Last call for entries to Camellia, Gulf Coast pageants

The 60th annual Mississippi Camellia Queen and the Miss Gulf Coast pageants, which will be presented Saturday, March 31 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, are issuing the final call for contestants, according to Biloxi Lions Club member Jaye Brice, chair of the pageants.

The Camellia pageant and the newly created Miss Gulf Coast Pageant, which is a preliminary to the Miss America pageant, both have a deadline of Thursday for contestants. Those interested can find an application at

The Miss Gulf Coast pageant is open to females between the ages of 18 to 24. The Camellia Queen pageant is open to females between the ages of 15 to 18.

Winners of both pageants will receive a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice.

For more information, contact Jaye Brice at 228-374-8175 or at, or any Biloxi Lions Club member.


News and notes: Free military concert tonight, tree committee volunteers

Free concert tonight:  The 41st Army Band will present a free concert at the Biloxi Lighthouse Park Pavilion this evening beginning at 6.The band, which often performs in small teams and can sometimes include as many as three dozen musicians, will perform an array of musical ensembles, from rock to jazz.  The concert is being organized by Keesler Air Force Base.  To see the flyer, click here

Tree committee volunteers:  The City of Biloxi is seeking interested residents to serve in a volunteer basis on the Biloxi Tree Committee. The committee reviews and provides recommendations to the city’s Planning Commission on protecting trees and ensuring construction projects comply with the city ordinances governing the protection of the city’s inventory of protected trees.  Interested individuals should contact City Arborist Eric Nolan at 228-435-6280.