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Relay for Life Fundraiser

Ent Consultants will host a fundraiser from 4 p.m. until closing Tuesday at McAlister’s Deli in Oxford. Ten percent of the sales made during this time will go toward Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. (February 4, 2011)

Canned food collection

The Oxford Exchange Club has a community-wide canned food collection for The Pantry that begins Sunday and continues through Feb. 14. Cans can be dropped off at Lammons Jewelry, Sears, Marti Stark State Farm Insurance (all on North Lamar), all branchs of M&F Bank, The Hampton Inn and The Oxford Police Department. Everyone is invited to get involved and deliver canned goods to these locations. (February 4, 2011)

Empty Bowls Pantry Fundraiser

The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit The Pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church, North Ninth and University Avenue. Reserved parking will be available for patrons in the church parking lot at Tyler Avenue and 10th Street. For $15, participants get a bowl of soup, a piece of bread and a bottle of water, as well as an empty, collectors bowl, crafted and donated by the University of Mississippi “Mud Daubers.” Funds raised with benefit The Pantry, the local food bank. (February 1, 2011)

Church Fundraiser

New Orleans food and fun will be featured at “Jazzin’” from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in the activity center of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Gumbo, red beans and jazz music, featuring jazz vocalist Effie Burt, will be available. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5 for children, ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the offices of OUUMC or Burns United Methodist Church between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. Proceeds from the event will go to Burns United Methodist Church. (January 28, 2011)

Chili Bowl for the Soul

The inaugural UM Chili Bowl for the Soul contest will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Ole Miss Student Union. Judges for the contest will be John T. Edge, renowned eater-writer-educator and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, along with UM Chancellor Dan Jones and his wife. The $10 entry fee includes five tastes of chili, a bowl of the chili of your choice and a drink. All money raised through this chili cookoff will go to Oxford’s Interfaith Compassion Ministries to fight homelessness. The event is being hosted by UM Homeless Outreach, Office of the Dean of Students/Volunteer Services, Campus Programming and Aramark. (January 28, 2011)

Relay for Life Fundraiser

ENT Consultants will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Relay for Life from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s. Tickets are $5. For more information or tickets, call 234-1337. (January 28, 2011)

Shaw Benefit Fund

Robert “Bill” Shaw has been diagnosed with nasotharyngal carcinoma cancer, also known as throat cancer. He began treatment in May and the first cycle of treatment consisted of chemotherapy and radiation for four months. The second cycle of chemotherapy treatment was started in September and is continuing. A benefit fund for Shaw has been set up at Renasant Bank for anyone who would like to make a donation to help with expenses. (December 10, 2010)

OMS Chorus Fundraiser

The OMS Chorus holiday meat fundraiser continues. Enjoy fresh-smoked meats this holiday season from Taylor Grocery while supporting the Oxford Middle School Chorus. Smoked Boston Butts (averaging 8 to 10 pounds) are $25 each. Smoked Boneless Brown Sugar-Peppered Hams (averaging 8 to 10 pounds) are $45 each.

Money is taken in advance with the order. You can place an order with Damien D. Wash, director of choral music at OMS, via e-mail,, or see any OMS chorus member. Make checks payable to Oxford Middle School. The pick up day will be Friday from 3 until 4:30 p.m. in the OMS parking lot. If someone needs special pick-up arrangements or a special delivery, let Wash know in advance. (December 6, 2010)

Cheese Sale

The Oxford Lions Club’s annual Cheese Sale is underway. This is the main fundraising event for the Oxford Lions Club. If you or your business would like a price list to place a order, e-mail John Mulkey, club treasurer, at Mulkey@Bankcom.Com or call at 662-801-4108. Orders are being taken through Tuesday. (December 6, 2010)

Fish Fry Fundraiser

Fishers of Men, Shiloh Baptist Church, the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department, family and friends are hosting a benefit fish fry to help Steve and Lisa Montgomery. Steve Montgomery was seriously injured when he fell about 25 feet out of a tree stand while deer hunting on Oct. 17. The benefit will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at The Fishin’ Hole, located at 21 County Road 287. In addition to the music, fellowship and fish fry, an auction will be held to benefit the Montgomerys. For more information, call 234-8942. (December 3, 2010)

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