The community’s food bank, The Pantry, serves residents under age 65 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and those 65 and older from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays every week. Shoppers need to bring Social Security card and picture I.D. Donations to The Pantry, located at 917 Molly Barr Road, may be dropped off on Tuesdays. Volunteers are needed to assist shoppers, arrange food drives and help stock shelves with food. Volunteers must be scheduled with The Pantry manager at 832-8001. (September 28, 2011)
The Elderly and Disabled transportation service for Lafayette County residents is now available for persons 65+ years of age and for persons with a disability. Twenty-four hour notice is required to schedule a ride. RSVP is coordinating this transportation service for the county and rides are available Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule a ride, call the RSVP office at 232-2377. (September 28, 2011)
Collecting used (cleaned) backpacks for the homeless. These backpacks will be filled with canned fruit and vegetables, granola bars and toiletry items to be donated to ICM for distribution. Backpacks on wheels are preferred and donations of food and toiletry items are also needed. All items can be dropped off at Lammons Jewelry, 1126 North Lamar in Oxford. (September 28, 2011)
The Oxford Exchange Club is sponsoring a raffle for a guided deer and turkey hunt on a 900-acre Lafayette County farm. The deer hunt is schedule for Dec. 1 to Jan. 15 (one buck and one doe). The turkey hunt is scheduled for March 1 to April 15, 2012, (one turkey). Both hunts are two days and one night. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $10 each or three for $20 and the drawing will be held at noon Nov. 17. Tickets can be purchased at Hunter’s Hollow or by calling Marti Stark at 236-1331, Kenny Graeber at 801-0678, Wayne Perkins at 801-2611 or Margaret King at 832-7546. The proceeds will benefit the Exchange Club Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and the Oxford Exchange Club community projects. (September 28, 2011)
The Oxford Tasting Society and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is postponing their second annual wine tasting event, Three Blind Wines, which was originally scheduled to be held at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18. (September 28, 2011)
The annual C.L.E.A.R. Core Inc. fish fry fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Taylor Community Center. The proceeds from the fundraiser will help fund annual scholarships. (September 28, 2011)
St. Andrews United Methodist Church, located on North 16th Street (across from the cemetery), will host its third annual Family Fall Festival and Rummage Sale on Oct. 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast items will be available for purchase. Several children’s games will be available outside, including face painting and a cake walk, beginning at 9:30. Lots of candy and prizes will be available for children. At 10, an auction of larger items will be held. A bake sale and Christmas craft items will also be available for purchase. Donated rummage sale items should be marked with price stickers and may be left at the fellowship hall Monday through Friday, five days prior to the festival only. No clothing items. All proceeds will go to the St. Andrews UMC building fund. This event is open to the public. (September 28, 2011)
The Oxford Choral Patrons will hold its second annual yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 in front of the Oxford High School, 222 Bramlett Blvd. The yard sale will include household items, furniture, baby supplies, clothing and much more. Anyone interested in donating toward the yard sale or bake sale can drop off items at OHS between 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Proceeds will support OHS Choral activities during 2011-12. For more information about the choral program and the Choral Patrons Booster Club, go to the OHS website from the District page, www.oxford.k12.ms.us, and look under “Electives.” (September 28, 2011)
The fourth annual Business & Industry Appreciation Golf Classic will be held Oct. 7 at the Country Club of Oxford. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., but new this year will be a breakfast that will be serve before the tournament. The tournament offers an opportunity to network with others in the business community as well as win prizes.
Breakfast will be served during the registration. A shotgun start follows at 9. Lunch will be served during play. Format for the tournament will be Best Ball Foursome. Participants will enjoy breakfast, lunch, 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, complimentary Micro Fiber Golf Towel, flighted play, chances to win door prizes as well as a chance to win a car.
Sponsorship levels range from $125 to $750. For more details on registering to play in the tournament or to serve as a sponsor, contact the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation by phone at 234-4651, fax at 234-4655, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oxfordms.com. Sponsorship and registration forms are also available online. (September 28, 2011)
The Oxford School District orchestra students will present a Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Monday in Paris-Yates Chapel on the UM campus. Strings students in grades 6-12 will perform several selections for their first concert this school year. Students will be featured in large ensembles and in smaller chamber groups. Admission is free. For more information, contact Benji Wilson at email@example.com. (September 28, 2011)