East Lincoln

Published 12:37 pm Monday, April 26, 2010

It’s that time of the year again! When you say that these days,it can mean a number of things that are on fast approach, includinghigh school and college graduations, the end of a school year andthe beginning of summer, and the Lincoln County Relay for Life. Thenext few weeks are guaranteed to be very busy.

I have a lot going on in my life in the next few weeks. My brother,Jake, and his wife, Jennifer, are expecting their second child, ababy girl, this weekend. My 20th birthday is in two days, and Iwill also be graduating from Copiah-Lincoln Community College injust a few short weeks. Pray that I keep my sanity through all ofthis!

Next weekend will be consumed by the Lincoln County Relay for Life.The relay will be held at the Brookhaven Exchange Club Park, withevents beginning at 6 p.m., and will last overnight until Saturdaymorning. Admission is free and the Exchange Club will sell ticketsfor its rides and other attractions. Concessions, entertainment andother activities will also be available.

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With around 20 teams participating, organizers are hopeful thatthis year’s relay will top the 2009 relay, which drew in around$81,000. The relay benefits the American Cancer Society, which istasked with fighting cancer in all shapes and forms. The relay willbe a great time for fun and fellowship with thousands of otherpeople from around the area.

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church’s team has been very active.The team has sponsored several fundraisers, including a successfulsalad luncheon last Sunday. Tickets on a quilt made by theCommunity Crafters are still available for a $1 per ticketdonation. The quilt will be given away on the night of the relay.The team will also have a booth set up at the relay.

Did you notice the new landscaping at the Pleasant Grove parsonage?A group of dedicated church members got together on April 17 to addlandscaping to the parsonage, which is across from the church andwas built in 2008. The landscaping is one of several improvementprojects going on at Pleasant Grove. It looks great!

Please keep in mind Harmony Baptist Church’s weekly communitysupper, held each Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. with the service to followat 6:30 p.m. Harmony’s pastor, Bro. Owen King, reports a greatturn-out for the events so far. Also keep in mind the PleasantGrove fellowship supper, which will be today at 6 p.m.

Prayer requests for the week include Stephanie McCormick, MargieCalcote, and the Rev. Phillip Heidelberg, the former Methodistdistrict superintendent.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Sheila Taylor and Amy Heard. A veryspecial belated happy anniversary wish is sent out to Gayra andNancy James, who celebrated their 45th on April 18. Happy upcominganniversary wishes go out to Roger and Lou Neal.

A thought for this week: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have toremember anything.” – Mark Twain

Have a great week!

If you have any East Lincoln area news to report, contact JoshuaWilson at jowilms@gmail.com or 601-757-7204.