Bowling fundraiser will help Meridian residents in financial crisis

By Madeline Carino
Meridian Times staff writer

On Saturday, March 29, from 2-5 p.m. City Limits East Bowling Center will host “Strike Out for a Cause” to raise money for the Community Resources Commission (CRC) Emergency Needs Fund. Proceeds will assist Meridian residents in financial crisis. Most of the CRC funds assist the evicted or have had their utilities shut off, but they are also used for medication, food and bus passes. Over 90 percent assisted are seniors, families and disabled individuals. “Each household has different circumstances, from a medical crisis to job loss to fleeing domestic violence, that are mitigating factors in their crisis,” said Human Services Specialist Darla Jackson.

Holt's Kiwanis Club plans upcoming events

By Marlee Delaney
Holt Journal staff writer
Holt’s Kiwanis Club is holding a Top 10 Dinner on April 22, recognizing the top 10 graduating high school students. Former director and current member John Hayhoe said that each year, the club invites a guest speaker. This year, the speaker is Judge Donald Allen from the 55th District Court. Hayhoe said the club runs a lot of fundraisers to support its activities. “We hold two chicken barbecues each year,” he said.