The Coleman Center for Families and Children (CFFC) is typically bustling with activities designed to engage and teach children of all ages. A new program at the center will focus specifically on increasing social and emotional maturity in children.
The Petal Rotary Club will join members across the globe in promoting awareness, raising funds and offering support to end Polio, which is a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world, on World Polio Day 2017.
Country music group Lonestar is bringing their show back to South Mississippi with a performance at Petal’s annual Fall Festival.
The show is just one stop on the band’s “Life As We Know It” tour that began earlier this year, which features hits from the bands latest album. “Never Enders” is the band’s 10th album.
Red is one of the Petal School District’s school colors, but this year it means a little more in the Friendly City. Petal is encouraging everyone in the district to “Think Red,” which is the theme for the 2017-18 school year.
However, the theme will go beyond “Think Red: Prepared, Inspired, Empowered.”
Petal and Hattiesburg will be joining other Pine Belt entities when the Fourth of July rolls around.
A fireworks extravaganza, Bridging the Leaf, is set for Tuesday, July 3, at both the Petal River Park on the east side and Chain Park on the west side of the Leaf River.
It’s nearing that time again.
Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million.
The Petal Police and Fire Departments took part in a railroad safety blitz event with Mississippi Operation Lifesaver (MSOL). The event took place Wednesday, Oct. 18 and was designed to bring awareness to the dangers associated with highway-rail grade crossings.
Fifteen new school buses will be added to the Lamar County School District’s fleet after the Board of Trustees approved spending more than $1.2 million on the vehicles.
Superintendent Tess Smith said the new buses are welcome additions to the district.