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The Central District raised $10,858.57 at their auction/fish fry on May 11, 2013 and the South Central District raised $13,822.00 at their auction/fish fry on May 18, 2013.  Thanks to these generous contributions, we now have almost $34,000.00 in the MLA Log-A-Load for Kids account for 2013!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who donated their time, merchandise, food, and money to these auctions!






NEWS RELEASE – Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – Starkville, MS




Mississippi Loggers Association executive director Cecil Johnson (left) recently accepted a $5,000 donation for Log a Load for Kids charity in memory of Mississippi State University forestry professor Bill Stuart.  Misty Booth, executive vice president of Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show, Inc., presented the check on behalf of the organization’s board of directors.  Stuart was a member of the board and contributed to the biennial event.  In Mississippi, Log a Load for Kids is administered by the Mississippi Loggers Association and benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson.  To date, the association has raised over $1 million for the charity.


The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show board of directors also donated $7,000 to the Charles E. Burkhardt Memorial Fund in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University.  Burkhardt was forest supervisor at the university for over 30 years and served as show manager.  Booth explains, “The Burkhardt Memorial Fund has now reached an endowed level of funding and will provide for a student internship each summer on the MSU John W. Starr Memorial Forest south of Starkville.”  The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show is held on the Starr Forest and is the longest-running, live, in-woods demonstration of forestry equipment in the South.


For further information:


Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show, Inc.                               Mississippi Loggers Association

midsouthforestry.org                                                                              msloggers.org    


Mississippi State University                                                                 Mississippi Log a Load for Kids

College of Forest Resources                                                                msloggers.org/LOGALOADFORKIDS.htm





On March 6, 2013, MLA presented a check in the amount of $103,000.00 to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children representing the 2012 contributions to their Log-A-Load for Kids Program.  Thanks to everyone who donated in 2012, attended the presentation, and a speacial thanks to Chad Grantham for bringing a loaded log truck!


More pictures coming soon!



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