Thursday, August 24, 2006

One Year Later Calendar of Events

Video Clips of Some Events
Gulf Coast News Reflects:

August 25
The Pearlington Community invites you to come and share in their Volunteer’s Reunion Appreciation Gospel Musical on Friday, August 25, 2006, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Pearlington, MS.

August 26
Reunion of Volunteers, hosted by Coalition of Disaster Relief Agencies in Pearlington, 4 p.m. on the property of Susie Sharp, a Pearlington resident. The event is open to all volunteers who have worked in Pearlington since the storm, as well as invited members of the community who also have volunteered in their own recovery.

Welcome Home Bay St. Louis tailgate party, 5-9 p.m., Historic City Hall and Depot District. Special volunteer recognition and Katrina memorabilia. Entertainment by the Pat Murphy Band. Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Details: Hancock Chamber, 467-9048.

August 27
St. Rose de Lima Parish, Bay St. Louis, 11 a.m., after the 9 a.m. Mass, trees to be planted in memory of those lost in storm, in memory of Dan Kevil, a volunteer who drowned, and in appreciation for all volunteers and assistance received.

Hands Across the Coast, 3 p.m., be in location by 2:30 p.m., along U.S. 90 from Pascagoula to Bay St. Louis/Waveland. Participants will join hands for two minutes of silence. Details: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 436-3123.

Kids' Day in Pearlington, 3-5 p.m., Pearlington Mobile Library. Katrina anniversary event will celebrate the area's progress. Free books and activities for children. Sponsored by the Hancock County Library System. Details: 467-6836.

Hancock Chamber Art Gallery Opening, 5-7 p.m., old Chamber Office, 412 U.S. 90, Suite 6, Bay St. Louis. This is the first public art gallery to open in Hancock County since Katrina. Event will feature the work of 200 resident artists and the post-Katrina traveling art exhibits held at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, Minn. Sponsored by the Hancock Chamber and The Arts, Hancock County. Details: Gwen Impson, 263-6530.

August 28
Candlelight prayer vigil, 7 p.m., City Park, Bay St. Louis, hosted by Holy Trinity Catholic School. Candles will be provided, or bring your own. Vigil will include song and a moment of silence. Details: Holy Trinity School, 467-5158, or Phoebe Thriffiley, 466-6606.

August 29
Katrina memorial sunrise prayer vigil, 6-7 a.m., Gulfside Methodist Assembly, 950 S. Beach Blvd., Waveland. Sponsored by the Steps Coalition. The public is invited to participate in the event, a solemn gathering for survivors, volunteers, clergy, officials and friends. Details: 832-8806.

Hancock County church services, 7-9 a.m., at churches throughout the county based on each church's time schedules. Hancock County remembrance, 9 a.m., moment of meditation or silent prayer to remember Katrina and lost loved ones; and 9:01 a.m., church bells and sirens ring throughout the county.

Ecumenical Service on the Beach, 8 a.m., Coleman Avenue, Waveland. Details: Kathy Pinn, 332-2270.

Our Lady of the Gulf Parish, Bay St. Louis, 10 a.m., Our Lady Academy, St. Stanislaus, Holy Trinity and OLG Parish prayer service in the OLA gym. Afterward, OLA, Holy Trinity and OLG will plant a tree on one side of the street and SSC will plant one on its side.

Seventh Street Park dedication, 10:30 a.m., Bay St. Louis. Recognition of North Carolina volunteers who have given so much during the rebuilding process. Details: Mike Cuevas, 463-7120.

Luncheon to recognize Hancock County officials, 11:30 a.m., Daniel's Restaurant, Bay St. Louis. Invitation only. Sponsored by Hancock Chamber and the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission. Details and tickets: Hancock Chamber, 467-9048.

Hancock County Health Department dedication ceremony, 1:30 p.m., at Longfellow Drive Government Complex, Bay St. Louis. New facility dedication and reception in recognition of the combined efforts of state and local officials, donors and public health teams. Modular unit donated by GE Plastics. Details: 467-9048.

Parade, 4 p.m., down Coleman Avenue, Waveland.

Katrina Memorial dedication, 5 p.m., Coleman Avenue, Waveland, on the beach. Also, recognition of volunteers.

Celebrate Life in Waveland!, 5:30-7 p.m., tailgate party and live entertainment. Details: Kathy Pinn, 332-2270.

Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m., St. Rose de Lima Church, Bay St. Louis, with nationally acclaimed gospel choir.


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