NBA, local stars help the needy

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2011

NBA star and Mississippi native Al Jefferson of the Utah Jazz, center, loads boxes from the Feed the Children Charity into cars alongside Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, left, and democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Luckett in the parking lot of the Vicksburg Mall on Friday. Jefferson, Winfield, Luckett and athletes from Warren Central and Vicksburg high schools helped distribute boxes of food, household items and Avon products to nearly 400 families enrolled in the Feed the Children Charity. At right, WC football players Bill McRight, 17, Devon Bell, 18, and Patrick Varnado, 17, load boxes. Bill is the son of Bill and Meredith McRight. Devon is the son of Bart and Dawn Bell. Patrick is the son of Monique and Patrick Varnado.

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