What’s Happening for DECEMBER (Updated Dec. 22)

What’s Happening for DECEMBER (Updated Dec. 22)
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TODAY

Red Cross blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., George Regional Hospital, 859 Winter St., Lucedale.

Holiday art workshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs. Cost: $ 50 per child. Designed for ages 5-12. Led by Jessie Zenor, local artisan/printmaker and owner of Zenoschnitzel Department of Design, and Heather Rumfelt, director of education at WAMA. Create five original works of art, including a roll of custom gift wrap and gift tags using a variety of print-making techniques. Bring sack lunch, snack will be provided. Details/RSVP: 872-3164.

Pictures with Santa: 2-6 p.m. Dec. 22-23, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. Cookies and milk provided.

Jackson County Utility Authority meeting: 4 p.m., Authority’s Witchen Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula.

Holiday films: 5 p.m., Lucedale-George County Public Library, 507 Oak St. Details: 947-2123.

Holiday Bedtime Story: 5:30 p.m., Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St. Designed for preschoolers and parents with crafts, stories, books and more. Children encouraged to dress in pajamas and bring bedtime pal and blanket. Refreshments served by Friends of Pascagoula Public Library. Details: 769-3059.

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Christmas cheer: GGB students have blanket, holiday reading party
News from Bradford Era:

On a cold, wintry day last week, more than 100 George G. Blaisdell Elementary School pre-kindergarten students were snuggled under warm, plush blankets while they listened to the Polar Express story read to them by high school students. 

At the end of the session, the pre-kindergarten children got to keep the Polar Express books and no-sew blankets thanks to the efforts of the Bradford Area High School student council.

Student council member Courtney Holzwarth said she and other teenagers with the group made enough blankets to supply approximately 107 pre-kindergarten children. They also had more than enough Polar Express books to supply each child. 

“The fabric (for the blankets) came in late so we made all of them in a week,” Holzwarth said, noting student council members were helped by students with Key Club and the history classes in making the blankets. Also assisting council members with creating the blankets and reading to the children were students with the high school nursing and Child Development Association (CDA) program. 

Pre-kindergarten teacher Marty Cummins said the seventh-annual program is a nice holiday treat for the children. 

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