Tupelo First UMC talent show raises funds for seniors


Tupelo First United Methodist Church has it own dancing stars.

The Jitterbug Girls Elsie Rhodes and Clara Thompson, won the first "Who's Got Talent" show put on by the New Beginnings Sunday School Class.

The women collected the most money in their "money jar" after dancing the jitterbug to "String of Pearls."

The show served as a fund-raising event for Mississippi Methodist Senior Services' Sunday Fund. Nine acts took part with votes cast by making donations in the act's jar.

First runner-up was the Sanctuary Handbell Choir for their rendition of "A Cohan Celebration."  Staff Infection (the staff of First UMC) came in second for lip syncing "I Will Follow Him" from the movie, Sister Act. 

Major sponsors included The Brevard Family Foundation, The Mize Family Foundation, BancorpSouth, BancorpSouth Insurance, Coca-Cola Bottling, Reed's and Renasant Bank. Over $16,000 was raised.

 The Sunday Fund is a benevolence fund created to ease the financial burdens of elders living on a Senior Services campus who have outlived their resources.  One hundred percent of the money donated to The Sunday Fund is used to support elders. To contribute, send donation to: Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, P.O. Box 1567, Tupelo, MS  38802.