The Madison County Youth Leadership Class met for Lifestyles Day
on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Brad McMullan, CEO of bfac.com, was the keynote speaker for the breakfast hosted by
Greg Centilli, Executive Director, of the Madison Healthplex Performance Center. Rochelle Culp and the MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Madison, Holmes
and Yazoo Counties sponsored the breakfast.
Madison County Sheriff Chief Deputy, Jeremy Williams, addressed the group at the Madison County Detention Center. A tour of the jail was led by Major Chuck
McNeal and his staff. At the conclusion of the tour, Sgt. Joe Mangino, demonstrated the procedure to “sniff out drugs” with his dog partner!
Karen Robison, Executive Director of the Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCaap), educated the class on the workings of the center and how they
could get involved with community service projects. The students participated in a team effort to stock the food pantry, assist in the library, and
pack toiletry bags.
The Class enjoyed a delicious lunch sponsored by First Commercial Bank at the County Seat Restaurant in the Town of Livingston. David Landrum presented
the history of the Town of Livingston as Madison County’s first county seat.
Before a tour of the Nissan North America- Canton plant, Steve Marsh, VP Manufacturing, shared his career and educational path at Nissan. He was joined
by 3 young engineers who inspired the students to find their passion and turn their passion into a career.
Lifestyles Day concluded with a tour of the DeBeukelaer Corporation in Gluckstadt. The cookie factory produces over 260 million Pirouline cookies per year
and ships them all over the world!
Government day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
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