VOL. 116 | NO. 193 | Friday, October 4, 2002
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Paul W. Barret Jr. Charitable Trust gave a $25,000 grant to
Mid-South Youth for Christ to assist in the organizations outreach efforts
aimed at high-risk and at-risk youth in the Memphis community. Mid-South Youth
for Christ also received the Frederic Milton Thrasher Award for exemplary
faith-based gang prevention/intervention programs from the National Gang Crime
Research Center. To learn more about the organizations work, call Bashana Cox,
Southern author Lee Smith will discuss her latest novel,
The Last Girls, during the Book Talk radio program taping in the WYPL
broadcasting studio in the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., at 2 p.m. Oct.
14. Book Talk is produced locally by WYPL FM 89.3 then nationally distributed.
For more information, call LINC, 415-2700.
Lichterman Nature Centers 15th annual fall plant sale kicks
off with a preview party 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will get first
choice of the plants on sale, which include cool weather annuals, perennials,
shrubs and trees. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Tickets to
the party are $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members if purchased by
Monday. After Monday, all tickets are $15. To make reservations, call 767-7322,
Ext. 121. The plant sale itself lasts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11, and from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Admission is free. For information about available
plants, call 767-7322, Ext. 107.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To raise
awareness, the Shelby County District Attorneys Office and Verizon Wireless
host the seventh 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to Stop Domestic Violence, beginning at the
Overton Park Pavilion Oct. 12. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The run
begins at 8 a.m. The walk gets underway at 8:45 a.m. Runners and walkers may
register early by calling the District Attorneys office, 545-5150. In
addition, registration forms can be picked up at Memphis area Verizon Wireless
stores and any Memphis-Shelby County Public Library branch. The entry fee for
the 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to Stop Domestic Violence is $10 for Memphis Runners
Track Club members and $15 for non-members. Registration for children 10 or
younger is $6. Proceeds from the event benefit Victims to Victory, Exchange
Club Family Center and the Shelby County Domestic Violence Council.