Ongoing Funds in Memory of Hattiesburg Policemen Killed on May 9th
Following the recent deaths of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, the City of Hattiesburg announces a benefit fund has been created at The First: A National Banking Association. For more details on this fund, call 601-268-8998.
Also, The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation has set up a scholarship fund and hardship memorial fund in the officers' memory.
The scholarship fund was set up by an anonymous donor for police officers or their children in the Pine Beltto go to any community college, university or police academy.
The hardship memorial fund was set up for law enforcement officers in the Pine Belt area who have been slain or injured in the line of duty creating a hardship to relatives.
To donate to either or both funds, please write a check to The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation, 1507 Hardy Street, Suite 208, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401. On the memo line of your check, put "Deen/Tate Scholarship" or "Dean/Tate Hardship".
Ongoing Help Columbia Days before Christmas Day of 2014, parts of Marion County and the city of Columbia were damaged or destroyed by a tornado. Visit the website or Facebook page below to find out how you can help.
Ongoing Marion County Humane Society Following the tornado that ravaged Columbia and Marion County, the organization needs chicken feed, cat and dog food, hay, and blankets. For more information, call 601-606-0232.
Ongoing UBS Blood Drive in Laurel Takes place from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Cameron Center in Laurel (711 North 10th Avenue). For more details, call 601-264-0743.
United Blood Services will hold blood drives at
Laurel's Cameron Center on the second
and fourth Tuesday of every month.
Every Thursday Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market Takes place at Town Square Park on the corner of Main Street and Buschman Street in downtown Hattiesburg from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The event features locally grown food plus live entertainment. For more details, call 601-319-7706.
Every Thursday until May 28th Celebrate Recovery Have you had enough of your anger? Are you ready for change? Come to Celebrate Recovery at Willow Pointe Church in Hattiesburg on Thursdays at 6:30pm. For more details, call 601-441-9353.
Now until May 29th Jones County Garbage Service Will be running normal schedules the week of Memorial Day. Make sure to get your trash out by 6:30am on the regular scheduled day.
Now until May 30th Southern Cross Animal Rescue: Pet Adoption
McCoy's is collecting supplies for SCAR until May 30. For every one item a person donates, he/she is entered into a drawing to win one of three $25 bisa Prepaid debit cards. The drawing for the cards will be May 30. Winners don’t have to be present to win.
McCoy's is located at 1717 West 20th in Laurel. For more information, call McCoy's at 601-428-8524 or SCAR at 601-433-5807.
(Please see later pages of thepinebelt.com/calendar for details of SCAR's adoption event in Laurel at PetSense.)
Now until May 31st TIDE School Has openings for the 2015-16 school year for 7th, 8th and 9th graders with Dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety disorders and other learning challenges. TIDE is a private, nonprofit school for students who have high potential but whose learning is compromised by specific learning challenges. Interested parents can call 601-517-TIDE (601-517-8433).
Now until June 1st City of Laurel Public Works Department Will be closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The Monday garbage route will run on May 26 and the Tuesday route on May 27. The Wednesday commercial route will run on May 28. Regular schedule resumes June 1.
The City of Laurel Public Works Department will begin working their summer schedule on May 26; their hours will be Monday through Friday from 6:00am-2:30pm.
For more details, call 601-428-6455.
Now until June 4th The Arc of the Pine Belt Region Is raffling a four day/three night stay at the Purple Parrot Island Resort condo in Perdido Key, Florida. The winner will be announced on June 5 at the second annual golf tournament at the Laurel Country Club. Tickets are $5. You do not have to be present to win. Call 601-498-8217 or 601-699-3232 to buy.
Now until June 21st United Way’s Home Sweet Home Raffle
Tickets are $100 and will be on sale during the open houses or online at UnitedWaySEMS.org.
This year, the winner will have a choice -- keep the home or take $100,000 cash. The home is located in Hattiesburg’s newest subdivision, The Preserve, at 8 East Yellowstone and it’s valued at $275,000.
Open houses will be held every weekend beginning May 16 until June 21 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Open houses will also be held on the weekdays of June 15-19 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are also on sale at the United Way office at 210 West Front Street in Hattiesburg, at Hattiesburg Sunflower and Corner Market stores; Citizens Bank, The Citizen’s Bank, Community Bank, The First, Grand Bank and Regions Bank through 5 p.m. June 19th.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn June 29th at 6 p.m. The winner does not have to be present to win.
Now until June 23rd WCU: Steve Knight Summer Basketball Shootout – Day Camps The men’s camps take place June 2, 5, 9, 12, 19 and 23; the women’s camps take place June 1, 4, 8, 11, 18, 22. All camps take place at William Carey University's main Hattiesburg campus. Cost is $200 per team with a $50 stipend for the head coach.
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