Biloxi Community Center hosts history, Gruich events

The Biloxi Community Center on Howard Avenue, which formally gets a new name today, is hosting two public events this week: a three-day celebration of the history of Biloxi and the Gulf Coast, and a ceremony this afternoon to unveil new signage at the facility, honoring the late Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The Gulf Coast History Week exhibits opened this morning and run through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Visitors can view displays about the history of Biloxi and its surrounding communities, and speak with re-enactors dressed in 18th century reproduction French attire. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Most Rev. Roger Morin, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi, will celebrate Mass at the Biloxi Community Center. To see photos from this year’s exhibition, click here. To read more about the affair, click here.

Gruich ceremony: Friends and family of the late Dr. Frank G. Gruich, a longtime Biloxi physician and civic leader, will gather at the Biloxi Community Center this afternoon at 5:30 for a ceremony in which new signage for the building will be unveiled.

The ceremony, to formally name the facility the “Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center,” will feature free food and refreshments provided by Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

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