Community and Church Calendar – Lawrence County Press

May 19
The AJFC Community Action Agency will be hosting a Community Action Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 19, at Cooper’s Ferry Park in Monticello. For more information, contact Ms. Eloise Tucker at 601-587-4370.

May 21
The Lawrence County Miniature Horse Association show dates for 2022 are May 21, June 25, July 30, October 22 and November 12. All shows begin at 11 a.m. and are held at the James E. Givens Building near the Sheriff’s Department. For more information, contact Dustie Barnett at 601-754-4939.

May 22
Calvary Baptist Church in Silver Creek will have VBS launch registration from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 22. There will be a water slide and more. VBS will debut on June 5.
Monticello United Methodist Church will have Heritage Sunday on May 22. Bro. Mike Evans and his family will be honored for their nine years of ministry with the church. Bring a covered dish and join in the fun.

May 26
The Lawrence County Forestry Association has scheduled a longleaf pine education meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the James E. Givens Agri-Building located at 1535 FE Sellers Highway in Monticello. Randy Browning, US Fish and Wildlife biologist, will be the guest speaker who will address landowner considerations for longleaf pine. The meal will be prepared by Bessie Turner. RSVP required by Friday, May 20.

May 31st
Poll worker training for the upcoming June 7 election will take place on Tuesday, May 31. The training will take place upstairs at the Lawrence County Courthouse from 4-6 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a poll worker can call the Election Commissioner’s Office at 601-587-7878 and leave a message.

June 12-16
The Divide Memorial Methodist Protestant Church will be holding its Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. each evening, Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16. This year’s theme is “God’s Wonderful Laboratory: Jesus Does the Impossible”. Classes will be available for children aged three through the end of sixth grade. Children will be able to participate in lessons, music, crafts, snacks, games and assemblies that teach just how amazing our God truly is. A closing program will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Divide is located 11 miles south of Monticello off Highway 27.

In progress
Topeka Tilton Outreach Mission, 779 China Grove Rd., Jayess, serves USDA non-perishable food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first and second Saturdays of each month. The application must be completed to be eligible to receive said food.
Topeka Tilton Outreach Mission, 779 China Grove Rd., Jayess, Clothes Closet is open 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first and second Saturday of each month. All sizes of clothing, shoes, toys, household items at very low prices. Also come and buy many unique items.
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