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MLT to hold Spring Variety Shop
The Meridian Little Theatre Guild will host its Spring Variety Shop on April 26, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and April 27, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Household goods, furniture, lamps, dishes, appliances, linens and books will be on sale. If you would like to donate items for the sale, pick-up service is available. The theatre is on Highway 39 North.
For information, call Dorothy Torgerson at 482-0930.
Sumter Welcome Center celebrates 20 years
The public is invited to help the Sumter Welcome Center celebrate 20 years of hospitality April 26. The festivities will include a program and open house from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The center is on Interstate 20/59 at the Cuba, Ala., exit.
MPD holding Relay for Life fund-raiser
The Meridian Police Department's Relay for Life team will sell pulled pork plates April 26 in Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian. Plates are $5 and will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Delivery of 10 or more plates is available. Fax orders to 484-6812. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Deadline nears
for LAWS class
The Lauderdale Association of Women Shooters Class will take place April 20, at 9 a.m., at Bonita Lakes Mall Meeting Place, and April 27, at 8 a.m., at the Firing Range.
The class covers gun safety, selection, care and legal responsibilities and is conducted by NRA certified instructors. Those attending will have the opportunity to practice shooting skills once a month as member of LAWS.
Reservations must be received by April 12. For more information, call Virginia E. Hodges at 483-4634 or Mildred Thompson at 485-5725.
March of Dimes WalkAmerica
set for April 27
Meridian's March of Dimes WalkAmerica is set for April 27. The March of Dimes is looking for new teams. For information or to sign up, call Christi Swalm at (800) 842-5117 or e-mail cswalm@modimes.org.
Kiwanis schedule barbecue May 1
The Kiwanis Club of Meridian will hold its annual barbecue May 1, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Farmer's Market adjacent to Union Station in downtown Meridian. Plates of pulled pork, beans, cole slaw, bread and soft drinks are $6. All proceeds will help support the club's charitable projects.
Bailey VFD holding fund-raiser
The Bailey Volunteer Fire Department is beginning a fund-raiser. Volunteers will be going door-to-door asking for donations and representatives will be calling homes and businesses served by the fire department. A free 10 x 13 family portrait will be given to everyone who donates. All proceeds will help purchase new equipment and supplies for the department.

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