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Local Digest

By Staff
July 5, 2001
Sumter Theatre to host workshop
Last call for Sumter Theatre Workshop's stagecraft camp for non-performers. Junior high and high school students are invited to join the West Alabama Director of Theatre, James McGahey.
Campers will learn the basics of scenery construction and lighting design as they assist in constructing the set for Sumter Theatre Workshop's upcoming production of "Jerry's Girls" (for which they will receive program credit).
The camp will be held in the scenery shop backstage at Bibb-Graves Auditorium on the UWA campus, July 16-20 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
For information or registration materials, call (205) 652-9363.
Charity sale benefits Hope for Children
The Hope for Children Guild will hold a "Gigantic Jumble Sale in the Gym" Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the old Masonic Home for Children in Meridian.
The Masonic home operated for years and accumulated many household items that need to be sold. Currently, Hope for Children is under renovation and will soon provide long-term housing for abused and neglected children.
The facility is located at 2414 24th Ave. in Meridian. All proceeds will be donated to the Hope for Children Foundation.
Non-clothing donations are appreciated and will be accepted at the Hope for Children administrative office between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call 553-8660 before you drop by.
Coin show set for Saturday
The Capital City Coin and Currency Show will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Clarion Hotel in Jackson. The hotel is located at the Interstate 55 High Street exit. Admission is free and appraisals will be offered. Numismatic items may be bought, sold and traded.
The event is hosted by the Greater Jackson Coin Clubs. For more information, call (601) 932-2007.
Make-A-Wish Foundation to meet in Meridian
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi will hold a Meridian Volunteer Luncheon July 12 from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at Highland Baptist Church.
Anyone interested in becoming a Make-A-Wish volunteer may attend an orientation session from 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m., and then join other volunteers at the luncheon. There is no charge to attend. The church is located at 3400 27th St.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Reservations should be made by July 10 by calling Lynn Conerly, volunteer coordinator at (800) 819-4072.
Adoption workshop scheduled July 12
Children of the World, a non-profit international adoption and relief agency, will host a free public information meeting on July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at in activities building at Central United Methodist Church. The church is located at 1004 23rd Ave., Meridian.
International Program Director Pat Lee will describe the international adoption process and discuss the children available in foreign countries. Materials and information are free.
For information, contact Children of the World at (334) 990-3550.