Building a strong community for youth

Published 7:00 am Saturday, October 3, 2015

Organizations within Pearl River County regularly host family-friendly events to raise awareness about the importance of education and bring the community closer together.

With the holiday season approaching, there’s no better time to give back to our youth than now. Donating money to local organizations isn’t the only way to help people in this community thrive. By donating our time and energy, we can all work together to ensure this county and its people continue to grow for many years to come.

Since Halloween is quickly approaching, it means there will be numerous fun activities countywide aiming to bring people together while giving back to our community’s youth.

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School is hosting their month-long pumpkin patch starting Monday. Families will be able to enjoy attractions such as cornhole, face painting and a hay pyramid at the school on Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The proceeds will be donated to the school, which will be used to enhance the school’s playground and outdoor areas.

Not only is this event a great opportunity to unite our fellow neighbors but it will also create a strong sense of community that will help our children thrive.

We need to ensure we provide them with the support they need to succeed and make this county stronger.

Through community events, we can raise money and awareness to provide schools with educational tools such as supplies and playground and classroom equipment—all necessary in order to create a positive learning environment.

Unfortunately, many schools in the county and across the country don’t have extra money at hand to provide all the educational resources students need.

So it’s up to the people in this community to take the time to give back, which will hopefully inspire the next generation.