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Meridian Crop Walk set for this afternoon
Meridian's 1st Annual Crop Walk is set for 1 p.m. today. The event will raise money for Church World Services to feed hungry people around the world. A portion of the funds raised will benefit LOVE's Kitchen. Registration for the walk begins at noon in the parking lot across from the Wesley House on Eighth Avenue.
For more information, call Ann Kaufman at 485-5262.
Wesley Foundation hosts Thanksgiving event, food drive
Meridian Community College's Wesley Foundation will host a Thanksgiving program beginning at 5 p.m. Monday. Admission is one canned food item, which will be donated to the Wesley House. The program is open to the public.
Nominations sought for Hospitality Award
Nominations are being accepted for the 4th Annual Jewell Allison Hospitality Award. Nominees must be full-time employees at a local hotel or motel who have worked in the hospitality industry for at least five years. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday. For information, call the Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau at 482-8001.
Medicare seminar set for Nov. 28
Guest speaker will be Cathy Holloway from the Medicare office in Jackson.
The program is sponsored by Rush Senior Health Center and Rush Foundation Hospital. The center is at 5009 Highway 493. Seating is limited; pre-register by calling 484-6180.
Enterprise VFD holds fund-raiser
The Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service will sell spaghetti plates from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Enterprise fire station. Plates are $4. Funds raised benefit the department.
Singing Santa puppet show
A singing Santa live puppet show will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Assembly of God. Tickets are $3 and all proceeds benefit Hope Village for Children.
The event is being sponsored by WPRN FM-107.7, First Assembly of God and Will Print. For information, call Sylvia Thornhill at 679-5700.
Clarke County to host Creative Christmas'
Table set-up is $5 each and must be paid in advance to reserve your space.
On the same date, a Beef Promotion Day will take place. Steak plates will be sold for $6.50 each.
Creative Christmas in Clarke County and Beef Promotion Day is sponsored by the Clarke County Homemaker Volunteers and Mississippi State University Extension Service of Clarke County. For information, call 776-3951.
Decatur to hold Christmas parade
The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Decatur Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 in downtown Decatur. Churches, schools, hospitals, businesses, civic organizations and others are invited to participate.
For more information, contact Mark Buntyn at 635-2292.
Hickory hosts Christmas parade
Hickory Christmas parade 2001, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8.
For more information on entries call 646-5439 or 646-9496.
AARP Tax Aide seeks volunteers
The AARP Tax Aide service is seeking volunteers to help senior citizens file tax returns. Volunteers will be required to complete training to do taxes the second week of January at Trustmark Bank.
Trainees will help file tax forms beginning in February, meeting with senior citizens from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Meridian-Lauderdale County Library and Fridays at Trustmark Bank on Highway 19. To volunteer, please call 679-1564.
Host families sought for Meridian area
The Foreign Exchange Program is looking for families to host international high school students. All students speak English, have their own medical coverage and bring their own spending money. Host families are asked to provide room and meals. For more information, call (888) 634-8789.

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