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Community Fest At The Vine


67fbWhat is growing on the vine of your life? We have all heard the nursery rhyme, “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Well, I don’t know what Mary is growing in her garden, but I know it depends on what Mary is sowing.

Today, I saw seeds of praise and fellowship being sown as community churches (Truevine M.B. Church, Evergreen United Methodist, Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church & Saint Hill C.O.G.I.C.), all of Brandon, MS, assembled together at Truevine M.B. Church to offer their best praises to God. These churches get together yearly for two days of fellowship and praise.

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Community Awareness After the Storm

IMAGE_050In spite of the ruins left behind on April 24, 2010, from the greater than 1 mile wide tornado, the residents of Lexington, MS, decided to continue with their 2nd Annual Community Awareness Event. This event was scheduled for April 24, 2010, but was rescheduled due to the severe weather conditions.

On May 1, 2010, the weather conditions were not most favorable, but did allow for the event to take place. This event was held in an effort to raise awareness about and to prevent sexual violence on school campuses.

Included were sack races, half court basketball, volley ball, hanging apple blindfold game, and a speed stack competition. Several vendors were set up and were selling candles and several different types of jewelry. Census 2010 had a table set up as well as a table with information about “Healthy Eating Tips.” My book, “Temporary Power Outages,” was also on display and available for purchase. The most precious table that was on

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Running For Relay For Life

220px-American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeIn May 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Washington decided he wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients. Honor patients that have cancer or had cancer. For 24 hours, Dr. Klatt walked around the track. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He walked approximately 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer. Nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. After this successful event, Dr. Klatt thought about how other people could partake in a similar 24-hour event in communities across the country. He recruited a small team of people and put on the first Relay For Life event in 1986. Since then, Relay has developed into an overnight event where people bring tents and sleep out around the tracks.

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