- by Jeremy Burke
Where Angels Play
Elwood Bourgeois Park on the corner of Central-Waveland Avenue will be getting a new playground this month. The playground project, spearheaded by local resident Tammy Raymond and non-profit organization Where Angels Play, will build a playground to honor Edgar and Carl Bane who perished during Hurricane Katrina.
Ten years ago, New Jersey firemen reached out to schools in Hancock County after Hurricane Katrina and built a playground to help in recovery. Now, ten years later, these very same men will return to Waveland, Mississippi, to build a playground in honor of Edgar and Carl Bane.
What's Up, Waveland?
If you would like to be a part of the great project, you can. The building of the playground will start on Monday, August 17th at 8:00AM and volunteers are needed. The completion and ribbon cutting for the Bane playground will take place on Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00AM. I am confident that you will want to be a part of this worthwhile endeavor and I anticipate your support.
If you would like to volunteer, donate, or have questions, please contact Tammy Raymond at 228.304.0259.
The Golf Carts Are Coming... We Hope!
The resolution will be submitted to the Mississippi Legislature in January and then it will be in the hands of our Mississippi lawmakers to decide if golf carts on Waveland roadways will be allowed. Before the resolution is sent up to Jackson, Waveland is most likely going to draft a proposed ordinance to show lawmakers that Waveland has a plan of governing the use of slow-moving vehicles. The ordinance will show that Waveland will insure the safety of not just the operators of the golf carts, but the safety of other drivers on the road.
Waveland + 10
After the memorial service the Museum will be open to the public. The Museum will have music, H.C. Port Katrina exhibit on display and authors on hand to sign Katrina books. The Silver Slipper Casino will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and barbeque. It is anticipated that former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will be on hand for the memorial service.
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