The Boys and Girls Club of Neshoba County hosted their "Champions of Youth" dinner and auction in the Neshoba County Coliseum. Hundreds gathered as Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen served as the guest speaker for the program's fundraiser of the year while musical guest "Alter'd" performed.
"As many times as we get around there, it's great to come to all these communities," said Mullen. "I think that's what makes Mississippi special: All the community values and all the small towns that all kinda stick together and support their young people."
Local Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors president Eric Prince referred to ticket sales as "fantastic" and said the community support for the event was overwhleming.