of Laurel. $5 in advance or $6 at the door.
December 6: The New Augusta Christmas Parade, “Super Heroes of The World” is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Floats, trucks, cars, horses, buggies, wagons and other attractions are welcomed. New Augusta residents and businesses are also challenged to decorate for this event. A cash prize will be given for the best decorated float and the best decorated home/business. Please contact Monnie Pearce at 601-588-1001 or Stephanie Mixon at 601-598-2627 for more details and to sign up.
December 6: Hattiesburg Christmas Parade hosted by the Hattiesburg Jaycees. 1 pm. Route pending. 2014 theme will be “Christmas Candy. For more info, call 601-336-0527.
December 9: Extra Table Christmas Concert, Hattiesburg Saenger Theater. The concert will feature choirs for throughout the Pine Belt, directed by Dr. Jay Dean, and narrated by GAC’s Nan Kelley! Tickets are on sale now through the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater at (601) 584-4888.
December 10: Petal Noel Praise. 6 p.m. at Hinton (Relay) Park. Worship with other churches and believers across the greater Petal area for the First Annual Petal Noel Praise.
December 12: Richton Christmas Parade. 4:30 pm.
December 12: Annual Lighting of the Luminaries in New Augusta. Begins at 5 pm with activities beginning at 6 pm at local churches.
December 13: Live Nativity at Mt. Vernon Church, Hwy 15 South, Laurel. Live nativity from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. As you drive in the comfort of your own car, we will have carolers singing to you, hot chocolate, cider, and candy canes to enjoy, and an amazing live nativity to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
December 14: Jason Crabb will be in concert at Bethlehem Community Concert, 849 Lake Como Road in Laurel. The concert is free, and doors open at 5 pm.
Contact us with your events: Email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 601-264-5185; or fax 601-264-6237.