Good news aplenty in community

Published 12:05 am Monday, December 15, 2014

No shortage of great news existed throughout our community last week.

Before we start a new week ahead, let’s take a few minutes to look back at some of the highlights from last week:

• Holy Family School received a $10,000 check from Carly’s Kids, a foundation created in honor of Carly Elizabeth Hughes following her death in February 2013. Carly visited Holy Family during her time at Boston College, and her family wanted to create a foundation to keep giving back to the place Carly enjoyed visiting. We thank Carly’s family for continuing to help the school and our community.

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• The caring nature of those in our community resulted in 30 families being adopted to be given a food voucher and toys for their children through the Christmas Adopt a Child program. The program collects names of less-fortunate families through Catholic Charities and calls upon community members to adopt each family. We thank those who are helping others have a Merry Christmas this year.

• The Historic Natchez Foundation got word it will receive a $150,000 grant toward the installation of a fire suppression system, which will allow the foundation to expand into formal museum operations. Once completed, the archival area of the foundation’s headquarters will house records for a number of local, regional and federal agencies and organizations. We congratulate the foundation on receiving the grant funding.

The holidays are just around the corner, so let’s keep the good news coming as we prepare for another week in the Miss-Lou.