Past Events
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
Upcoming Events
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!
Belk Department stores will be holding their annual Charity Sale on Saturday, November 8 from 6 to 10am in every Belk Store in this area.  The Charity event works like this:

We have $5 tickets for sale which you need to get into the event. We get to keep the $5 you pay for the ticket.  We Win! You shop at the sale and Belk will take off the $5 you gave us for the ticket from your purchase. You Win!  

You can also buy tickets at the door of the event but that $5 does not come to us....it is split between all the charities who participate.

As an added incentive...you can go into Belk and "reserve" their desired merchandise for the event beginning on Sunday, November 2nd.  Simply present your Charity Sale ticket to the staff.  Belk will be putting a wide range of merchandise on sale at up to 70% off so you don't want to miss this!  Call our office at 228 466 6395 for tickets or e mail us at hopehaven@bellsouth.net   
KindSnacks, a wonderful company that makes healthy snacks for kids holds a monthly contest for organizations and people who do "kind things." We
are entered into their October competition with our
"Cause" which is providing Christmas presents to children in care in our local area and children who are in families who are not receiving assistance from any othe program.  WE NEED YOU TO VOTE FOR OUR CAUSE AT:  causes.kindsnacks.com 
Just log on and scroll through the causes until you find us and follow the instructions on how to vote.
The prize award is $10,000 and we can really use those funds this year to make Christmas a little brighter for the children we serve.   Thank you, Terry Latham Director
The "Blue Knights of Ms. XIII Bay St. Louis Chapter
will hold a poker run on October 25th beginning at 0900am for  the beginning ofregistration, the first bike out at 11:00am  and the last bike in at 3:00pm.

The run will start and end at Anita's 828 Highway 90 Bay St. Louis.  cost $15 for rider and $5 for passengers.  Best had wins $100 worst hand wins $50.  There will be door prizes, raffles and a 50/50 all held at Anita's.  A Ruger 10/22 will be raffled off at $5 per ticket or 3 for $10.  Must be present to win and drawing will be held at 3pm.  Here is a great chance to have a cool ride and help kids!   Sign up and Ride!