The Grenada Food Pantry will have distribution on Saturday, June 23, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the location by the Grenada Police Department and City Auditorium. Handicap recipients, please drive through on Green Street. For those able to walk, please come to the entrance on Main Street. If you have not registered for the 2011-2012 pink card, you must bring proof of income, something showing your residence in Grenada County, and names and ages for any others you are claiming. Volunteers are needed on on Saturday, distribution day, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions, call Kim McRee at 417-6210 or Jan Willis at 809-1802.
GHS Class of 2013
Any Grenada High School Class of 2013 senior wishing to participate in senior parties must pay the $75 fee to Gina Hood at the Regions Bank across from Walgreens by the Aug. 1 deadline. More info, Tracy Aldridge 294-9029.
Are you an Adult without a High School Diploma or GED®? Register now to take the current GED® test at our next open date or pick up registration information for free prep. classes at the Grenada Adult Education Center (423 South Line Street). The current test series and all partial scores will expire at the end of 2013. A new, more rigorous and more expensive test series, which will be taken in computer labs at official testing centers, is scheduled for release in January 2014. For more information, call 227-6101 or 226-7462. Please note that the Center will be closed on June 21-22 for staff training and July 2-13 for summer break.
The summer reading program at Elizabeth Jones Library is under way: June 26, 4:45-5:45 p.m., The Groove Club; June 29, last day to enter contest, at 5 p.m.; July 3, 10-11 a.m., Americorps program; July 6, last day to write down books, 5 p.m.; and July 12, 10 a.m., summer party.
Music on the Square
The Unity Committee is sponsoring free concerts each Friday, at 5:30 p.m. on the Square in downtown Grenada. A different artist will perform each Friday: June 22, Lewis Johnson.
Celebrating Oakland, You Can Go Home Again is a reunion for Oakland, Miss., on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakland Presbyterian Church. The event is open to anyone who has a love for Oakland. Pot luck lunch from 11 a.m. to noon followed by A History of Oakland and Memories of Oakland, a professional Elvis impersonator, a guided tour of Herron House and much more to include a memory wall and a classic car show. A booth is $20. More info, Rosemary Sinquefield, 662-689-0358 or 623-7293.
The 2012 Grenada Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Grenada Square Shopping Center on Sunset Drive; locally-grown produce, fresh eggs, honey, handmade crafts from local artisans, and plants. More info, Leslie Moss, Market Manager, at 662-226-7608.
Grenada School District Kindergarten Blastoff workshop for incoming kindergarten students for the 2012-13 school year will be held Monday, June 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grenada Elementary School. Please arrive a few minutes early and only bring the child entering kindergarten this fall. Pre-registration is required, 227-6101 or 226-7462.
The Kiwanis Club is now accepting applications for membership at the pool. More info, Mike Montgomery, 614-3676.
Reading and Math Camp
Emmanuel Church is holding a summer reading and math camp Monday-Friday, through June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 1253 Poplar St. Grenada. To register contact Penny Barnes at 688-6229.
Grenada Area Chamber Of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Leadership Grenada class now through Friday, June 29. For more info, contact the Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce at 662-226-2571 or visit their website, www.grenadamississippi.com.
The annual Independence Day celebration at Rosebloom Recreational Park is Saturday, June 30. Arts and crafts begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by a singing, patriotic service, and a grand finale fireworks show. For vendor information, call Johnny Smith at 662-647-2743, or for sponsorship and more information, call Charles Lane at 662-614-1557.
Holcomb School Reunion
The annual Holcomb School reunion will be held Saturday June 30, from 10 a.m. until at Holcomb Baptist Church Family Life Center. Bring your favorite food or dessert.
Class of 1982 Reunion
Grenada High School Class of 1982 is holding their 30th class reunion Friday-Sunday, July 6-8. More info., contact Evelyn Farmer at 662-417-8242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetic Wellness Meeting
The Grenada Chapter of the Mt. Moriah District Association Diabetic Wellness Team will meet the second Tuesday of each month (July 10) from 2 - 3 p.m. in the Arts and Craft Room, of The Lewis Johnson Senior Citizen Complex, 299 MLK Jr Drive. More info, Sarah Monger, Coordinator, 226-8478.
Smile Team Meeting
The Grenada Smile Team will meet Wednesday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the city hall conference room. Anyone interested in joining the team, supporting the effort to promote Grenada or booking a member as a guest speaker for your club should contact Mike Nabors at 417-4000.
Coffee Club for Grief Care
Legacy Hospice Coffee Club for Grief Care will meet the second and fourth Friday of each month (July 13 and 27) at 10 a.m. at the Grenada Medical Complex. The grief support group will teach the stages of grief, how to overcome them and return to a normal life. More Info, Ken Salley, 662-226-4246, email@example.com.
Summer Food Program
Free meals for all children 18 years and younger is served Monday-Friday, through July 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grenada City Auditorium. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. More info, 227-2765 or 229-9936.
Binford High School Reunion
The reunion of the Lloyd T. Binford High School Classes of 1939-1969 will be held Saturday, July 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Duck Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center. A catered meal by Class of 1962 Bobby and Judy Jones will be served. For more info, contact Sarah at 226-1734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Fund for Children
Bryce and Austin Mason lost their mother, Dena LaShea Smith Mason on April 25. An account has been set up at Cleveland State Bank (beside Spencer’s) in Grenada. Donations accepted at the bank or be mailed to the bank directly to: Attn: Dena Smith Mason’s Childrens Memorial Fund; P. O. Box 338; Grenada, MS 38902-0338.
Al-Anon, a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics, meet each Mondays at 6 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church on Main Street.
Contact Leoda Topps, your Grenada County SHIP (State Insurance Assistance Program) Volunteer with the North Central Agency on Aging with questions about Medicare or your prescription drug plan.
Senior citizens exercise classes are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Lewis Johnson Senior Citizens Complex.
Food Pantry Seeks Donations
Tax-deductible donations are needed by the Grenada Food Pantry. You can mail checks to P. O. Box 104, Grenada, MS 38902. Please consider helping your fellow Grenadians who are hungry.
If you are interested in starting or participating in an HO gauge model railroad club, call Larry Evans at 417-8902.
To Love A Child Program
The To Love a Child (TLC) Program sponsored by the Grenada Exchange Club is a free 14-week course offered to first-time pregnant teens. Meetings are held every Monday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Grenada County Office Building at 1240 Fairground Road. More info, contact Ollie Rice at 662-816-6050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masonic Lodge 31
The Grenada Masonic Lodge 31 practices on the first, third, and fourth Mondays, at 7 p.m. All members who are entered apprentices, fellowcrafts, and master masons are invited. Regular business meeting is on the second Monday. Fellowship meal at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30. All members master masons are requested to attend.