An Easter Egg hunt, a crawfish cookoff, and the anniversary of one of Waveland's oldest congregations are features of this month's report, punctuated with some city news.
- by Bruce Northridge
The parade ends at the town green, where there will be an Easter Egg Hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Food and craft vendors will be on-site from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Click the image below to download flyers for all of April's events!
C&R’s Crawfish Cookoff is now the Waveland Crawfish Cookoff. Thirty different teams will compete for the awards like Best Crawfish and many others. The event will be held on Coleman Avenue on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, or until the crawfish run out! Purchase tickets online for $25 while supplies last or purchase them at the gate for $30. See Hancock Resource Center’s website for more info: www.hancockhrc.org
On April 22, citizens of our community are hosting the Futrhro Football Training Camp. This unique event offers a safe, positive environment to nourish the minds of our youth to help their self-esteem and development. Early registration ends on April 11. For more information or to register, click here. The training camp will be held at the softball fields on Central Avenue from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Morning registration begins at 8:00 am. Additional training sessions will be held on Mondays at 5:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, and Saturdays at 10:00 am – you can sign up for text message updates on their website.
But Futrhro is not all football. On April 15, they will be meeting at the Clarence Harris Community Center with Corona Construction to build doghouses to donate to the Hancock County Animal Shelter. All events are free. If you have any questions, call Willie Moody at (228) 342-5496. Click here to donate and support this worthwhile effort!
A lot of history can accrue in a hundred years. Congratulations to Gulfside Assembly for reaching this outstanding milestone. Check out the history of Gulfside Assembly in this archived Shoofly article, Gulfside Assembly, the Enduring Oasis.
The Gulfside Assembly centennial celebration weekend will be April 27-29. We can begin our celebration at the Ground Zero Museum on Thursday, April 27, at 3:00 to 6:00 pm at an exhibit that shows some of the history of Gulfside. This ribbon cutting for the exhibit was held on March 15, but it will be available for the public to view it thru May 6. The celebration will continue across the street for a meet & greet at Studio Waveland at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
The celebration continues on Friday, April 28 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm with a fundraiser golf tournament in Diamondhead. The highlight of the centennial will be the anniversary gala that will be held at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall at 301 Blaize Avenue. This semi-formal affair will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased for $75; RSVP by April 5.
Saturday, April 29 is the final day of the Gulfside celebration. The organizers have planned a community service project (a Feed America project) on the grounds of Gulfside at 950 South Beach Boulevard in Waveland. The event will begin at 11:00 am and will be followed by a closing worship service.
Waveland is proud of Gulfside’s accomplishments over the past 100 years. Many in the community and beyond are excited to be celebrating this centennial.
For those who have a curiosity about things all around town, here are a few more nuggets:
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