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Scooba Christmas Parade

Scooba, Mississippi
Scooba Christmas Parade will be held downtown Scooba, MS on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Line-up at 5:00pm................................Parade starts at 6:00pm
No Entry Fee

Prizes will be given.

For more information contact:
Mr. Ransom Brown (601) 562-2852
Ms. Cheryl Sparkman (662) 476-8323

A Celebration Of Thanks

St. John CME Church, Butler, Alabama 36904
Celebration Of Thanks
Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 2:00pm

Peggy Brown (205) 457-1842

Annual Christmas Program at Mt Olive M. B. Church

Mt Olive M. B. Church 544 James Chaney Drive Meridian, MS
Mt Olive M. B. Church, 544 James Chaney Drive, Meridian, MS, will host its Annual Christmas Program titled, "An evening at the Inn." The program will be Sunday, December 20, 2015, 5:00 PM. Special guest choir will render Christmas selections. This program is available to the community and is free of charge.

Shiloh UMC Journey to Bethlehem and Beyond

Shiloh United Methodist Church 2394 Shiloh Road, Pelahatchie, MS 39145
Shiloh United Methodist Church will have it's annual Journey through Bethlehem and Beyond this year in December. We will transform our campus into the Streets of Bethlehem. It will be December 12-13, 2015 beginning at 5:30 pm each night. The journey will begin at 2394 Shiloh Road, Pelahatchie, MS 39145. There is no admission fee. Please leave your holiday "to do" lists at home and travel back in time with us. Visit for more information.

Rebecca Buffington

47th Annual Trees of Christmas

Merrehope 905 Martin Luther King Drive Meridian, MS 39301
47th Annual Trees of Christmas presents
Literary Legacies
Southern Books & Authors
Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind

Tennessee Williams
Streetcar Named Desire

William Faulkner
A Rose for Emily

Laurie Parker
ABC Mississippi

Jill Conner Brown
Sweet Potato Queens

John Grisham
A Painted House

Eudora Welty
A Delta Wedding

Donna Tartt
The Gold Finch

Karen's Tree
honoring Karen Wallace

and many more!

Make plans now to celebrate the Holidays at Merrehope!
Host your special party, event, tour and shopping at this historic, elegant venue!

Opening Reception
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Music and Refreshments

Tours Available
November 23-December 30
9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Last tour starts at 4:00pm.
Group, Sunday, and evening tours are available by special arrangements.

For more information call (601) 483-8439.

ChiLLy Fest

Linden, AL
Schedule of Events

Nov. 21st

Miss Central Alabama Model ChiLLy Fest Pageant
Starts at 3pm at Marengo Academy

Dec. 11th

Christmas Carnival -All Evening
Anything But -6pm - 9pm (People's Choice)
Chili Cookers Party! -8pm - 11pm
Telluride will rock Linden this ChiLLy Fest!
(Free Concert)

Telluride to Rock Linden Dec. 11th, ChiLLy Fest Dec. 11th and 12th

ChiLLy Fest will be Dec. 11th and 12th. This year we will have the band Telluride performing a Free concert at the Chili Cookers Party starting at 8pm on Dec. 11th. On Dec. 12th we will have the Chili Cook Off, Vendors, ChiLLy Chili Run, Car Show, Christmas Parade, and Fireworks Extravaganza. The Christmas Carnival will be here both days.

A few changes! This year cookers will have the chance to participate in an Anything But contest on Friday evening, and a presentation contest during the Cook Off. Also, the Car Show will move from Papa’s parking lot to the Court House parking lot.

This year the Demopolis High School Marching Band will join us for the Christmas Parade!!! Don’t forget the one with the best float will win $100. The theme for this year is, Rockin Oldies 50’s – 80’s. There is No Fee to enter the Parade.

If you‘re interested in participating in ChiLLy Fest or would like to help by sponsoring please call Bruce Ward at 334-295-5051 ext. 1. All forms and the list of events can be found under ChiLLy Fest at . Also you can stay up to date on ChiLLy Fest by joining us on Facebook at

Come joins us for the best Christmas Party in West Alabama! It's going to be Fun!

ChiLLy Fest Contacts:

Bruce Ward 295-5051 ext. 1 (Parade, Vendors, and General Info.)
Scott McClure 295-5051 ext. 6 (Cook Off)
Joni Craft 334-654-4449 (Run)
Marty McCullen 654-1556 (Car Show)
Andy Renner (Dixie Country) 289-9850 (Christmas Music)

Schedule of Events

Dec. 11th

Christmas Carnival -All Evening
Anything But -6pm - 9pm (People's Choice)
Chili Cookers Party! -8pm - 11pm
Telluride will rock Linden this ChiLLy Fest!
(Free Concert)

Dec. 12th

Local Food Vendors/Arts & Crafts -8am - 2pm
Food Vendors -4pm Gazebo (Optional)
ChiLLy Chili Run (Run, Walk, & Fun Run) -9am
Christmas Music -10am - Until
Christmas Carnival -All Day!
ChiLLy Fest Cruise In Car Show -9am - 3pm
Chili and Cornbread Cook Off
Judging -11am
Public Serving -12pm (Noon)
Christmas Parade of Lights -6:30pm
Fireworks Extravaganza!!! -After Parade
Best Viewing Area will be ChiLLy Fest Park!



Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive - benefitting the Cans for Kids Children’s Ministry

Long John Silvers/ A&W of Meridian
Give Back This Holiday Season!
Join us at Long John Silvers/ A&W in giving back this
Christmas. This Saturday, Dec. 13 we will host our fifth anual
Christmas Cruise In Toy Drive benefitting the Cans for Kids
Children’s Ministry.
As a part of the celebration, donations and new unwrapped toys will
be accepted with the goal of getting 249 toys to benefit the Cans for
Kids Christmas program.Cans for Kids is a nonprofit organization
that assists families in need with food, clothing, medical expenses
and other necessities with money raised from the sale of aluminum
cans. Each holiday season, the organization finds children to
sponsor and provide them with Christmas gifts.
Founder and chief executive of Cans for Kids, Gary Turbville, said,
“This is just a joyful time of year. I get to see a lot of happy children,
and that is because of people like Bud Power helping us.”

Vintage car, truck and motorcycle owners are encouraged to cruise
in as part of the festivities.
Santa Claus will be available for photos with children from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Print out the attached Letter to Santa for children to
bring when they visit.
Bring your children to help us give back to those in need this
For more information on the Long John Silvers/ A&W Christmas
Cruise In, call 601-483-1188. For more information on the Cans for
Kids charity, visit

A Jason Crabb Christmas ...

Bethlehem Community Church Laurel, MS
You're invited to a Jason Crabb Christmas!
One of Christian Music's most celebrated artist.
Grammy Award and 21 GMA Dove Award winner ... Jason Crabb ...
Christmas Music along with your favorites.
Also appearing ... Natasha Owens ...
as seen on tour with Michael W. Smith
Admission is free

more info ...
(601) 428-7197

more info ...
(601) 428-7197

JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” helps Toys for Tots

See Schedule
JCJC’s “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” helps Toys for Tots

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College students in the Fine Arts Department performing groups, JC Voices and JC Jazz were overjoyed at the response of their first ever Toys for Tots toy drive. The public donated hundreds of toys as admission to a new holiday concert at JCJC called, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas.” The evening of jazzy Christmas tunes was spectacular, only topped off by the number of donated toys from the audience.

“We are very happy with the response to the toy drive as part of a new JCJC tradition in the Fine Arts Department. The Marine Reserves ‘Toys for Tots’ program was also pleased with the generosity of so many people attending the JCJC Jingle Jazz Christmas concert. JCJC students said they too enjoyed being able to give back to the community and showcase their talents,” said Dr. Susan Smith, JCJC Fine Arts Department Chair.

For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of JC Jazz

Cale Green - Laurel
Jordan Sanders - Ellisville
Harlan Mapp - Hattiesburg
Terry Jackson - Hattiesburg
Billy Loper - Seminary

Caleb Guilbeau – Ellisville
Sophia Daniel – Kokomo
Marshal Steen - Brandon
Bryce Kinzer – Gautier

Leah Dueitt - Neely
Sam Cruz - Pensacola, FL

Doby Herring - Waynesboro
Andrew Watson - Ovett

Micah Moffett – Magee

Dustin Logan - Soso

Zach Biglane – Ellisville

Members of JC Voices

Ashley Adams, Laurel, MS
Reagan Arnold, Collins, MS
Daniel Coats, Taylorsville, MS
Brian Doyle, Taylorsville, MS
Leah Dueitt, Neely, MS
Lauryn Easley, Laurel, MS
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson, CA
Roxie Hudgins, Collins, MS
Steve Jones, Starkville, MS
Rohini Malkani, Hattiesburg, MS
Harlan Mapp, Hattiesburg, MS
Ashley Mills, Waynesboro, MS
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach, MS
Shaquille Shelwood, Ellisville, MS
Karsten Smith, Hattiesburg, MS
Morgan Smith, Laurel, MS
David Walker, Laurel, MS
Gary Young, Ellisville, MS

Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032

Mt. Calvary Baptist - Holiday Events Calendar

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 600 11th Ave. Meridian, MS
Dec. 14th - Sr. Choir to host "Late Fall Festival" - 6:00 pm

Dec. 25th - Sunrise Christmas Service - 5:00 am
Guest Speaker: Rev. Marvin Dixon
Host Pastor: Rev. Zacary Finley

Dec. 31st - New Year's Eve "Watch Night Service" - 10:00 pm

(601) 485-5816

10th Annual Christmas Musical Explosion

New Salem M B Church 5065 Whynot Alamucha Road - Meridian
Dear Christian Friends,
We are celebrating our 10th Annual Christmas Musical Explosion on Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 3:00 P. M.
You and your church family are cordially invited to come and worship with us in our Musical, Celebrating Jesus Christ.

Our Theme: “A Celebration of Our Saviors Birth in Song” Psalm 95: 1-3
1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the LORDis a great God, and a great King above all gods


We are expecting a great celebration and we hope you will come and share with us as we give all praises and glory to our Lord and King.

Yours in His name,

Pastor, Willie A Thompson
1st Lady Sherry A Thompson, Co-Ordinator
Sister Sallie Willis, Choir President
Sister Jasmine Harbin, Corresponding Secretary

We are asking anyone who can to bring (1) canned food item.

Phone / Fax (601)644-0308- E-mail:

Scooba Christmas Parade 2014

Town of Scooba
Scooba Christmas Parade ...
Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014
Theme ... "Christmas in Scooba"
Line up at 4:30 pm
Parade is at 5:30 pm

Criteria for Judging ...
1. Nane of Organization must be on both sides of the float
2. No LIVE Santa Clause
3. No candy can be thrown from floats OR vehicles


Prizes ...
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $ 50
3rd Place - $25
Mayor's - Award Trophy

(601) 562-2852
(601) 743-5060

46th Annual Trees of Christmas

Merrehope and the F.W. Williams Home 905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Drive Meridian, MS
46th Annual Trees of Christmas presents ...
"Special Moments to Remeber"
Relive your special moments with a visit to this
spectacular holiday display.
Tours are available ... Sunday, Nov. 23rd - December 30th
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm - Open Sunday by appointment

(601) 483-8439

Meridian Main Street - Merry Meridian Events this Week

See Schedule
The MCC Jazz Band will be having a concert Thursday, November 7th. The concert is at 7pm at
MCC's McCain Theater. A performance you won't soon forget!

The Holiday Gift Bazaar at Trinity Presbyterian Church

will be held Saturday, November 9th. It is from 9am-3pm. Get a jumpstart on all your Christmas shopping!


Meridian Main Street

2120 - A Main (5th) St.

Meridian, Mississippi 39301


Enterprise Woman's Club - Annual Christmas Home Tour

Enterprise, MS ... see schedule
The GFWC/ MFWC Enterprise Woman's Club Invites you to our Annual Christmas Home Tour, December 8, 2013; 1-4 pm, Enterprise, Ms Highlights include 3 historic homes, circa 1825, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, circa 1874, and The Historic Civil War Cemetery. Newly opened Creekside Mercantile will also host a Christmas Open House for your shopping enjoyment! Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased in advance or on the day of the tour. For more information : 601-880-6256 or

Enterprise Woman's Club - Annual Christmas Home Tour

Enterprise, MS ... See Schedule
The GFWC/ MFWC Enterprise Woman's Club Invites you to our Annual Christmas Home Tour, December 8, 2013; 1-4 pm, Enterprise, Ms Highlights include 3 historic homes, circa 1825, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, circa 1874, and The Historic Civil War Cemetery. Newly opened Creekside Mercantile will also host a Christmas Open House for your shopping enjoyment! Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased in advance or on the day of the tour. For more information : 601-880-6256 or

It's A New Year's Eve Party!

Dec 31, 2010 8:00pm-1:00am

Quality Inn Ballroom Hwy 45 South
The Middleton Attendance Center class of 1965 is invited to attend a New Year's Eve Pary on Friday, December 31, 2010, at the Quality Inn Ballroom.

The attire will be semi-formal.

For More information call (601) 481-1020 or (601) 485-8441

Gilbertown Christmas Parade

Dec 4, 2010 2pm

Gilbertown, AL
Christmas Parade

Virginia Loftis

DBE Christmas Open House

Dec 10, 2010 8am-4pm

MDOT-401 North West Street, Jackson, MS

MDOT AND SJB Group, LLC will host an ole’ fashioned DBE Christmas Open House on Friday, December 10th from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Mississippi Department of Transportation, 401 North West Street in Jackson, MS.

All certified DBEs and Prime Contractors are invited to drop by at any time during the day on December 10th in celebration of their accomplishments and good fortune. It will also be a great opportunity for DBEs to meet SJB staff members who are committed to providing them supportive services.

The goal of the DBE Program is to ensure that firms owned and controlled by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons have the opportunity to grow and become self-sufficient so that they are able to compete on equal basis, with non-disadvantaged businesses for contracts and subcontracts in the transportation industry.

For more information on the Christmas Open House or the DBE program, please contact
Theresa Byrd at 601-968-3535 or

Theresa Byrd


Nov 5, 2009 - Nov 14, 2009 See Schedule

See Schedule

U.S. Marines from Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One on board NAS Meridian will kick off their local Toys for Tots annual campaign on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Geoffrey store, next to Bonita Lakes Mall in Meridian.
Through the generosity of the local community, Marines collected
7,030 NEW toys last year and hope to exceed that number this year.
Toy donation boxes for NEW, UNWRAPPED toys will be set up in Meridian at Geoffrey's, both Wal-Mart locations, Sam's Club, Meridian Yamaha, The Radio People Station, the Marine Corps Recruiting Station, and H&R Block locations. Boxes are also at Wal-Mart in Newton.
U.S. Marines will be present at Meridian Wal-Mart locations, Geoffrey's, and Sam's Club on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until Dec. 13 to assist those who wish to donate.
The primary goal of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.
In 1948, Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots logo, which is used today. Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots poster used to promote the nationwide program. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the U.S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve.
Over the past 62 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children.
More information about Toys for Tots can be found at
This year's Toys for Tots Coordinator is Sgt. Joseph Killian. He can be reached at 601-679-2407.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 11, 2009 11:00A.M.

Highland Park
The Meridian Parks & Recreation Department will conduct the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 11:00 A.M. @ Highland Park.

Two Age Groups:
3-6 year olds & 7-10 year olds

3000 eggs with candy inside will be hidden. Some eggs will have numbers inside matching the displayed prizes with that same number. Special prizes will be given for the GOLD & SILVER eggs.

The Easter Bunny Will Be There To Greet All!
Balloons! Candy! And A Whole Lot Of Fun!

The Carousel Will Open Following The Easter Egg Hunt!!

Mary Quince (601) 485-1805

Merrehope Trees of Christmas

Nov 14, 2008 - Jan 2, 2009 See Schedule

Historic Merrehope and F.W Williams Home 905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Drive Meridian, MS 39301
Tis' the season to be "Merrehope."
The 40th Annual Trees of Christmas at historic Merrehope
and The F.W. Williams Home.
Holiday exhibits and many Christmas trees reflecting the
Meridian / Mississippi /' Merrehope Heritage.

Merry Meridian Tour is Dec. 6th
Special Tours and groups by appointment .. call for details

Hours of operation are:
* Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
* November 30th and Dec. 21st 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and
New Year's Day.

(601) 483-8439