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News Briefs April 16

st williamChinese Auction at St. William

The Millington Crisis Center and St. William Catholic Church are joining forces to raise money for the Crisis Center and the church.
The Eighth Annual Chinese Auction will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at St. William located at 8027 West Street in Millington.
The Auction will be preceded by a spaghetti dinner cooked by the Knights of Columbus.  Price of the dinner is $10 a person and includes 20 tickets used for the Chinese Auction.  Bidders win by placing their numbered tickets in the container in front of the item they wish to bid on.  As tickets are drawn the number of the winning ticket is called and that person claims their item.  This is a fun evening and everyone in the community is invited.  Advance tickets are available at the church office or by contacting Bitha Luze at 872-3635 or Shirley Maes at 647-6111.  Additional auction tickets can be purchased the night of the auction.

NSA Mid-South to Host Sexual Violence Lantern Processional
Naval Support Activity Mid-South will host the Suzanne Collins Memorial Lantern Processional to End Sexual Violence, April 23.  Nearly 30 years after the rape and murder of the 19-year-old Marine Corps lance corporal, the walk will be held to honor her memory and bring awareness and support to victims of sexual assault.
“Awareness of the problem is a first step in strengthening prevention and response strategies,” said Suzanna Parkinson, sexual assault response coordinator on the base. “Those strategies include ensuring that all victims can safely report; expanding services; increasing cultural competence of leadership; protecting privacy and confidentiality; building partnerships with the community and increasing the overall organizational capacity of the military to care for its members.”
For more information on the event contact Susanna Parkinson at 874-7423.

Public invited to discuss Munford Roads
Munford Roads and Sidewalks Public Input Meeting will be held May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Board Room, 70 College Street. The city of Munford wants the public’s input as the town plan road and sidewalk improvements, and potential connections to stores, restaurants, schools and parks. The hour-long meeting on May 4 is to gain resident comments on strengths, weaknesses and suggestions to improve roads and sidewalks. An online survey is at For more information, visit city of Munford on Facebook, or call 837-0171.



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