• 82°
franklin county times

Bells beckon Christmas in July'

By Staff
SUMMER BELLS Deneane Nix, left, and Genie Durden encourage a donation for the Salvation Army's Christmas in July fund-raising program from Tim Allred. Contributions help support a number of Salvation Army activities. Photo by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star.
By William F. West / community editor
July 6, 2002
Salvation Army volunteers are giving Bonita Lakes Mall and two other shopping locations in Meridian a Christmas-like look, ringing bells for donations into the familiar red kettle.
The Meridian Salvation Army is in its second year of Christmas in July, a program the organization put together to help raise much-needed funds during the summer months.
The goal is to raise $20,000 for the homeless shelter at 710 B St. and for programs to feed and shelter the needy, many of whom are single mothers who have fallen on hard times.
In addition to the mall, volunteers have also been stationed at Super Wal-Mart and K Mart. They have worked each day of this week, except on the Fourth of July. Plans are to finish up today.
One of those ringing the bell Friday afternoon outside Bonita Lakes Mall was Genie Durden, a member of Central United Methodist Church. She had a gracious smile for the passersby.
Nix, a member of Central United Methodist Church, along with her mother-in-law, Florence Nix, arrived to relieve Durden.

Franklin County

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for children

News

Russellville celebrates freedom at Jam on Sloss Lake Monday

News

RFD responds to downtown structure fire

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H announces horse club, summer day camps

Franklin County

Sweet T’s Meat & Greet celebrates grand opening

Franklin County

Bank Independent launches School Share

Franklin County

First Metro Bank reaches nearly 2,000 local students through financial literacy efforts

Franklin County

County votes in primary runoff

News

Kids, Kin program, Girl Scouts present information at RPL

Franklin County

FC Rescue Squad president faces arrest for theft

Franklin County

Summer P-EBT benefits go to families of eligible school children

News

Red Bay City Council approves water, gas board resolution

News

Red Bay Council discusses regulating vicious animals

Franklin County

Furr Fest fundraiser sees success

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2001, Kathryn (Keeton) Nix

News

Phil Campbell festival unites friends for food, fun, music

News

BTCPA gears up to perform ‘Leading Ladies,’ final play of season

News

Phil Campbell Police Department adds new vehicle to its fleet

News

Face-painting fun, crafts, treats delight at RPL

News

PC prepares to enforce noise, impoundment ordinances

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD holds Furr Fest fundraiser

Franklin County

Russellville promotes race amity June 12

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2000, Lindsay (Gerstman) Almond

News

PC Title Loan opens

x