A variety of vendors were there to educate, inform and entertain the parent's and children in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Say Ahhhhhh....... your teeth look good!
2013 Annual Children's Health Fair was a HUGE Success!
Book Bags full of school supplies were given to all boys and girls
Approximately 500 came braving the inclement weather
The Lions Club checked the children's vision
2ND Annual OysterFest Oyster Cookoff
Hope Haven would like to thank all of the sponsors for their help in this years Battle for the Paddle.
2014 Battle for the Paddle
This years' Battle for the Paddle was an excellent success. With twenty-two teams, several sponsors, wonderful volunteers and tons of supportive people from the community, this is one of the best crawfish cook offs we've had!
We hosted an art contest with entrants from the local middle schools and these are our top six pieces. Congratulations to these winners and thank you to all of the students who participated!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Battle for the Paddle!
1st Place: Russo Electrical
2nd Place: Sanieco
3rd Place: Southern Angler's of Mississippi Club
People's Choice: CCA
Best Lagniappe: Coast Electric
Best Decorated Booth: Warran Automotive
We would like to thank all of our contestants who participated in the 2014 Battle for the Paddle this year and we hope you will participate again next year!
Rhonda Sherwin, Board President and Terry Latham Hope Haven Director, presents a plaque to express their appreciation to John Ferrucci, CEO of Silver Slipper Casino for the Slipper's support to Battle for the Paddle.
Our Children's Health Fair is going to be hosted on Saturday August 2nd at American Legion Post 77 on Waveland Avenue. It begins at 10 am and lasts until 1pm. This is available for school children ages 5-10 who reside in Hancock County. There will be a series of booths for children to get vision and hearing screenings, information on healthier living, and many more booths. For those students who visit each booth available that day, they will be eligible to receive a back pack full of school supplies. The children must be present in order to receive the supplies and backpack.
If you are curious about how you can help with this event or if your company would like to host a booth, please contact Terry Latham at 228-466-6395.
Just something to keep in the back of your mind is a 5k run in December. There is registration available at the gate but this is the registration form. There is a registration fee and the information about it is in the flyer. The race will be benefiting us in the fact that it is a toy drive on the day of the race. This will coincide with our programs we run in December so any donations at this race will benefit us immensely. If you or anyone you know would like to run the race and make a donation please print out this form and mail it in to Brantley Ellison Fitness. Thank you all for your continued support!
We would like to thank Victory International for putting on the Walk of Faith to benefit Hope Haven. And thank you to all those who participated!