Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo City distributes free books at local school
By JAMIE PATTERSON
The Junior Auxiliary of Yazoo City will be giving away a freezer full of food at a local football game this weekend.
The organization’s annual Freezer Pleaser ended this week, and chapter members are excited to announce the winner at the Manchester Academy football game on Friday night.
This is the third year the civic group has organized its Freezer Pleaser, and the fundraiser has grown in popularity and raffle ticket sales each year. All proceeds go toward various activities and items for needy children throughout Yazoo County.
The local chapter has also been very busy over the past couple of months with a variety of children’s activities and projects.
Preparing for the school season, the Yazoo chapter also held a successful uniform and school supply drive before students returned to class. Thanks to the members’ time and community donations, several children started their school year with new uniforms and school supplies.
Several children at Bentonia-Gibbs Elementary School were also given a treat a few weeks ago with the chapter’s Reading is Fundamental project. Free books were distributed to the younger grades, as well as a snack.
Yazoo JA also has plenty of other service projects in store for October.
Car Seat Safety returns on Oct. 4 in the Goody’s parking lot from 4-6 p.m. Chapter members will give children a drink and snack while their car seats are inspected on site.
The local JA chapter is also gearing up for its Ident-a-Kid booth at the Yazoo County Fair. Free identification cards for children will be made on the spot.
Member of the Month is Terri Atkinson who was very active in several service projects, including the school supply and uniform drive.
Terri is married to Brett, and they attend First United Methodist Church.
The couple have a son, Nathan, and are expecting a little girl.