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All chosen in Adopt-A-Family Program

December 5, 2010

SDN Staff Reports

All the families in Starkville’s 2010 Adopt-A-Family Program have been selected, organizers say.
The remaining 22 families were adopted on the final day of the adoption period on Friday, said Shay McDonnell, who helps to coordinate the annual holiday season program.
“Once again the Starkville-Oktibbeha County community had the opportunity to make the Christmas season happier for its inhabitants who otherwise would not be able to afford gifts for one another this year, and once again, the community response has been overwhelming,” said McDonnell.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of all the people, churches, civic and educational groups who answered the call to help their neighbors this Christmas.”
The Adopt-A-Family Program is coordinated by Helping Hands Ministries of Oktibbeha County under the guidance of the United Way of North Central Mississippi with the assistance of the Starkville Junior Auxiliary and the Starkville Daily News.
The families in this year’s program had their needs certified and referred to the Adopt-a-Family by professional counselors, social workers and other professionals working for the Mississippi Department of Education or the Mississippi Health Department. No additional families are being accepted for this year’s program.
The updated family listings will be published regularly as adoptions take place or until the deadline passes.
The Junior Auxiliary is providing toys to those individuals and families (not groups or churches) adopting families with children ages 8 and under. Printed instructions for obtaining the toys will be given along with the referral form.
The Friends of the Starkville Public Library is also encouraging those making adoptions to consider giving books as gifts.
1. First United Methodist Church.
2. MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
3. First United Methodist Church.
4. First Presbyterian Church.
5. Anonymous adopter.
6. New Hope Baptist Church.
7. Clark Beverage Group Warehouse.
8. Anonymous adopter.
9. Life Church.
10. MSU Comptroller’s Office.
11. First United Methodist Church.
12. First United Methodist Church.
13. First Presbyterian Church.
14. Eye and Laser Center of Starkville.
15. Creative Cosmetology.
16. First United Methodist Church.
17. St. Joseph Knights of Columbus.
18. Christmas Angels.
19. Zion Cypress United Methodist Church.
20. First Presbyterian Church.
21. First United Methodist Church.
22. MSU Theta Tau.
23. Caring Christians.
24. Empty Nesters Sunday school class, First Baptist Church.
25. Anonymous adopter.
26. MSU Phi Theta Kappa.
27. First United Methodist Church.
28. First United Methodist Church.
29. First United Methodist Church.
30. Creative Cosmetology.
31. Genesis Sunday school class, Church of God.
32. First United Methodist Church.
33. Prudential Starkville Properties.
34. Anonymous adopter.
35. MSU Library Technical Services.
36. Anonymous adopter.
37. Anonymous adopter.
38. First Baptist Church.
39. Tipton Family.
40. Division of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education at MSU.
41. Synergetics.
42. First Baptist Church.
43. W.C. and Everlyn Johnson.
44. First Baptist Church.
45. Anonymous adopter.
46. Trinity Presbyterian Church.
47. Social Security Office.
48. Omega Psi Phi Inc.
49. St. Joseph Catholic Church.
50. First Presbyterian Church.
51. First Baptist Church.
52. Pilot Club of Starkville.
53. St. Joseph Catholic Church.
54. Anonymous adopter.
55. Anonymous adopter.
56. St. Joseph Catholic Church.
57. Aldersgate Methodist Church.
58. First Baptist Church.
59. Caring Christians.
60. MSU Stennis Center for Public Service.
61. Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.
62. Anonymous adopter.
63. Empty Nesters S.S. class, First Baptist.
64. First Presbyterian Church.
65. BancorpSouth.
66. Artesia Baptist Church.
67. Oktibbeha County 4-H.
68. Anonymous adopter.
67. Trinity Presbyterian Church.
68. David and Cindy Robertson.
69. Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.
70. MSU Library Technical Services.
71. Kristen and Rob Fyke.
72. Anonymous adopter.
73. New Light Bell Chapel United Methodist.
74. Anonymous adopter.
75. Carol Joy.
76. First Baptist Church.
77. St. Joseph Catholic Church.
78. Anonymous adopter.
79. Aldersgate Methodist Church.
80. Aldersgate Methodist Church.
81. Anonymous adopter.
82. MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
83. First Baptist Church.
84. St. Joseph Catholic Church.
85. Anonymous adopter.
86. MSU Alpha Epsilon Delta.
87. Anonymous adopter.
88. Starkville Academy Anchor Club.
89. MSU Lady Bulldogs basketball team.
90. MSU Alpha Kappa Alpha.
91. First Baptist Church.
92. Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at MSU.
93. Boy Scout Troop No. 27.
94. Boy Scout Troop No. 27.
95. OCH General Surgery Associates.

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