Club, churches observe ‘Purple Up!’

From Press Reports

The Controllers Generation II 4H Club, Pleasant Hill U.M. Church and
other area churches celebrated “Purple Up!” for military children and
their families April 15 in the West Oktibbeha County High School
cafeteria.

April is designated the month of the military child and supporters
were encouraged to wear purple, which is a combination of Coast
Guard, Air Force and Navy blue, Army green and Marine red.

Speaking on behalf of their experiences in or with family members in
the military were James Townsend, Richard Jones, J.B. Harris Jr.,
Darlene Collins, Elizabeth Collins and Ivan Harrell.

The keynote speaker was Col. Ken McRae, director of Mississippi State
University American Veteran Center. Rose Coffey Graham read a poem
she wrote titled “Military Hands,” which coincided with the activity
garden in a glove, each seed representing unity and growth in the
military.

Jameka and Willie’s Tax Services sponsored the reception and door
prizes.