Residents of South Mississippi will soon have the opportunity to
view some of Hattiesburg's best-decorated homes, while contributing
to a good cause.
residential community homes of Dr. and Mrs. Lance Line, Dr. and
Mrs. Allen Gersh, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simmons, and Mr. Jerry Fenton
will be open for review during the Canebrake Subdivision Tour of
Homes. Viewing is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, April
30, and Saturday, May 1, with proceeds from the sale of tickets
for the tour to benefit The Children's Center for Communication
and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Center provides services throughout Mississippi for infants, toddlers
and preschoolers with communication and developmental disabilities.
the center is holding a major fund-raising campaign to raise $350,000
to modify building space on the Hattiesburg campus to make it appropriate
for its special population of children, graduate students, families,
and trainees. These modifications will allow the center to make
a difference in the lives of the children it serves, as well as
the thousands of children who will ultimately be served by the graduates
and practitioners who receive training for this very special population.
in the mission of the center," said Marcia Line, who is preparing
her home for the upcoming tour. "If our house can be a blessing
to the center's vision, that's what we want it to be."
Auxiliary of Hattiesburg is proud to support the fund-raising efforts
of the The Children's Center for Communication and Development at
Southern Miss through its Tour of Homes," said Cheryl Fletcher.
"The primary focus of Junior Auxiliary is to improve the lives
of children in our community, and by supporting the center, we will
be helping many very special and deserving children."
tour all four homes are $25 per person and are tax deductible. Tickets
may be purchased in Hattiesburg at Walnut Square Pharmacy, Classic
Concepts, Anderson Carpet One, Heritage Lawn and Garden Center,
and Southern Interiors, and in Columbia at the Brandon House.
Maps and directions
will be available at the main Canebrake entrance. For more information,
call The Children's Center for Communication and Development at
Southern Miss, at 266-5222.