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Lucedale is the City of Love

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-02-14 10:28:17

SUMMARY: Celebrating Valentine's Day, it's notable that Lucedale is known as the of Love, primarily because of its history as a quick wedding destination. In the 1940s, couples from Alabama and Florida flocked to Lucedale, Mississippi, to avoid the three-day waiting period for marriage licenses required in their states. According to “The Best Little Town” by Dayton Whites and Roy Grafe, issued over 1,000 marriage licenses annually during World War II, to the pre-war average of 200 per year. This trend made George County a haven for those eager to marry quickly. To honor this legacy, the Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library are selling brick tiles recognizing couples married for 50-plus years, to be placed on a wall in front of the library. The campaign aims to celebrate enduring love and the role of strong families in building communities.

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StageStruck Presents The Little Mermaid at the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater

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ourmshome.com – Stan Caldwell – 2024-04-19 14:00:35

SUMMARY: Brenda Shows has been nurturing a love for musical theater in through StageStruck Performance Studio in Lamar County for nearly two decades. She's presenting “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg. With over 50 years in theater, Shows selects popular productions that offer numerous roles for kids. StageStruck aims to develop skills via performing arts, juxtaposing theater with conventional activities like piano or dance. The studio, serving first graders through high schoolers with tuition at $85 a month, focuses on inclusion, offering every child a part in their productions. This approach has grown participation from about 30 to 114 , supported by a doctrine of dual-casting to accommodate and backup. Shows' dedication is evident from her start in high school to founding StageStruck in 2005, prioritizing musical theater for its capacity to engage numerous participants.

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How to Celebrate Earth Day

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ourmshome.com – Judy Smith – 2024-04-19 10:45:09

SUMMARY: Earth Day, first held on April 22, 1970, has grown into the world's largest civic , uniting over 1 people in 192 countries to protect the planet every year. Originating as a movement to mobilize Americans for environmental protection, it has sparked initiatives such as the Clean Act and Clear Act, significantly boosting environmental education. A range of activities from tree planting, plastic clean-up, to promoting bee-friendly habitats, marks the celebration, emphasizing the role of community and individual actions in preserving the earth. Engaging activities for families and communities highlight the importance of everyone's participation in making a sustainable difference for future generations.

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The Sound Amphitheater Celebrates Successful Grand Opening

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-04-17 15:50:13

SUMMARY: The Sound Amphitheater in Gautier celebrated its on April 12, with over 4,800 attendees. The $8 million venue is expected to substantially benefit the and the broader Coastal region economically and culturally. The , marking a significant turning point, performances by the Resurrection Choir, the Gautier High School Choir and Band, and a highlight show by KC and The Sunshine Band. , Gautier City Paula Yancey and Peachtree Entertainment Nathan Baugh, emphasized the venue's potential to boost local businesses and . Upcoming acts include Jason Isbell, Justin Moore, and Miranda Lambert, promising ongoing cultural and economic enrichment for Gautier.

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