Sandersville Christmas parade

Some of the drugs that were found by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department in Tony Newell’s vehicle after a traffic stop on Highway 28 near Soso.

Sandersville Volunteer Fire Dept presents its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.  There is no entry fee.

Lineup will be on Hawkes Road behind the Dollar General store starting at 5 p.m. There will be trophies given out to the first-, second- and third-place floats.


Kiwanis Pancake Day set for Dec. 2

The Kiwanis Club of Laurel announced that the club’s annual Pancake Day will be 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at two locations — the YWCO (428 West Oak St.) and First Baptist Church of Laurel (607 West 5th St.), both in downtown Laurel. It will be in conjunction with the annual Sertoma Christmas Parade, which will roll through downtown at 10 a.m.

Pancake Day will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, butter, syrup, chocolate milk, white milk and Coca-Cola soft drinks. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Children ages 3 and under eat for free. Tickets are available from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Laurel and from Laurel and Jones County area high school Key Club members.

Hot pancakes and sausage will be available either before or after the Sertoma Club of Laurel Christmas Parade, which starts at 10 a.m. and winds through the streets of downtown Laurel. Proceeds from the Kiwanis Club of Laurel Pancake Day benefit school children in Laurel and Jones County through a number of education initiatives.

The Kiwanis Club of Laurel meets most Wednesdays at noon at the Laurel Country Club. The club is always seeking new members to join the community-involved civic club. Contact club president Ryan Griffin at 601-258-0330 about joining.


Tree lighting, parade set for Ellisville

The annual Christmas tree lighting in Ellisville will be on Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m., in the Community Bank Park. There will be Christmas

music and the lighting of the tree.

The annual Christmas parade will be Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. starting at the Ellisville State School. Grand Marshal this year will theJC Vocal Jazz Ensemble The Bridge, which is a part of the JC Voices under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith.

There will be a full day of events starting with the annual Christmas Lions Club breakfast at Bosun Joe’s at 6 a.m. with a childrens festivalto follow beginning from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no entry fee for the parade. Vendors can have a booth for $50 and $55 if electricity is needed.

For information, call Geni at 601-477-8111, or Pam at 601-319-1697.

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