Benefit lunch to aid fallen firefighter’s family

Today at lunchtime, the Biloxi Fire Department will be serving fish plates to raise money for the family of fallen firefighter, Darren Endris, who passed away on Jan. 16 from a prolonged illness.

Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested can dine at the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center, 170 Porter Ave., or orders can be made for delivery or pick up.

Price is $8 per plate and the meal includes fish, potato salad and baked beans.  Pulled pork plates and drinks are also available. 

To place an order, call the Biloxi Fire Department at 228-435-6200. Orders for delivery must made by 10 this morning. 

Endris began his 25-year career in the department in November 1994. Just weeks ago, during an annual awards ceremony, he was awarded the department’s Phil McCabe 5 Bugle Award, also known as the Chief’s Award.

“He was the ideal of what a public servant should be, and he possessed a natural ability to inspire others through this gentle, encouraging actions,” Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney said. “He was dependable, hardworking, and unfailingly steadfast not only in his commitment to serve the citizens of this great City, but also in his allegiance to those men and women with whom he worked.” 
See the Fish Fry Benefit flyer


News and notes: City Desk, library ribbon cutting, weekend preview

City Desk: The weekly podcast, which covers the latest city and community happenings, this week focuses on sponsorship for the May 4-5 Thunder over Biloxi air show.  To listen to the program, click here

Library ribbon cutting: City and county leaders will join library staff and library patrons this morning at 10 for a ribbon cutting for the Woolmarket Library, a county facility inside the Woolmarket City Center, 13034 Kayleigh Cove. The ceremony is open to the public and will include King Cake and coffee.

Weekend preview: OK, take a deep breath before reading this sentence: Gallery 782 will feature a “Pop Up Photography Special Show,” the Gulf Coast Carnival Association will host its 7th Annual “Run for the Beads” 1-mile and 5K, the Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration for its youth baseball and softball leagues, Rodney Carrington will perform at the Beau Rivage, 38 Special will be at the Hard Rock, and Cher will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.  To see a complete weekend line up, click here