Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Holocaust Pennies Project by Diane McNeil

Two Horn Lake Middle School teachers and I have been working for the past nearly five years on the Holocaust Pennies Project. The last few months have seen it go from a struggling fledgling to an eyebrow-raising, legitimate contender. We have become a non-profit through the Community Foundation of NW Mississippi, have our own Board, and have a world-class schematic sketch of the Unknown Child Holocaust Park created by Doug Thornton, a talented local architect.

For an overview of this project, please click the link below and watch the short video (on the left-hand side of the page). I think you'll be inspired. 


Southgroup Insurance Agency in Southaven is hosting a breakfast at the Landers Center on Monday morning, June 9th from 7:30-9:00 to unveil the plans to the community. Earl Cox, Goodwill Ambassador to Israel, appointed by Benjamin Netanyahu, will be in town for the event, as will Rick Wienecke, our commissioned sculptor from Israel. Both gentlemen will speak at the breakfast.
This may be one of the biggest things Desoto County has seen in a long time, and I'm writing to ask you to please come if at all possible and see these plans unveiled to the community for the very first time. Tickets are $30 each, or a table for $240, and every cent goes toward the building of this permanent Holocaust memorial in Desoto County.

And, if you know of anyone else who might be interested, please feel free to share this with them.

Hope to see you there. 

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