Habitat for Humanity depends on donations to operate from citizens in the community.
"Some people don't see where money is going and this weekend they will have a chance to, as a lot of homes in Calhoun County are completed through Habitat for Humanity," said Jessica Hanson, manager of the Oxford AmStar.
DJ Steen will be located in the lobby as you and your little ones dance your way through activities, along with several displays of work that Habitat for Humanity has done in the local community.
Kids will be able to enjoy a multitude of activities on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a 30-foot obstacle course, moon bounces located near the former Sound Shop store, interactive karaoke and a mall-wide scavenger hunt. Kids will also have the opportunity to join JC Morgan as the art company will be letting children paint their "shields of armor" on Saturday.
Another array of events begin on Sunday, with Jacksonville State University's ROTC providing "How to Train Your Soldier," and a special limo ride, pizza party and viewing of the film for winners of a drawing. Thunder 92.7 is also getting in on the action, hosting a live remote.
Prizes from local businesses will be awarded to children, and there will also be a 3-D dragon cake for kids to enjoy.
"Last time someone got to take home a Nintendo Wii from Best Buy, so I'm really excited about what will be given away during this event," Hanson said. "Since our last charitable event that occurred during Princess and the Frog, Howell Vending, Evan's Floral Shop, Elite Limo and even Dr. Lynch and Dr. Phyllis have joined in,.
"We hope to make this event the most successful and raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity and volunteer efforts."
There is no fee for admission. Events on Saturday begin at 10 a.m., and on Sunday at noon.
Erica Long is a freelance writer in Oxford.