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School Homing Pigeon Project

In 2001, members of the Meridian Mississippi Racing Pigeon Club approached their local power company with a request and a plan to help youth take part in racing pigeon fun.

Their plan incorporated participation for those who are not able to have pets of their own. As a result, the kids will have a chance to grow in ways that may not have been possible otherwise.

This project, created by the members of the Meridian Club and named Eyes To The Skies, involves students from two counties and three school districts, with a total of 300 students.

AU club member, teacher, and group coordinator, Ronnie Shumaker, has taught grades 4-6 for the past ten years. His project-based themes enhance the learning process for the children.

They will receive positive influence and education regarding pet ownership responsibility, breeding programs, training and teamwork.

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