John F. Hodge High School will celebrate its fall football homecoming next Friday, October 9, as St. James faces Union. Coronation will be held prior to the game, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the crowning of a new king and queen of the Senior class of 2016.
The Friends of the Library and Trinity Episcopal Church hosted Lucy’s Playhouse Picnic on Saturday, with a large crowd filling the James Memorial Public Library grounds. Along with dinner, guests had the chance to bid in a silent auction and enjoy some history, told through a film shown in the adult reading room.
Chics and Chocolate was a big success for downtown businesses and the St. James Chamber of Commerce. Held on Thursday, September 24, participants had a fun evening of shopping, winning prizes, and enjoying tasty treats. The event has grown since its beginnings and this year was the largest Chics and Chocolate event ever.
The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) announced the 2015 grant recipients whose programs will receive funding last week. Three projects will receive grant funding from the student-operated program from money raised through the Firehouse Coffee Shop.
On Thursday and Friday, October 1 and 2, a bake sale will be held at the Maries County Bank in St. James to benefit the Hoevel family. Proceeds will benefit Mitch Hoevel and his family after he had brain surgery earlier in the month.