Proud of the community for helping others

I have been so encouraged by the outpouring of love that I have seen from my community in the past few weeks.  All that could be seen at the Barrett Benefit Saturday was smiling faces and helping hands.
My hometown of Noxapater was buzzing as Noxapater Baptist Church hosted a benefit for local native Devon Barrett.  J.W. Young Park located on highway 15 in Noxapater was filled to the brim with at least 300 people this past Saturday.
Businesses and individuals from Neshoba and Winston County donated their time and money to help Mr. Barrett’s family.  It was a great success and everyone who attended had a wonderful time.

Scenes from the Barrett Fundraiser

Scenes from the Barrett Fundraiser

 Wells Quartet singing.

Wells Quartet singing.

Noxapater Baptist Church is also hosting a benefit concert for little Hunter Rogers at 7 p.m., Friday April 18. Hunter, who is only 4 years old, is the son of Kerri and Thomas Rogers of Louisville.  He was recently diagnosed with leukemia.  Hunter also has an older brother Brayden, who is 5 years old.
Adam Crabb, lead singer of the Gaither vocal band, will be in concert Friday night along with the Wells Quartet and Sean Greer. A love offering will be taken up for the Rogers family during the concert.
Also, for all the families that have little ones, a nursery will be provided during the concert.
Noxapater natives Larry, Phil, Chris, and David Wells will open for Adam Friday night along with Sean Greer pastor of Concord Baptist Church of Macon.
This concert is a wonderful way to start off the Easter weekend; not only by helping a local family, but also by hearing some great Christian singers.
If you have any questions please contact me at 662-803-3259.

Cookbooks arrive

Hanna McCain with her new cookbook, Products of Grandma Hanna's Skillet

Hanna McCain

Books are finally here!  It feels great to finally be able to announce that my cookbooks have published and are ready for purchase just in time for Mother’s day.
At 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3 the Winston County Journal will host a book signing for my new cookbook, Products of Grandma Hanna’s Skillet.
Bring your appetite for there will be food prepared from the recipes in the book for all to taste.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for individuals to taste test many of my grandmother’s recipes, especially the delicious “Grandma Hanna rolls.”
I am so excited to be able to share with my readers some delicious family recipes as well as some special family traditions.
I am so thankful for my husband, Joseph McCain, who encouraged me to take on this new endeavor. Grandma and Granddaddy Hanna would be proud to know that their legacy continues to live on through their family and friends.
The book signing will take place in the front office of the Winston County Journal located at 119 North Court Avenue in Louisville.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the Winston County Journal at 662-772-6241.

Editor’s note: Hanna McCain is a sales consultant for the Winston County Journal, Webster Progress Times and Choctaw Plaindealer.