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Page B10— The Brownsville States-Graphic, Thursday, November 11, 2010

MHDS Ben Rich Center Attends Fall Costume Event

Over 300 Madison Haywood Developmental Services (MHDS) clients and staff from all of West Tennessee came to the Bolivar facility to be treated to a fun filled costume party. Everyone enjoyed a

barbeque dinner and dance at the work center located on Tate Road. MHDS provides job skills and employment opportunities to adults in Hardeman County who are

Nikita Currie and Bobbie Jean

Beverly Willis

Third annual Holiday in Haywood November 12-14

Assistant Chief Retires

Roger Jones retired October 22 after serving the citizens of Brownsville for 32 years. Jones began his career with the Brownsville Fire Department October 1, 1978.

intellectually disabled as well as residential services. In Brownsville, MHDS operates the Ben Rich Center as well as workshop facilities and residential programs in Jackson.

Those looking for special bargains and unique holiday gift items will have the perfect opportunity during the 3 rd Annual Holiday in Haywood 3-day shopping mart planned for November 12-14, in Brownsville, Tenn. “Holiday in Haywood” will feature over 20 retail and specialty merchants all under one roof and offering a variety of items perfect for your holiday gift giving. The event will take place at the National Guard Armory located at 221 Morgan Street. New to this year ’s event is the addition of live entertainment on Saturday featuring local choirs and groups singing holiday favorites. Santa will also be available from noon until 2 p.m., to hear the wishes of the children

Brownsville Utility Department

and have his picture taken with them. Families, individuals and groups are invited to have their Christmas portrait taken by a professional photographer on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary and portraits will be available for gift giving or for holiday cards. “Last year over 1,000 people came through the doors during the three day event,” says Monica Bivens, coordinator of the event. “This year we’ve extended the hours to allow even more time for shoppers to browse and make their selections.” Doors will open Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and again on Sunday from 12-4 p.m., giving shoppers plenty of time

to make their choices. “The response from retailers has been wonderful,” explains Bivens, “and we are very confident in the variety and quality of the items that will be available.” Among the many items for sale will be collectibles, floral arrangements, designer clothing and accessories, fabrics, home décor and accessories, specialty sauces and homemade food items, woodcarvings, candles and a variety of books. There will also be a large selection of personalized gift items available. “Holiday in Haywood” is sponsored annually by the Brownsville Business Association. For more information about the event contact Bivens at 731-772-

See how the little changes add up.

4042. Learn more about the Brownsville Business Association by visiting www. shopbrownsvilletn. com.

Friday Jerryoke 9pm - 1am $2.00 Cover Charge Saturday kiCkin’ 9:30pm - 1:30am $5.00 Cover Charge

Sometimes the little things in life mean a lot. Simple steps such as turning off lights when you leave a room, unplugging appliances when youʼre not using them and changing the temperature on your thermostat, when done together, can help your family rack up big energy savings


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