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Roses and thorns 4-11-10




A rose to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation, historic home owners and all who have worked to bring the 70th annual Pilgrimage to the city of Columbus. The city''s rich history comes to life in Tales from the Crypt performances (courtesy of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students), home tours and period costumes and crafts during the annual Pilgrimage. 


While the event draws hundreds from near and far to enjoy its relaxing atmosphere, putting on the annual tradition takes quite a bit of work. So thanks to organizers, hosts and hostesses and all volunteers, who help to make this time of year a very special time for the Friendly City and its visitors. 


For details on Pilgrimage and related events, go to, or contact the Heritage Foundation at 662-329-1191 or 800-920-3533. The Welcome Center will serve as ticket headquarters for Pilgrimage tours. 




A rose to the Columbus Police Department for holding Slam Dunk on Cancer basketball games over the weekend in honor of former CPD officers Tommy King and Ralph Hall, who both died of cancer. 


A rose also goes to Janet Choongo, an MUW student, who hosted Dance Around the World for a Cure on campus, Saturday. 


The international dance and fashion show event was to benefit cancer research and to raise funds for a Zambian girl diagnosed with breast cancer. 


All proceeds from the basketball games will go to benefit the American Cancer Society''s Relay for Life. 


To support the CPD''s Relay efforts, contact Rhonda Sanders at 662-251-7355 or [email protected]; or Natashea Coleman-Brown at 662-364-1855, or [email protected] 


To help Choongo in her efforts, contact her at 601-594-3272 or [email protected] 




A rose to participants in Sally Kate Winters Family Services'' weekend in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. 


Activities were held at Sally Kate Winters Park in downtown West Point including a one-mile fun runs and family activities. 


West Point Junior Auxiliary helped to provide inflatable jumpers and glow-in-the-dark items for a Light Up the Night memorial in honor of victims of child abuse. 


The Church Hill Elementary School Cherubs and West Point High School''s Dynasty show choir provided entertainment. 




A rose to Hamilton High School senior Dylan Earnest, who threw a perfect game in a victory against Calhoun City. 


Earnest pitched 13 strikeouts Tuesday, for his second perfect game in less than a year. 


He threw a perfect game over the summer with his American Legion baseball team.



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Article Comment TD commented at 4/12/2010 11:12:00 PM:

Still no "THORN" to the mayor and the councilman.

And how about a THORN to the city council for just letting our two celebrity thugs off with a verbal reprimand. Talk about a double standard.


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