"Art for Meridian" Benefits Community

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Meridian, Miss. Art lovers gathered Friday evening for a special art auction in the Queen City.

Northwood Country Club played host to "Art for Meridian." Organizers say it was a just a great chance for those with an appreciation for art to gather and enjoy the scenery. The Meridian Council for the Arts organizes the auction, which benefits the community.

"And all of the money raised tonight stays in our community, Meridian and Lauderdale County," Betty Lou Jones says. "For community arts grants. Schools, like Poplar Springs, Clarkdale, who have received them in the past. Also Meridian Symphony, Meridian Little Theatre."

Jones says art helps make the quality of life in our community better.