After a two-year absence, the Lauderdale County Council on Aging will host its annual fry on Friday.
Meridian Activity Center director Kathy Anderson said this year’s event will be a little different from previous years.
“Those with a ticket will come to the Meridian Activity Center, walk through and get their plate,” Anderson said. “If you don’t have a ticket, you can wait until 12:30 p.m. to drop by or call to see if we have any fish plates left.”
The event will take place Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave.
For more information about the Council on Aging, call the Meridian Activity Center at 601-485-1812 or the Lauderdale County Council on Aging on Facebook.
Before the weekend begins, check out some happenings around Meridian on Thursday.
• Community Action Day at the Multi-County Community Service Agency, 2906 St. Paul Street, Meridian, 9 am to 12 pm. COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 601-483-4838.
• Local residents can make sure their furry friends stay up to date on their vaccinations Thursday at the Lauderdale County Animal Shelter’s free vaccination clinic. The clinic, which is sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation and Petco LOVE, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. May 26 and June 9 at the Lauderdale County Animal Shelter, 6100 Rocky Lane, Marion, 601-485- 1849.
Residents will be able to have their pets inoculated free of charge against distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza and parvo for dogs, and feline HPV for cats.
All animals will need to be secured with cats in cages and dogs on leads.
• The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be at the MSU Riley Center at 7:30 p.m. Leave beloved standards like “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A String of Pearls,” “Moonlight Serenade,” and “Tuxedo Junction.” “takes you back to the big band era. 601-696-2200.
• The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will host a fishing rodeo for youth 15 and under at Clarkco State Park, 386 Clarkco Rd., Quitman. Free fishing for children and prizes to be won. Teach a child the pleasure of fishing. Bring your own tackle, bait, cooler and fish ropes. For more information, call 601-776-6651. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
• From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., attend the Clarke County Ballers Car, Truck, and Jeep Show at Archusa Creek Water Park in Quitman in memory of Shirley Owens. There will be music, food vendors, door prizes and cash prizes. Pre-registration – Cash App: $ccballers70s or the day of the event. Registration $25. IGF: Contact James Dillard (601-692-3922).
• The City of Meridian Parks and Recreation will host a Touch A Truck event in Highland Park from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a hands-on event for children. Kids will be in the driver’s seat with a chance to ride in fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks and a variety of big trucks.
• If you love horse shows, head to the Lauderdale County Agri-Center for the Red Hills Horse Show starting at 10 am. Speed events start at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Sedera at 601-562-5715.