Just Among Friends
The First graders at Leake Academy started a new tradition at the school on Aug. 19. The boys and girls invited their favorite teddy bears to the first “Teddy Bear Tea Party.”
The cafeteria was turned into a very special tea room for the occasion with the tables covered in pastel cloths and centerpieces of teapots and faux cake stands among other tea party items displayed on deep pink runners across the center.
Teddy bear cupcakes looking so cute were served from tiered servers along with iced cookies. Each place was set with a charming floral patterned plate and a matching "tea cup". The teddy bear guests sat on the table near their hosts. There were bears of all sizes. A few of the teddy bears were disguised as a large blue flop eared rabbit, a pink piggy, and a Curious George monkey!
Many of the children were dressed for the occasion with hats, jewelry, ties, and hair bows. They all looked so cute! It seemed as though a good time was had by all!
Happy Anniversary to Reuben and Fay Moore who celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 31st!
Congratulations to Forest Fulton who was presented with a 70-year Masonic Service Award! Grover G. W. Vining had the distinct honor of presenting the award to Forest at his home in Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 29. What an amazing achievement for Mr. Fulton!
Mississippi State has several Bulldogs from our area for the fall semester. Ty Smith and Sam Knight are freshmen, while Mary Kate and Eli Moran are returning to the Starkville Campus to continue being Bulldogs.
Another Philadelphia native has enrolled in Mississippi Gulf Community College in Perkinston. Janaylon Dupree is also a member of the MGCC Bulldogs football team. Fun fact: ESPN will broadcast Gulf Coast - EMCC clash on September 22 NJCAA Game of the Week!
A retirement reception was given for Phil Pickle who retired from the Choctaw Fire and Rescue Department after 25 years of service. Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben presented Phil with a gift from the Choctaw Tribe and thanks for his years of faithful service and dedication.
Coworkers presented him with gifts and wished him well in his future and told him how much he will be missed. Everyone enjoyed refreshments together in the fire station garage with the trucks in the background. Congratulations and best wishes!
When the Seattle Seahawks play this season, Lesa Eiland will be wearing her new game jersey given to her by her son, Greg Eiland, who plays for the Seahawks. He gave his mother the jersey recently so she would be prepared for football games this fall.
Congratulations to Nelson and Gail White who celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on Monday, Aug. 29! They are enjoying their two grandchildren, Sawyer and AG who live in Birmingham with their parents, Johnny and Margaret White Clark.
The Neshoba Central High School Homecoming royalty was announced recently. Senior Maids: Allie Horn, Riley Knight, and Ashton Luke. Junior Maids: Cara Jones, Anna Beth Kilgore, and Chloe Thompson. Sophomore Maids: Ana Holley, India Sanders, and Madalyn Young. Freshman Maids: Carly Henson, Jada Thames, and Lillie Thompson. Attendants: KB Breland and Piper Pilgrim.
Happy Anniversary to David and Priscilla Vowell Sanders who have been married for 49 years on Aug. 29! They have two children, Dave Sanders and Leslie Sanders Griffis, and enjoy being part of their lives. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Anthony “Bo” Hopson who is the Hill Real Estate Group LLC Philly Player of the Game! He was presented with a commemorative T-shirt with the Hill Logo.