The Meridian Council for the Arts and The Meridian Museum of Art are planning Art for Meridian, an event to raise money for arts grants, projects, programs for the Meridian/Lauderdale County Community.  

The event is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Northwood Country Club in Meridian.

NEIGHBORS: Party, auction to raise money for arts in Meridian, Lauderdale County

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One of the pieces of artwork by Mandy Buchanan for purchase at Art for Meridian to be held Feb. 9 at Northwood Country Club.

The jazzy, casual party includes a silent auction, complimentary beverages, reception, seated gourmet dinner and a live auction.  There will also be a cash bar. The silent auction will include opportunities to add to your art collection as well as view and purchase outstanding items and services such as culinary delights, wine tasting and retail items.

More than 12 local and regional artists have prepared artwork for purchase at the live auction. Contributors include Birmingham artist Cecily Hill Lowe, Jackson artists Lucy Mazzaferro, Charlie Busler, Rachel Mizner, Keith Everett and Juliet McDonald, Laurel artist Mandy Buchanan, Oxford artist Lee Collier Harper, photographers Reggie Thomas, Karen Rush, Laura Holiday and Greg Cartmell.  There will also be an opportunity to bid on a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef David Crews, a well known Mississippi chef.

Sponsorships are available and tickets are on sale. Call 601-683-ARTS, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Community Development Office or Debbie Ford at 601-917-4661.

Artwork In The live auction will be on display at Northwood Country Club the week before the event.

NEIGHBORS: Party, auction to raise money for arts in Meridian, Lauderdale County

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Medical students from Meridian Community College visited the Capitol on Jan. 22 and spoke with lawmakers after observing them. Back row, from left: Sen. Derrick T. Simmons, Asia Vann, Jessica Weatherby, Katie Davidson, Lee Brown, Debra Herring, Amber Speed and Sen. Sampson Jackson. Front row: Lindsey Atkins, Maneet Marwaha, Alex Fulton, Kerry Palmer, Lyndsey Haggard, Briana Scruggs and Madison Hearn.

 

MCC medical students visit Capitol

Medical students from Meridian Community College visited the Capitol on Jan. 22 and spoke with lawmakers including Sen. Sampson Jackson and Sen. Derrick T. Simmons after observing lawmakers in action.

Airman graduates basic training

NEIGHBORS: Party, auction to raise money for arts in Meridian, Lauderdale County

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Christopher Rainer

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Christopher R. Rainer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Rainer is the son of Charlie and Terri Rainer of Meridian. He is a 2018 graduate of Clarkdale High School, Meridian.

Lamar student assists in House

Lily Collins of Meridian recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff. 

Collins is the daughter of Mary Jane and Al Collins and attends Lamar School.

NEIGHBORS: Party, auction to raise money for arts in Meridian, Lauderdale County

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Lily Collins of Meridian, who served as a page in the state House of Representatives, is pictured with sponsor Speaker Pro Tempore Greg Snowden and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.

 

“I am very appreciative to Speaker Pro Tempore (Greg) Snowden for allowing me the opportunity to learn how the Mississippi legislature operates,” Collins said.

Cheryl Owens writes the Neighbors column for The Meridian Star. Submit items to cowens@themeridianstar.com.

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