Leader Blues

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Junior Auxiliary event to benefit Angel Tree

The Jacksonville Junior Auxiliary will host a tea for the annual Angel Tree from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Coonts’ home, 602 Foxwood Drive.
The Angel Tree provides the opportunity for families to buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in Jacksonville.
For more information, contact Shana Young at 982-9440 or send an e-mail to shanayoung@aristotle.net.  

Salvation Army assistance sign-ups start Friday

The Salvation Army Christmas assistance sign-ups will be taken from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3-4 and Monday through Thursday, Nov. 7-10.
To apply for assistance bring a picture ID, Social Security cards for everyone in the home, proof of birth for all children, verification of current address and proof of income for all members of household.
The Salvation Army is located at 209 S. Oak Street, across from Jacksonville Elementary School.

Community center classes free for canned food

The Jacksonville Community Center will be hosting “Get Fit to Gobble,” Nov. 7-18, a free way non-members of the community center can try out Land Group aerobic classes. The classes will be free during that time for two cans of food or non-perishable items. These items will be given to one of the food pantries in Jacksonville for the Thanksgiving holiday. A class list can be picked up at the community center.
For more information, call 982-4171.

JHS seeks volunteers for cleanup day Nov. 19

Jacksonville High School will hold its second annual “Dirt Bustin’ Devil Dustin’” cleanup day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19.
Volunteers are needed to help with landscaping, donating pressure washers, trees, bushes, trash cans, cleaning clothes, paint brushes, picnic table paint, weed killer and cleaning supplies.
Business, family, church, youth groups and other members of the community are encouraged to become involved. To volunteer time or to donate items listed above, call the school at 982-2128. Ask for Mrs. P. White or Mrs. Skidmore.

Pathfinder fund-raiser includes Hot Springs raffle

Pathfinder Inc. of Jacksonville is having a fund-raiser for a pavilion at the Jim Pickens Workshop by raffling off a trip for two to Hot Springs. The prize includes a two-night stay at the Arlington Hotel, massages, thermal baths and a carriage ride. Also included is dinner for two at Coy’s Steakhouse, a meal for two at Granny’s Kitchen and a meal for two at the hotel. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 during the annual talent show. For more information please contact (501) 533-6363.