Juniorette Diamonds to hold two events

Published 7:00 am Saturday, February 4, 2017

Community members are invited to two events being put on by the Juniorette Diamonds, a club for young women that is an offshoot of the Picayune Civic Women’s Club.
Picayune’s Civic Women’s Club is affiliated with the General Federation Women’s Club and the Mississippi Federation Women’s Club, national and state organizations that work to better the communities.
On Monday, the Juniorette Diamonds will hold the inaugural Daddy Daughter Dance on Monday, Feb. 13 at the Senior Center of South Pearl River County.
The dance will be for girls in grades kindergarten through 6th grade and their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, older brothers, uncles or guardians, said Civic Woman’s Club member Debbie Benoit. The close to two-dozen members of the Juniorette Diamonds will host the event and wait on attendees.
It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will cost $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Beniot said refreshments will be served, including pink cake. She said the event was not set for Valentines Day just in case the parents had plans for that night.
Another event is set for Feb. 21 at the Holiday Inn Express in Picayune at 6 p.m. It will feature Paula Henderson Broome, special assistant to the Attorney General, who will speak about human trafficking and the fact that the crime occurs in Mississippi. Beniot said the aim of the program is to alert the public that the problem is real, and about ways to avoid becoming a victim. Beniot said she is hosting the event so members of the Juniorette Diamonds will be more aware, and she wants to share that information with the rest of the community.
The program is expected to last about an hour and a half.
While there is no charge to attend, any donations provided will be provided to organizations that fight abuse.

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