Weekend Ticket: Adoption drive, awards top weekend

Published 12:12 am Thursday, July 18, 2013

By April Garon

The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — Adopt a mother in need, celebrate the dramatic arts or break out your walking shoes this weekend.

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Temperatures will stay in the 90s, and the chance for thunderstorms will gradually increase throughout the weekend.

Natchez-Adams County Humane Society Shelter Mommy Dogs Adoption Day

The Humane Society Shelter will have an adoption event Saturday to find homes for mommy dogs.

“Mama dogs need just as much love and care as their puppies,” board member Linda Kennon said. “Natchez needs to come out and find room in their hearts to take them home.”

Kennon said mother dogs are often the most overlooked in the shelter. Owners bring in the mother with a litter of puppies.

After the puppies are adopted, the mother remains.

“We’ve got close to 50 adult dogs, 12 of which are mama dogs,” Kennon said. “A lot are healthy and need good homes.”

If the dogs are not adopted, many will be euthanized next week.

“We have no room to house them, I’m begging the community to take them home,” Kennon said.

The adoption event will be at the shelter’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The shelter is located at 392 Liberty Road.

The adoption fee is $45, and adoptable dogs can be viewed online at natchezpetadoptions.org.

Natchez Little Theatre’s 10th Annual Standing Ovation Awards

Natchez Little Theatre will be celebrating the end of its 65th season Saturday evening with an awards ceremony honoring the participants and volunteers of the season’s seven productions.

Live entertainment will feature Roderick Whitley playing popular songs from Broadway musicals and cast members celebrating NLT’s productions of “Annie” and “A Natchez Christmas Carol,” among others.

The upcoming season’s productions, “The Color Purple” and “Legally Blonde” will be previewed.

A silent auction fundraiser will feature weekend travel packages and other items.

Tickets are $15. To make a reservation, call 601-442-2233 or 877-440-2233.

Fayette Community Service Organization’s “Let’s Move Mississippi from Fat to Fit”

Work up a sweat at the third annual, two-day health and fitness fair. A variety of events will go on throughout the event— from basketball tournaments, walking/running races, jump rope contests and even hula-hooping competitions.

Participants may register for a drawing to win bicycles, fitness-themed items and cash prizes.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Jefferson County Multipurpose Center Friday and Saturday. Competitions are from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. Registration is free.

For more information, call 601-660-3857.