Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke keeps us up to date on the state's Municipal League Conference, the Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown and the Waveland Civic Center
Attending the MML's Mid-Winter Conference and visiting the capitol during the legislative session are valuable components of Waveland’s progress forward. Standing in front of lawmakers and discussing Waveland’s issues and projects helps the city.
Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown
The 4th annual Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown fundraiser is Saturday, March 5th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Knock Knock Lounge, 720 Highway 90 in Waveland. Team entry fee is $150 and includes a sack of oysters. This event has limited space, so get your team entered early! The winning team will get a trophy and bragging rights as Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown Champs.
Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 8-12, and is free for children under 8. For more information or to enter a team, contact Hope Haven at 228-466-6395.
Waveland Civic Center
Renovations to the Waveland Civic Center/Ground Zero Museum were completed on January 27 and include new lighting, audio equipment, furniture, repairs to the air conditioning system, and more. The enhancements will make the Waveland Civic Center/ Ground Zero Museum a more usable building.
Hancock County Community Education currently hosts weekly seat-weaving and yoga classes in the building. Exhibits are being gathered for the museum so the building can be opened to visitors to enjoy the history of Waveland. I foresee this building being widely used by the whole community for a number of different events and activities.
The next step is to address the building’s half-complete kitchen. The city has $18,000 of restricted funds to be used only for completion of the kitchen, and plans for this completion will be discussed in the coming months.