Events

CELEBRATE FOUNDING

Jackson alumnae members of the national Alpha Chi Omega collegiate sorority recently met for a luncheon to celebrate the founding of the fraternity in 1885. Alpha Chi Omega currently has more than 280 alumnae chapters across the United States and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.


Indian heritage

The Annandale Chapter, Mississippi State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) met recently at the Country Club of Jackson. In recognition of the observance of American Indian Heritage month in November, the program was on Pushmataha, chief of the Choctaw Nation, presented by Kay Wolfe, regent of Pushmataha DAR Chapter.



DONATE TO CHILDREN

For the holiday season, the Mississippi Community Education Center and New Learning Resources Online donated special items to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Toys and books were purchased for the children hospitalized during the holidays.  The gifts, with Santa’s help were delivered to each patient.


TROOP TOUR

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Troop #3980 of First Presbyterian Day School toured the Capitol recently with parents and troop leaders. During the visit they spoke with Sen. Hillman T. Frazier, who gave them a perspective on the legislative process and the building’s history.



Honor veterans

The Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum partnered with the Jackson Regents Council, Local Chapters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mississippi Veterans Affairs, and Mississippi War Veterans Memorial Commission to honor Mississippians who serve and have served in the United State


Booksigning

A book signing featuring five Northside authors was held recently in Ridgeland. The event offered guests an opportunity to interact with the writers one-on-one. Refreshments were provided. Authors included (from left) Mark Cole, Janet Taylor Perry, Darden North, Lottie Boggan and Glen Stripling.

 



Officer of the Quarter

LeAnne Brewer of the Rotary Club of Jackson recently introduced Officer Lekeisha Guise, who was recognized as the Police Officer of the Quarter for her outstanding performance since being reassigned to Beat 6. She has produced six felony arrests in a short period of time.


Rosalie reception

The Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution purchased Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, for its state headquarters 80 years ago.  To celebrate the event, the society recently held a reception at Rosalie Mansion, which included a tour of the mansion.




Author reads aloud

Students from Jackson Academy’s lower school (from left, front) Tanslei Evans, Stone Skipper, Katherine Fowler, and Carme Claire Thrash joined author Toni Tyler (back) on stage after a reading of her newly published book “Annie Em’s Red Shoes.”


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