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.
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!
Christmas is just around the corner. We will be working with
the Hancock County Resource Agency and the Salvation Army to provide gifts to 200 plus children in needy families this year.
We are also providing donated gifts for the Hancock County Youth Court/Police Department for their foster kids Christmas party. There are over 470 kids in foster care from Hancock County
We are also working to "marry up" families who need help at Christmas...with families that want to help. We have a list of famiies in need so if you wish to help out a needy family this year or purchase presents for for children in such families please contact us at 228 466 6395 or via our e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org We are very please to announce that for the second year in a row Books A Million at Edgewater Mall are doing a book drive for Christmas for us. They collected over $6,000 worth of books and children's toys and games for us last year and hope to break that record this year. If you get a chance stop in and visit them and buy a gift for a child in need.
Jimbo Perkins and crew had a car show last Saturday and they donated $225.00 for us to help kids at Christmas.
Skylla Engineering, one of the premier contractors located at Stennis Space Center held a luncheon yesterday and we attended and received a check for $1,800! The employees voted to forgo their Christmas party and donate the money to Hope Haven.
We stand in awe at the goodness of these people and their generosity. A special thanks to Connie Ruhr who was so active in adopting us this year.
The "Blue "Knights" of Ms. XIII Bay St. Louis Chapter held a poker run on October 25th for us. We appreciate their efforts and we thank everyone who participated.