JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Saturday morning brought chilly air: perfect for a brisk run or walk.
And in South Jackson, that's what they did. About four dozen runners hit the streets of Jackson's Georgetown neighborhood for the "Uplifting You" 5K. The Metro East Church of Christ puts it on every year, to benefit their food and clothing shelter, and to raise funds for the homeless and disadvantaged along the Highway 80 corridor.
Our very own Paul Williams is pastor at the church. "Next year we're planning on this being a grand prix event, it will qualify you for points with the Mississippi Track Club," he says. "Most importantly, it gives us a chance to try to make at least a decent effort to help those that are hurting along Highway 80."
After the race, Pastor Paul gave a quick thank you to everyone who participated, and who helped raise funds.