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What’s a summer like in Mississippi? What happens in the Magnolia State that lets you know that summer is officially here? Summer is swiftly approaching, there are so many elements, some nostalgic and some current, that remind me that summers in Mississippi are something special. 

One spring day in 2020, I found a small, almost empty bottle of hand-sanitizer in a bathroom drawer and jumped for joy even though it had expired five years beforehand. I’d won the lottery and was holding a golden egg. That year, because of Covid-19, hand-sanitizer became “scarcer than hen’s teeth.”

The love of literature, food, and fellowship is the foundation of the Page & Table supper club that happens every few months at Reed’s GumTree Bookstore in Tupelo, Mississippi. The group is a partnership between Lauren McElwain, founder of the nonprofit Cooking as a First Language, and Lori Jones, manager of Reed’s GumTree Bookstore. Meeting each quarter, the group provides a way to establish a sense of community with other readers and foodies. 

Summer is quickly approaching. The weather is getting warmer. Teachers and students are eager to enjoy a summer of fun. One of the most popular activities for American children is attending a summer camp. The connections made at thesinitely want to enroll te camps can last a lifetime. Thankfully, Mississippi has summer camps for every type of student and interest.

More and more each day, Mississippians are heading outdoors to enjoy our state’s gorgeous, warmer weather. 

And as we rush headlong into May, the school year is quickly drawing closer to an end. For my grandkids, that will mean as much swimming as they can possibly shove into their summer break.

“It’s not a day. It’s a movement.” The very first Earth Day was organized and held on April 22, 1970. Since that monumental day, EARTHDAY.ORG, the founders of developing a day to help protect the Earth and its inhabitants, has mobilized over 1 billion people each year on Earth Day and every single day to protect the planet. Since 1970, Earth Day has evolved into “the largest civic event on Earth, activating billions across 192 countries to safeguard our planet and fight for a brighter future.”

ids need Kiwanis, and George County kids are lucky to have a thriving Kiwanis Club.
Lucedale Kiwanis Club celebrated its 25th anniversary this spring. The Lucedale chapter formed in 1999. Coe-Alice Sturgis is the only remaining active charter member of the group of 20-plus founders.