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Tenaha: H.O.P.E. Project to hold Mardi Gras Theme 5K, Festival

The H.O.P.E. Project in Tenaha is sponsoring the Big Easy 5K fun run Mardi Gras celebration this Saturday, March 1 to benefit the non-profit organizations new dental facility.


The fun run/walk event will have a Mardi Gras festival mood, complete with games, food, prizes, a kid’s zone and something for everyone in the family, and will all take place in downtown Tenaha. Organizers say sign-in registration opens at 8 a.m. Preregistration for the race can be done at


The H.O.P.E. Project serves Shelby, Panola and San Augustine Counties with medical and dental services at a discount rate, and regardless of ability to pay. The H.O.P.E. clinic is staffed with doctor, 4 mid-level nurse practioners and two full-time dentists. The new dental clinic will be located across the street from the existing facility in Tenaha, and should be open April 28.


For more information on this Saturday’s 5K run and Mardi Gras celebration, or services provided, call 936-591-4547.

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