Biloxi Bacon Brigade to cook on Town Green

The Biloxi Police and Fire departments’ Biloxi Bacon Brigade will be serving fried fish and hamburger plates on the Town Green Friday at lunchtime and during the outdoor screening of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Friday evening.

The fish and hamburger plates — $5 each – will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which takes place April 12 at Yankie Stadium, and the Special Olympics Torch Run.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Take outs will be available by calling the Visitors Center at 374-3105. The Biloxi Bacon Brigade is a group of firefighters, police officers and others who volunteer their time to fry mullet, or “Biloxi bacon,” and other dishes for worthy causes.

Main Street Biloxi’s presentation of “Willie Wonka” begins at 6 p.m., and is free to the public. Those interested are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Soft drinks and snacks also will be available.