With some valuable assistance from Lights Jewelers Gemologist of Hattiesburg, The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi is putting the “gold” in “black and gold.”
Those who purchase a $10 ticket will have the opportunity to win a magnificent ring containing one large oval citrine (November birthstone) flanked by a matched pair of shimmering round citrines, accented with 38 round diamonds in a gleaming hand-carved 14K yellow gold setting. The stunning ring is valued at $1,250.
Other exciting prizes include Joe Mac Hudspeth Jr. signed and numbered wildlife prints, a tree stand harness and Mississippi wildlife photograph note cards, all donated by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation; a $100 gift certificate donated by Purple Parrot/Crescent City/Mahogany Bar; a $100 gift certificate donated by Tabella restaurant; three pair of admission tickets to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science; and a Southern Miss signed team baseball.
The drawing could shorten Christmas shopping for some lucky winners, while supporting the important work of The Children’s Center. A United Way agency, The Children’s Center is a clinical program within the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Southern Miss that provides transdisciplinary intervention services for children from birth through age 5 with significant disabilities.
Tickets are on sale at local retailers including Lights Jewelers, Heritage Vision Center, Newk’s Restaurant and Designing Hair Salon. The drawing is scheduled for Dec. 2, 2011 at Lights Jewelers.
To view photos of the prizes, visit The Children’s Center Facebook page at www.usm.edu/childrenscenter. To purchase tickets or for more information call 601.266.5222.