Dr. Bob Magee directs the Williams Singers in a performance of "I Will Rise" during the Community Thanksgiving Service held Sunday evening at Williams Baptist College's Manley Chapel.

Community Thanksgiving Service
honors officers, helps hungry kids

The Lawrence County Ministerial Alliance hosted its annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday evening at Williams Baptist College's Manley Chapel.

The well-attended service included stirring music, a message by Dr. Tom Jones, president of Williams Baptist College, and recognition of law enforcement officers in Lawrence County. An offering from the service totaled $1,000 and will benefit each of the four school districts in Lawrence County.

Christmas parades set

Cities across the county have set their annual parades for the Christmas season.

The Walnut Ridge Christmas Parade will take place Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Participants should contact Sharon Henson at City Hall, 886-6638, for more information.

Angel Tree dates slated

The Lawrence County Angel Tree Committee recently met to organize dates for this year's Angel Tree. This is Lawrence County's effort to provide children from low-income families with gifts for the holiday.

The committee will accept applications for children's names to be placed on the angel tree through Dec. 4. The application must be filled out by the child's parents or guardians and can be obtained at the Lawrence County Department of Health and Human Services; from the Lawrence County Clerk's Office or at the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency.

Santa letters deadline set

The Times Dispatch will print letters from children to Santa in the Dec. 23 edition.

To ensure publication in the pre-Christmas edition, children should send their letters by Friday, Dec. 11

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