The best way for young children to get a glimpse of Santa’s big entrance into Oxford on Monday before bedtime during the annual Christmas Parade will be for their parents to get as close to where the parade starts. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)
Jaime Harker collected a handful of colorful balloons as a friend filled them with helium in the parking lot of Big Bad Breakfast this past Friday. Then she walked down a line of people as long as one you’d see at an amusement park and handed the balloons out to the children and adults waiting for a sweet treat from the Big Gay Ice Cream pop-up truck, which was sitting in the Mid-Town Shopping Center parking lot on North Lamar Boulevard, which is where The Dart landed last week. (October 27, 2014, Page 1A)
The annual Lions Club Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, starting from the Mid-Town Shopping Center, down North Lamar Boulevard, around the Square and up University Avenue, ending at the Gertrude Ford Center. Organizers are asking those attending the parade to consider other parking options than Mid-Town since it gets full quickly. (November 26, 2013, Page 1)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oxford’s new YMCA, located where Baptist Healthplex used to be in the Mid-Town Shopping Center will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the new location. Jerry Martin, chief operating officer, told a group of business leaders Thursday the YMCA is happy to be in Oxford and hopes to be an asset to the community.
It’s official. The YMCA will be moving into where the Baptist Healthplex is currently located in August. (July 17, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford Lions Club is once again gearing up for its annual Oxford Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The parade starts from Mid-Town Shopping Center and goes down to the Square and ends at the Gertrude Ford Center on University Avenue. (November 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)
The Mid-Town Farmers’ Market is open on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard. (September 6, 2011)
OXFORD TOWN – Summer produce is at its peak and both the Mid-Town and Taylor Farmers’ Markets are serving it up in a big way every Saturday morning. This week, the Mid-Town Market welcomes Dave Spruill (pictured) as its featured entertainment and Taylor Farmers’ Market features the cool tunes of Don Hudson and Don Buchanan. See Page 7 of this week’s edition of Oxford Town for details about both markets. (July 28, 2011, Page 7)
The Exchange Club Family Center of Oxford and the Ole Miss Kappa Delta Sorority will host a 5k “Walk Away From Child Abuse” at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard.
Last year, 8,057 evidenced-based child abuse cases were recorded in Mississippi. That number is staggering when research shows that only about 15 percent of child abuse cases are actually reported, according to the Exchange Club.
The Exchange Club Family Center, a child abuse prevention organization, is teaming up with the Ole Miss Kappa Delta Sorority to sponsor a walk in an effort to stomp out child abuse in north Mississippi. Participants can register on line at www.soldiers4stan.org or at the event on the day of the walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 234-4255. (August 22, 2010)
Located in the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard, the Mid-Town Farmers’ Market will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Local farmers are expected to have eggs, fruits, vegetables and other produce, jams and jellies, flowers, and baked goods. David Spruill will perform catchy tunes, love ballads, kids’ songs and gospel standards. The Lafayette County Master Gardeners will help with any horticultural problems or questions. (August 20, 2010)