What's Up, Waveland? - April 2020
- Photos by Dena Temple and the American Cancer Society
Relay For Life
Hancock County Relay For Life Luminaria Drive-by Celebration will be held on Friday, May 1 from 6 pm until 7:30 pm. Hancock County Relay For Life plans to paint Coleman Avenue purple by lining the street with decorative luminaria bags, purple ribbons, and cancer education signs as a way to honor survivors and caregivers and thank their community supporters.
Hancock County Relay For Life is asking people to drive by the displays in the safety of their vehicles, street-legal golf carts, or by bike, using the recommended social distance guidelines to keep safe.
Hancock County Relay For Life will have a table set up near the Ground Zero Museum to distribute the 2020 Survivor and Relay Team t-shirts.
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If you are reading this today, you have much to be grateful for as Waveland continues to move forward into getting back to "business as usual." The work that our community is doing to slow the spread of COVID-19 and saving countless lives has been incredible. The majority of Waveland, Hancock County and the State of Mississippi has made many sacrifices to make the best out of a potentially deadly situation.
I am very appreciative to the citizens who have worked throughout this crisis. There are more to thank than can be listed. Thank you to grocery workers, food delivery drivers, bank employees, letter carriers, gas station attendants and truckers. I also thank the workers picking up our trash, the hardworking city of Waveland employees. I thank all the healthcare workers, paramedics, hospital employees and nursing home workers. Special thanks go to the Hancock County Food Pantry, our teachers, and to all of the churches and groups lending a helping hand to people in need.
As we settle in for the long haul of waiting for a vaccine, we need to continue helping others. Help your family and neighbors, shop from your local businesses, donate blood, or donate to a food bank or church, if you’re able.
As Waveland looks forward to the future, I am eager to move back to what was our normal.