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.
Marcus Allen (center) of Jackson lays the ball up and in as he and a group of friends take advantage of unseasonably mild weather Monday afternoon during a pick-up basketball game at Battlefield Park in Jackson.
Cat judge Richard Bailey of Jackson makes a face at a grumpy contestant Sunday afternoon during the 25th Silver Anniversary Cat Championship Catshow at the Mississippi Trademart. Sponsored by the Mississippi Cat Fanciers, the two-day event attracted roughly 160 of the feline contestants.