Championship among good news for area

Published 12:05 am Monday, December 8, 2014

A local football team bringing home a state championship trophy was just one of the many great things that happened throughout our community last week.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the highlights from last week:

• Cathedral made school history by beating St. Aloysius 49-14 and winning the MHSAA Class 1A State Championship — the first for the Natchez school. The victory culminated a dominating season for the Green Wave. The achievement is one our entire community should celebrate, regardless of which school or team you normally cheer. What the Cathedral players, coaches and staff managed to accomplish this season is something that truly deserves great recognition. We congratulate the team and school for its success.

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• Members of the Natchez 4-H Club hosted its third annual “Coat, Sweater and Blanket Drive,” which gives coats, sweaters and blankets to needy children in the community. The students began collecting coats for all ages in October and distributed the items this weekend. We thank the students for taking on a project that gives back to the community.

• Operation GRITS Volunteers worked to pack boxes of holiday goods, which will soon go overseas to active servicemen and servicewomen. The organization has shipped more than 2,000 care packages to troops since its inception five years ago, thanks to area schools, churches, business, organizations and individual volunteers. We thank those who have helped packed boxes and the organizers who coordinate the effort to give back to our military personnel.

The holidays are right around the corner, so let’s keep the good news coming as we prepare for another week in the place we call home.