Local News Notebook

MSU fall plant sale scheduled for Oct. 1

Local gardeners know fall has arrived when Mississippi State University’s horticulture club announces its annual fall plant sale.
This year’s sale will take place Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the campus greenhouses behind Dorman Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
A wide variety of flowering plants will be available such as chrysanthemums and pansies, as well as ornamental display options including pumpkins and corn stalks.
Proceeds from the sale support horticulture club service projects. Contact the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at (662) 325-2311 for more information.

MSU hosting 5K race to benefit United Way Oct. 16

The local community is invited to help support Mississippi State University’s United Way campaign by participating in the “United is the MSU Way” 5K run/walk Saturday, Oct. 16.
Race day begins at 7 a.m. with registration at McArthur Hall on the MSU campus. The race starts at 8 a.m., and the course will give runners and walkers a chance to tour the university’s beautiful and historic campus.
The entry fee for pre-registrants is $20, and race day registration is $25. Proceeds go to support MSU’s United Way campaign. Participants will receive a t-shirt, and age division winners will be recognized.
For additional information, please contact Brandy Akers at bakers@controller.msstate.edu or (662) 325-1929. Additional race details are online at http://www.facebook.com/MSUUnitedWay5K.
MSU Human Resources Management and the Division of Budget and Planning are sponsoring the race.