Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke reports on Waveland's participation in the Mississippi Municipal League conference in Jackson, changes at the Waveland Ground Zero Museum and the Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown.
We also networked with legislators and business leaders at the Gulf Coast Legislative Reception at the capitol to provide them important feedback on issues that are critical to Waveland.
Attending the MML's Mid-Winter Conference and visiting the capitol during the legislative session are valuable components of Waveland’s progress forward.
Waveland Ground Zero Museum
During the first regular Board meeting in January Waveland hired Linda Aiavolasiti to be the Director of the Waveland Ground Zero Museum.
Linda will oversee the staffing, exhibits, programming and booking for the Waveland Ground Museum. Linda is the perfect fit for this position. Not only is the Waveland resident one of the original museum volunteers, she also is a volunteer staff member at the Hancock Chamber of Commerce. She will do a great job welcoming visitors to Waveland and telling guests the story of where Waveland was, where Waveland is and where Waveland is going.
The Ground Zero Museum is located at 335 Coleman Avenue. The museum is open on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00am - 3:00pm and is available for group tours by appointment. Waveland is anticipating adding a commercial kitchen to the museum in 2017 using restricted funds which will enable even more uses for the building.
The Ground Zero Hurricane Museum is a fund of the Hancock Community Development Foundation, founded by the Hancock Chamber in 2006 as a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit public charity to serve as an umbrella for organizations working to enhance economic development and quality of life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
To find out more about the museum to go: www.wavelandgroundzero.com or call 228-467-9012 or contact Linda Aiavolasiti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 228.216.0561.
Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown
The 5th annual Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown fundraiser is Saturday, March 4th 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.
Award categories for the Hope Haven Oyster Throwdown are as follows:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards for:
Best Grilled Oysters
Best Soup / Stews
Not Your MaMa's Oysters
Best Decorated Booth
Best Oyster Sauce
Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 8-12, and is free for children under 8. For more information or to enter a team, contact Hope Haven Director, Jay Trapani at 228-466-6395. All proceeds from this event go to benefit Hope Haven Children's Advocacy Center.