Archive - Jan 14, 2013 - Food and Leisure
It will be cold and it will likely be wet all day today.
Those factors do nothing to change the fact that Clay County voters have until 7 p.m tonight to make it to the polls and choose whether Angela Turner Lairy or Kenny Fowler will be the District 16 representative in the Mississippi state senate.
Absentee ballot voting ended Saturday, and the remaining qualified votes will be tallied this evening to decide the special election.
Event coordinators hope West Pointâs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is going to be a special one this year.
January 21 will be a day of festivities, marking not only Kingâs life but also the President Barack Obamaâs re-election to the presidency.
âThis year the celebration will coincide with the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America,â said Event Coordinator Anna Hayford-Jones in a press release on Monday. âThe theme for this yearâs celebration, according to Jones, is âContinuing the Legacy.â
Thanksgiving and Christmas are now behind, and folks are settling back into normal routines.
Those two holidays typically bring a large spike in the number of canned food drives in any community.
Thousands of people are fed during the holiday season each year thanks to the generosity of individuals during those drives.
The Project Homestead Food Pantry in West Point, however, is in constant need of food donations and labor to help deliver and organize food products.
Now serving over 400 families in Clay County, the Food Pantry feeds over 800 people each month.