The spirit of the holidays will roll through one of Jackson’s most historic neighborhoods Saturday, December 3 as the 7th Annual Dr. Trey Mangum Memorial Walk of Grace led by Friends of Fallen Riders will be held in Fondren to raise money for Grace House. Grace House is Mississippi’s largest and longest operating HIV/AIDS transitional housing. The 3-mile WOG begins at 9:00 a.m. at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive (with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.) and winds through the Fondren district.  As in past years, participants who pass through will have an opportunity to view 5 panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt at the walk.

This year’s proceeds are designated to help with the purchase of a new house for office space, extra housing for residents, a conference room and an exercise room for the residents.  Grace House serves as transitional housing for people living with HIV/AIDS. Grace House’s purpose is to help people with HIV stabilize from homelessness and transition into permanent housing.

Contact Grace House, 601-353-1038; or Tammie Stephens e-mail or 601-982-4880 for more information.