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Red Cross Gala Honors Those Who "Save the Day"

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The American Red Cross Capital River Chapter will host their annual Save the Day Gala April 4 at the Jackson Country Club.


"The Save the Day Gala promotes our life-saving mission in the Greater Jackson Community," said Buddy McClain, Red Cross Greater Jackson Advisory Board Chair and owner of Jackson-area Sonic Drive-Ins. "It's a celebration of humanitarian leadership and service in our community."


The Gala will recognize and honor individuals from partner organizations and first responders that help us "save the day" during times of emergencies and disasters.


The 2013 honorees and service categories are as follows.


Emergency Services

Andrew Hughes

Fire Chief

City of Canton


Disaster Services

Randle Drane

County Director, Emergency Management

Copiah County


Service to the Armed Forces

Major General Augustus L. (Leon) Collins

Adjutant General of Mississippi



Preparedness Health and Safety Services

Cindy Foster
Health and Safety Instructor



International Services

Senator Hillman Frazier

Mississippi Senate

District 27 (Hinds County)

The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, live music and silent auction. The Gala follows at 6:30 p.m. with a gourmet buffet, awards ceremony and live auction.


"This will be a spectacular evening honoring those who assist our communities in Mississippi, across the country and around the world," said Sandra Hodge, CEO, Red Cross Mississippi Region.


If you would like to purchase tickets, please visit mississippi-redcross.org, e-mail marjorie.ricks@redcross.org or call 601-353-5442.

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