Coming Events

September 18, 4PM-5PM, Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
Stone County Arts Council Presents Kids Artists Workshop Fall Tree
September 19
530-630PM, Malone Fine Arts Building, Room 104, MGCCC, Perkinston
Monthly Stone County Arts Council Meeting
630PM, Malone Fine Arts Building, Gallery, MGCCC, Perkinston
Gallery Opening, Joy Jennings and Mary Ann Long:
Two Views, Two Styles, and Two Stone County Girls
 
September 23, 9AM-3PM,Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
Join Artist Kelly Spacht for a Free-Form Basket Workshop. Call Sandra Cassibry at 601-528-2343 for more information and to register.
 
September 25, 6PM-730PM, Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
PAWS for ART – The Stone County SPCA (SCSPCA) in partnership with the Stone County Arts Council (SCAC) is offering a fun night of art, sipping lemonade and sweet tea, and painting the State of Mississippi.  Fee is a donation of $45 to benefit the SCSPCA to pay for kitten/cat spay/neuter. Instruction by artist Sandra Cassibry. PLEASE register ASAP so we can have adequate supplies on hand. To register, contact Kathryn Lewis  at 228-697-4505 or klewis23@yahoo.com. All Supplies are furnished.
 
Community Notes:
September 24, 730AM-10AM, FUMC Wiggins
Pancake Breakfast benefitting the Friends of Stone County Libraries
                              
November 11
Dedication of Stone County’s Bicentennial (36th) Mural – A Gathering of Heroes

New Mural Takes Shape

“A Gathering of Stone County Heroes” is the newest Stone County mural. This mural celebrates Mississippi’s Bicentennial.

Newest Mural
A Gathering of Stone County Heroes

“A Gathering of Heroes”

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The Perk Players and The Telling Trees Project present “A GATHERING OF HEROES: STONE COUNTY STORIES” on February 16, 17, & 18th  at 7pm and February 19th at 2pm at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, Mississippi, in the  Malone Hall Auditorium. An additional performance will occur at the Mary C. O’Keefe, Ocean Springs, Mississippi on March 4th  at 7pm.

This original play, written by Tonya S. Hayes is based on oral histories via interviews collected by the Telling Trees Project of Stone County, Mississippi.  The plot follows a young Len Blackwell, a well-known Mississippi Gulf Coast attorney and Stone County native, on his paper route as he discovers the everyday heroes in his community: teachers, veterans, police, fire fighters, farmers, volunteers, neighbors and community leaders.  Based on the examples set by his local heroes,  he realizes that he can become a hero to others.

This is a Stone County community and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College collaboration. The production includes community members, leaders, families, and college students and is made possible through a Tourism Development Grant from the Stone County Economic Development Partnership. This production celebrates what makes our community unique and special- the people that reside here.

Tickets: General admission $5 available at the door. Tickets for: military, police, fire fighters, emergency personal are complimentary.  A donation of $5 worth of canned goods will serve as a ticket and will be donated to the Stone County Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.

For more information please contact Daisha Walker 601-928-6289 or daisha.walker@mgccc.edu

Centennial Poles at the Bank of Wiggins

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Celebrating Stone County’s Centennial! The first set of “Centennial Garden Poles” are located at the branch of the Bank of Wiggins! The Bank was one of the sponsors for the poles. Local artists painted the Centennial Poles, the Heritage poles that celebrate businesses that are at least 100 years old, and a theme pole that celebrates the business  (painted by artist Kym Garraway).

Congratulations to Stone County and the Bank of Wiggins on their 100th Birthday!

Pictured l to r: Vicky Bass, Jessica Hickman, Chelsie Black, Tammy Ladner, Jen Bowman, Ron Stanley and Bret Berger.

 

Telling Trees – Our Firefighters

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Fire Chief Jody Hatten shared the Wiggins Fire Station story for the Telling Trees Project with recent SHS graduate and MGCCC student, Jackson Jones. The February 2016 production of “A Gathering of Heroes”-sharing Stone County’s Best – included our Stone County’s Fire Fighters.

Photo by Kim Jones

Stone County Centennial Mural

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Photos from the play about us – We Gather Together!

We Gather Together

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Make your plans now to join us! For more information, click here.

 

Dizzy Dean’s Birthday Celebrated

Great day at the Dizzy Dean Welcome Center in Wiggins, Stone County, Mississippi, celebrating Dizzy’s Birthday ! Come see Dizzy’s mural at the Welcome Center and meet “Dizzy” the cat!

Dizzy was born January 16, 1910, in Lucas, Arkansas, but called Stone County home for many years.

The Telling Trees Project and “A-Z” Books Recognized

The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP) nominated “The Telling Trees Project” and the “A-Z” books for the Mississippi Urban Forestry Award for Commercial and Community Development. Receiving the Award from the Mississippi Forestry Commission are Sandra Kirke representing SCEDP and Kathryn Lewis representing The Telling Trees.

Sandra Kirke, SCEDP, and Kathryn Lewis, The Telling Trees
Sandra Kirke, SCEDP, and Kathryn Lewis, The Telling Trees