Thursday, August 6, 2009

Charity Boil funds projects for kids

Charity Boil funds projects for kids By wavelandwatchers
The Junior Auxiliary of Pascagoula-Moss Point will hold its 11th annual Charity Boil on Aug. 15 at Pelican Landing.
“The Charity Boil is our only fundraiser for the year,” said event co-chair Lisa Keene.
Keene and co-chair Katherine Williford hope to equal the $40,000 raised last year.
“We hope to match what we made last year but that may be difficult with the economy like it is,” Keene said.
The fundraiser will run from 7 until 11 p.m. It will feature boiled shrimp and side dishes, a cash bar and live band.
Last year Junior Auxiliary’s projects included the Sandra Eisler Summer Art Camp for Children, the Zonta Festival, Christmas by the River and the Exceptional School.
Its flagship program, Kids Count, counsels eighth-graders in appropriate decision-making about drug and alcohol abuse, self-esteem, relationships and career goals.
A new project is INK — Inspirational Notes for Kids. Members exchange letters with girls at Jackson Elementary School.
“The relationship established between the individual member and the girl provides the girl with emotional support, exercises her language and writing skills and develops a trusting friendship between the participants,” Keene said."

Brookhaven JA Holds Skin Cancer Awareness Event

The Daily Leader: "Junior Auxiliary member Linda Hux (left) gives skin cancer awareness brochures to seminar attendee Liz Ratcliff Monday night at the Brookhaven Recreation Department. The Junior Auxiliary held its first Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness Seminar for people of all ages, aimed at making sure local residents are informed about the dangers of too much ultraviolet exposure from the sun."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

JA of Jackson County, AR

NAJA Public Relations Committee

Front Seated: Sherry Hoskins, Paragould, AR; Caroline Kelly, Laurel, MS
Back Row: Bridget Hallett, Brandon, MS; Angela Bonds, Russellville, AR; Christy Keirn
Not Pictured: Vicky Morgan, Laurel, MS; Johnna Dobbs, Jonesboro, AR

Thursday, July 2, 2009

NAJA Education Committee

Seated Front: Lynne Trusty, Water Valley, MS; Ruth McCauley, Jonesboro, AR; Sharon Weeks, Biloxi, MS; Janis Bunting, Madison, FL
Back Row: Kelly Chaney, Cabot, AR; Christy Keirn; Terri Jackson, Brandon, MS; Johnnie Tolleson, Kosciusko, MS; Merrill Greenlee and BJ Nichols
Not Pictured: Kimberly Minton, Jonesboro, AR