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Church hosts Russell Family Fun Day

By Staff
GETTING THE WORD OUT Brock Chaney, left, and Bryce Jordan, two youth at Russell Baptist Church, prepare to deliver flyers to residents of the Russell community. The church will host Russell Community Family Fun Day on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Photo by Fredie Carmichael / The Meridian Star.
By Jared Florreich / staff writer
May 16, 2003
The huge success of Collinsville Family Day inspired the community of Russell and Russell Baptist Church to stage a similar event.
The result Russell Family Fun Day will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Lisa Mimbs, a member of Russell Baptist Church, is helping plan the effort. She said the goal is to raise between $15,000 and $20,000.
Mimbs said a smaller group went to the Bahamas last year.
Mimbs said Russell Family Day will be similar to Collinsville Family Day and the Arts in the Park.
A co-ed softball tournament will coincide with Russell Family Fun Day. According to Mimbs, five teams will play in a round-robin format.
Mimbs said she hopes Russell Family Fun Day will continue.