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Second Annual Harvest Hoedown at Mississippi College Welcomes Mustard Seed

August 29, 2014

Mustard Seed’s special needs adults will put on their dancing shoes, display their artwork and make friends with Mississippi College students.

It all happens at the second annual Harvest Hoedown at Alumni Gym on September 6. The event on the Clinton campus is open to the public in metro Jackson from 1-3 p.m. that Saturday afternoon.

Tickets cost $3 at the door. Funds raised will benefit the non-profit Mustard Seed located off Luckney Road in Brandon.

Last year’s Harvest Hoedown raised $415 for Mustard Seed and attracted about 150 MC students.

Many Mississippi College students walked into Alumni Gym decked out in wide-brimmed cowboy hats and tall western boots as they embraced the Seedsters.

Rachel Autrey of Birmingham, Alabama, a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the MC education honor society sponsoring the hoedown, wants to make this year’s event bigger and better.

Supporters of the hoedown are having a spirit night at Koude, a local frozen yogurt business, to raise money for Mustard Seed on Wednesday September 3. Spirit night will go from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the yogurt shop located nearby the Kroger in Clinton.

A senior elementary and special education major, Rachel often volunteers with special needs adults at Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton.

She’s hoping the dance at Alumni Gym will strengthen the partnership between Mustard Seed, founded in 1981, and Mississippi College. Rachel wants as many people as possible to attend and welcome the Seedsters with open arms.

“Even though it is a special needs dance and an event that sponsors Mustard Seed, everyone in the Clinton/Jackson community is welcome,’’ Autrey said.

Organizers will also tell T-shirts and tank tops for $15 to raise money for Mustard Seed.

For more information, contact MC senior Rachel Autrey at rautrey@mc.edu


Photo: Students enjoying last year's Harvest Hoedown.

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