Rev. Steve Dennis rehearses with local choir members for the fifth annual Christmas Cantata to be held on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle.Special to The Herald
Members of the Oakes African-American Cultural Center Community Choir are busy preparing for its annual Christmas Cantata.
Rehearsals have been underway for the fifth annual cantata, scheduled for Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle Cultural Center.
All proceeds go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Oakes African-American Cultural Center Museum.
The cantata will feature performers from area churches. This year’s program is under the direction of Rev. Steve Dennis and Joe Henry Smith.
Last year’s audience was again treated to a beautiful medley of Christmas carols provided by choir members from local churches. This year’s cantata, Behold Emmanuel: Love is With Us, is shaping up to be even more entertaining that the previous four musical events.
Thanks to the efforts of the Oakes Advisory Committee, this year’s Christmas musical event at the Triangle promises to bring in a larger audience than that of the four previous years. Several former Yazooans travel from Jackson and other surrounding areas to participate in the event. They look forward to making the trip to Yazoo City and lending their voices to the chorus in an effort to entertain and raise funds for the Oakes House.
Tickets for the Cantata are $4 and may be purchased at the door or from members of the Yazoo County Fair and Civic League Inc. Warm apple cider along with other light refreshments will be served following the program.
For more information, call Rev. Rachel Pitts, Joe Henry Smith or the Yazoo County Fair and Civic League office at 746-7984.
Deshaun Holmes is proud to announce the birth of her child, Mason Lee Holmes, on November 27, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital.
Mason weighed seven pounds, two ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Pastor Herman Walls and First Lady Helen Walls.
Also welcoming the new arrival are sister Kary Holmes and Matthew Holmes.
The Girl Scout Troop #5064 visited with Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff to learn about a variety of safety tips. Pictured, front row, are Mary Margaret Walker, Samantha Melton, Gracie Pyron; second row, Tori Still, Sarah Chitty, Sierra Ware; and back row, Sheriff Jacob Sheriff and Chief Deputy Joseph Head.
Members of the Lintonia Garden Club were given tips on arranging flowers by guest Debby Cooper, second vice president of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, during its monthly meeting. Pictured from left are Cooper, hostesses Lois Ward and Eloise Epperson. Special to The Herald
The Lintonia Garden Club met on Nov. 14 at the Public Service Commission Boardroom. After a brief discussion of business matters, Dr. Elouise Upchurch introduced the guest speaker, Debby Copper.
Mrs. Cooper, second vice president of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, presented a program on flower arranging. By adding dried natural grasses, old pieces of driftwood, small bare branches, fruits and vegetables and just one or two fresh flowers to greenery provided by each garden club member, she created many unique and eye-catching arrangements. Each member got to take an arrangement home.
After the meeting, hostesses Lois Ward and Eloise Epperson served delicious refreshments.
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