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