Students, employees spread holiday cheer

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  POPLARVILLE – Students and employees at Pearl River Community College sponsored several efforts to make Christmas bright for others.
  •The Fellowship of Christmas Athletes chapter sponsored Operation Christmas Joy and hosted a party Dec. 2 for special needs students at Poplarville, Picayune and Pearl River County schools.  Approximately 150 children received gifts, played games and had a pizza lunch.
  •Faculty and staff in the career and technical education departments donated enough toys and money to provide toys and clothing for a family of three children sponsored by Barn Church. Additional toys went to Poplarville Lower Elementary School for distribution.
  •The Alumni Association sponsored a campus-wide drive to assist the No Shave November group in providing toys for about 100 area children. More than $2,500 was collected by the groups to purchase clothing and other essentials for the children.
  •The Association of Educational Office Professionals collected socks and blankets for residents of the Pearl River County Nursing Home. AEOP also collects food year-round for the Poplarville Back Pack Buddies program that provides food on the weekend for about 75 students at Poplarville schools.


The Association of Educational Office Professionals at Pearl River Community College sponsored a campus-wide drive to collect socks and blankets for residents of the Pearl River County Nursing Home. Members include, first row from left, Judy Jarrell, Marilyn Dillard and Cheryl May; back row, Michelle Owens, Tiffany McCardle, Alexandra Kennedy, Stephanie Clark, Myra Miller and Cindy Wells.
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Shivers Gym was decorated Dec. 2 with Christmas trees, lights and garland for Operation Christmas Joy, a project sponsored by the PRCC Fellowship of Christian Athletes for special needs students. About 150 students from Picayune, Pearl River Central and Poplarville schools attended the party, enjoying lunch, face painting, cookie decorating, music and gifts.
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