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Published in CenterView on March 12, 2012
Children's Hospital patients Will Polk, 8, and Sarah Polk, 7, of Clinton
Children's Hospital patients Will Polk, 8, and Sarah Polk, 7, of Clinton

Batson Children's Hospital springs into March

Radio stations from Jackson and Meridian concluded their 11th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon March 4, raising $381.329 for Batson Children's Hospital.

Jackson Stations Y 101.7, US 96.3 and Mix 98.7 spent three days broadcasting live from the lobby of the Batson Children's Hospital, while Meridian stations 97 OKK, 105.7 the Beat, Kiss 104 and Q101 broadcasted from Meridian.

Hosts interviewed current and former Children's Hospital patients and their families and the hospital staff who care for them, asking listeners to call in pledges to benefit the hospital. The money will be used to fund equipment, research and programs that will provide the most advanced level of medical care for Mississippi's children.

More than 1,000 listeners called in during the broadcast to pledge their support and share stories of their own experiences at Batson Children's Hospital.

A video about the event can be found at: www.youtube.com/batsonhospital.

Mal's St. Paddy's Parade

Saturday, March 17 in downtown Jackson

  • 8 a.m.: Mal's St. Paddy's Parade Race (5K run, 5K walk, one-mile fun run)
  • 9 a.m.: Trustmark Children's Festival
  • 10 a.m.: Pet Parade
  • 11 a.m.: Children's Parade
  • 1 p.m.: City Sweep and Parade
  • After the parade: Street Dance in the Hal and Mal's parking lot

For more information, visit: www.malsstpaddysparade.com

Zippity Doo Dah Parade

Saturday, March 24 in Fondren

  • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Sal & Mookie's Kids Carnival and Batson Children's Hospital Jump Zone 
  • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Ticket sales for the Patty Peck Honda Blue Car drawing to benefit Friends of Children's Hospital 
  • Dusk: Bank Plus Zippity Doo Dah Parade rolls through Fondren with Clydesdales and Sonic Boom leading the way. After the parade: Street dance in front of Babalu and Duling School; final drawing for the Patty Peck Honda Blue Car.

For more information, visit www.zippitydoodahparade.com.

Mississippi Charity Horse Show

Thursday-Saturday, March 29-31 at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds

Each year, Tennessee Walking Horses from around the world are showcased in the Mississippi Charity Horse Show. The show began in 1930 and has been the venue for many world champions. This year's show will mark the sixth year the event has benefitted Batson Children's Hospital.