Thanks and appreciation|Holiday happy at shelter

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Vicksburg Warren Humane Society would like to thank Chris Gilmer, who thought about our animals over the holiday season. He arrived much like Santa Claus with four large bags of toys. He also worked on our locks that we were having problems with. We truly appreciate Chris.

We would also like to thank DiamondJacks Casino for donating dozens of bags of towels, washcloths, sheets and newspaper.

The Vicksburg Cotillion Club also donated massive amounts of bleach and dog and cat food, which was much needed. Thank you.

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Georgia Lynn



Many helped ‘Chill’

The 2nd Annual YMCA “Chill in the Hills” race was a great success with more than 250 registered runners and walkers. We owe a debt of gratitude to the Vicksburg Police Department, Vicksburg Fire Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Department for an outstanding job ensuring safety to all participants throughout the course.

We would also like to thank all of our volunteers, including AmeriCorps, Boy Scouts troops 7 and 638, Steve Reed, Scott Bourne, David Sharp, Shape Up Sisters, Paul Ingram, several YMCA staffers, as well as parents and students.

The race would not have been possible without our gracious sponsors: Palmertree Catering, Shape Up Sisters, Golding Barge, B&K Bank, BancorpSouth Bank, Good Samaritan, The Ivy Place, May & Company, Mission Primary Care, RiverHills Bank, Rowdy’s Family Restaurant, Teller, Chaney, Hassell & Hopson, Trustmark, Outlets at Vicksburg, Vicksburg Insurance Agency, Vicksburg Main Street, Waring Oil and the City of Vicksburg. We are also grateful for quality coverage by The Vicksburg Post.

Finally, the YMCA owes a very special thanks to our wonderful volunteer race committee — Charlie Montague, Amy Haygood, Jim Cole, Nathan Davis, Branan Southerland and Joe Giambrone — for their time, dedication and hard work to make this race a success.

Casey Custer

Associate Director

Vicksburg YMCA

Families got support

Vicksburg Family Development Service would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many people who helped to make the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year season a special time for the families we serve. The generosity of this community is truly outstanding.

Special thanks goes to the following individuals and groups: St. George Orthodox Church for providing food for Thanksgiving meals; Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for hosting our Christmas luncheon; Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary, which gives to our families all year, for providing gifts to the children in our Early Intervention program and for providing much needed help at our Christmas party: Dan Daily of Edward Jones Financial and the many individuals who generously contributed to their toy drive, the employees of Trustmark for helping to make Christmas a special time for a number of children, Warren County Library Children’s Department and St. Aloysius Library Club for its donation of gloves and hats, which were much-needed with the especially cold weather we had, and Vicksburg Warren County Board of Realtors for providing funds to meet special needs that would have otherwise gone unmet. May each of you have a blessed year in 2010.

Felicia Jones

Kay Lee



Red Cross says thanks

The Vicksburg Area Chapter of the American Red Cross sponsored a catfish dinner Friday. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the businesses and individuals that contributed to this event. Thanks to Riverwalk Casino, DiamondJacks Casino, Ameristar Casino, Foam Packing and Good Shepherd. Also, thanks to the Red Cross staff, volunteers, board members and Warren Central High School’s Red Cross Club.

Most of all, thanks to the Knights of Columbus members who prepared the food and allowed our organization to hold this event at their facility. Proceeds from this event will help the local American Red Cross continue to provide emergency services, military assistance and life saving training to our community. Thanks again for your support.

Beverly Connelly

Executive director