Clubs join together to make a difference

Published 12:17 pm Saturday, November 3, 2007

NATCHEZ — On-the-Move 4-H Club, Working Together Ruri-Teen Club, Girl Scout Troop 612, Zionflower Baptist Church and Egypt Baptist Church members are among the 540 volunteers nationwide to help make a difference in someone’s lives.

For Make-A-Difference Day, the club members collected and delivered men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear, jewelry and children’s toys to Guardian Collections. Those items will generate funds for the Guardian Shelter for Battered Families.

For Keeping America Beautiful, the club adopted three nursing homes to beautify: Adams County, Trace Haven and Glenburney, by placing caladium and rose bushes in containers and place in various places at certain area nursing homes. This adds beautification and brings enjoyment to the residents of the nursing homes, said Vounzell Murphy, club leader.

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“I feel good about Make-A-Difference Day because everyone gets a chance to work on a project and carry it out,” Chelsie White said.

Jasmine Winding said Make-A-Difference Day is set aside and is an annual event on the fourth Saturday of every October. In November, club members will plan a project for October 2008 for Make-A-Difference Day.

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Members who received first place on their 4-H record book were: Henry Mitchell, Jasmine Winding, Jonquil Jackson, Chelsie White, Angelica Wilson, Karnella White and Anthony Calvit.

Club members who also received first place on their visual presentation in Raymond for project achievement day were Valyncia Alexander, Jasmine Winding, Chelsie White and Angelica Wilson.

For National 4-H Week, On-The-Move 4-H Club presented a 4-H forum at WTYJ, Live 97.7 FM Radio, WMIS-Live 1240 AM Radio. The club also sponsored a county-wide 4-H week celebration.

Over 100 balloons, green and white, were released with a 4-H message. Over 100 attended this event.

On-The-Move 4-H Club would like to thank their special guest, Sheriff Ronny Brown, Chief Mike Mullins, Mr. Henry Watts, Mr. Chuck Latham, Mr. Charles Sims, Diana and Jim Nutter. And special thanks to Mr. Robert Eicemann, manager of Blankenstein’s Welding/Industrial Division, Kmart, Live Oak and Fred’s Greenhouse for their generous donation.

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The Club collected canned goods for the Stewpot, Salvation Army and Humane Society.