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Toni Marino, a student at Petal, touched a number of lives during her short time on earth. Marino died at the age of 12 on Dec. 26, 2017, from complications associated with acute myeloid leukemia. She was first diagnosed at the age of 8 and was diagnosed three more times.
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has made a difference in the lives of adversity-facing children throughout the country by providing them with mentors who help kids reach their full potential and build their futures.
Items are pouring in for this year’s live and silent auctions to be held in conjunction with the Petal School District Education Foundation’s 12th annual “Laughter and Lagniappe” Crawfish Boil. Petal-area residents will once again have a chance to enjoy Cajun food and fun while benefiting the Friendly City’s teachers and students.
In the spirit of sparking a more engaged and active group of young professionals in the Friendly City, The Petal Jaycees have partnered with the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce to serve as the official Junior Chamber and Young Professionals Network for the chamber.
According to numbers from the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, schools across Mississippi have received 72 threats since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which a gunman killed 17 people and wounded 17 more.
The latest phase of one of Petal’s most well-known neighborhoods is in the works.