This month, Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke explains necessary changes to the annual Relay For Life benefit and offers thanks to those of us who have worked through the coronavirus outbreak.
- Photos by Dena Temple and the American Cancer Society
Hancock County Relay For Life is asking team captains to have one person pick up and sign for their entire team's shirts. The display will be up for the whole weekend.
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.