The Seashore District of the United Methodist Church will conduct a candlelight vigil for Sandy Hook children Sunday at 5 p.m. on the eastern portion of the grounds of Beauvoir: The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library.
Those taking part in the 30-minute vigil are expected to begin gathering on the east side of the Beauvoir property about 4:30 p.m.
Parking will be available at the Coast Coliseum, at the Beauvoir Road entrance.
Seashore also will be accepting donations to purchase a piece of playground equipment that will be sent to the school from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Visitors Center hosts artists showcase
The artists and craftsmen who show and sale their wares regularly at the Biloxi Visitors Center are hosting a sale this afternoon in the visitors center.
The event, with artists manning individual tables through the center, runs through 4 this afternoon.
Sculptor Marlin Miller, who will be refurbishing the sculptures along U.S 90, also will be taking part in the visitor center event, and will have a tent erected in the beachside parking lot south of the Biloxi Lighthouse again Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Among those participating at the Visitors Center event today are:
Charles Sullivan, signing “Gulf Coast Album- A Journey In Historic
Daisy Karam-Read, signing “From Manhattan To Mississippi-A New Yorker Falls
In Love With The South” and
“From Manhattan To
Mississippi-The Love Affair Continues”;
Tracy Bennett, Blue Crab Pottery;
Kay Broussard, Coastal paintings, prints, and notecards;
Gail Bullock, Biloxsea Baubles Jewelry;
Deborah Sackett, painted glassware.
Judy Fayard, Mississippi Gulf Coast Heritage Collection Jewelry;
Denise McHugh, paintings and notecards;
Claudette Walker, coastal jewelry;
Doris Reverse’, pottery;
Lucy Brashier, ccarves, Wine Bottle Covers;
Don Maters, oyster shell paintings.
News and notes
Council agenda: Among the measures the Biloxi City Council will consider when it meets Tuesday afternoon are applying for a Tidelands grant to expand parking at the the Kuhn Street boat ramp, and donations of $2,800 to Gulf Coast Carnival Association and $4,800 to organizers of the annual MLK Celebration. To read the complete agenda for the 1:30 p.m. meeting, click here.
Road work: To see the status of major road improvement projects throughout the city, click here.