Christmas spirit displayed in Miss-Lou

Published 12:05 am Monday, December 23, 2013

The generous acts of Miss-Lou residents last week likely made Santa Claus’ nice list a little longer this year.

Before you prepare to set out milk and cookies for the annual visitor, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from a week filled with great news throughout our community:

4Law enforcement officers and employees from the Natchez and Vidalia police departments gave 43 Miss-Lou children a special shopping trip at the 22nd annual Santa Cop event. The day started with breakfast at McDonald’s followed by a trip to Walmart to pick out clothes, shoes and toys for Christmas. We’re glad to see this event continue, and we thank everyone involved.

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4Vidalia Lower Elementary kindergarten students have been on the lookout for any and all aluminum can pull tabs since they found out the tiny pieces of metal could be used to help fund cancer treatments for sick children.

We encourage all Miss-Lou residents to help the kindergarten students on their mission by dropping of tabs at Jerry’s or VLE, where the pull tabs are traded with a children’s hospital which offers free chemotherapy for children with cancer.

4Adams County’s board of supervisors hit the streets and asked residents to help them “pack the pickup” in an effort to solicit donations for the Stewpot. The four-hour drive netted approximately $7,000 in groceries and $633 in cash — all of which Stewpot Director Louis Gunning said would help the non-profit kitchen greatly. We applaud the supervisors’ efforts to host the drive and thank all those who donated.

Only a few days remain until Christmas, so let’s keep those good deeds coming and don’t forget to wish those around you “Happy Holidays” and a “Merry Christmas.”