We give thanks for good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 1, 2014

Last week was all about giving thanks, and several residents in our community spent their Thanksgiving helping others.

As we begin a new week, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the good news from our community last week:

-A handful of volunteers spent their Thanksgiving giving back to the less fortunate at the Natchez Stewpot. Volunteers helped package, hand out and deliver meals to residents, while others brought care packages to go along with the meals. Through an effort by the Adams County Christian School Key Club, bags filled with soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a pair of socks and a hairbrush were distributed on Thanksgiving. We thank those who volunteered their time to help others during the holiday.

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-Willene Davis, a housekeeper at Holiday Inn Express, is organizing a toy drive to benefit the Natchez Children’s Home Services and challenging other area hotels to participate. Davis said she wanted to organize the toy drive after thinking about area children who might not be receiving any presents around Christmas time. Toys can be taken to the NCHS or the hotel on Canal Street. We applaud Davis for coordinating the effort and hope area residents give back to help children in our community.

-Trinity Episcopal Day School’s cheer captain Taylor Ham spent Thanksgiving participating in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The senior said participating in the parade is always something she’s wanted to do and also took advantage of being in the Big Apple by seeing the sights of the area. We congratulate Ham for her achievements.

That’s only some of the good news from last week, and we hope to share even more with you next week.