Despite the sun glaring overhead, Ed Carstens of Madison is able to juggle seven beanbags Saturday morning at the Dr. Hugh G. Ward Children's Playground at Parham Bridges Park on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Members of the Jackson Area Jugglers meet every Saturday at the park to practice from 10 a.m. to noon.
Garrett Nichols, 7, concentrates on a pitch from his Dad Scott Nichols as the pair play ball outside their house in Richland Monday afternoon. In June, Scott and Garrett will travel to Birmingham, Ala. where Garrett will receive one of his father's kidney's in a transplant operation.
After maintaining her composure as long as she can, Kierra Carson, 3, of Jackson, gradually breaks down in tears while sitting on Santa's knee as her group from I.S. Sanders YMCA on Farish Street enjoy "Snacktime with Santa" Monday morning at the Edison Walthall Hotel in Jackson. Children from several area preschools participated in the event, sponsored by the hotel and Downtown Jackson Partners.