Let’s start our new work week off by showing gratitude for good works

Published 9:02 am Monday, November 2, 2015

Today is the second day of a brand new month, one that ushers in the holiday season.

October was filled with events, which included fundraisers, winning ballgames, theater productions and recognitions.

It was also a month that Vicksburg finally got rain and in the midst of the storm, many were helped by the local police and sheriff’s departments along with Entergy replacing downed lines and clean-up crews ridding the streets of debris.

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We thank them all.

Here’s a recap of some of the events deserving of praise.

4The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce and the Vicksburg Warren School District were honored with a national award in San Antonio, Texas, for their good work in developing and implementing the Leader in Me program within the Vicksburg Warren School District. The National Dropout Prevention Network presented the award.

4International Credit Union Day was celebrated by Mutual Credit Union with a “People Helping People” theme and ventured into the community paying for customer’s groceries. We’re certain that action was a much-welcomed surprise for many who had their groceries paid for by the Mutual Credit Union team.

4The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation sponsored the 27th annual Over the River Run. Nearly 700 people completed the 5-mile course.

4The Eighth Annual Shopping Extravaganza was held at Outlets at Vicksburg. The event benefitted the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg’s projects.

4Ρiverwalk Casino strung 1,100 collected bras as part of their Breast Cancer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer touches the lives of all of us.

The more attention we can draw to this deadly disease, the more money will be raised for much needed research.