Children’s dance tonight; Schooner holiday sail; storm review

City to hold children’s dance this evening

The City of Biloxi’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a Thanksgiving Dance on Friday, November 17 from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.

The Dance is open to children ages 6 to 12 years old. Admission is a canned good item, which will be donated to the Salvation Army to help during the holiday season. Security will be provided during the dance, and refreshments will be available for a minimal fee. All children must be picked up from the center by 8 p.m.

Details: Parks and Recreation, 228-435-6148.

Schooner to sail in Christmas on Water parade

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum invites passengers to sail aboard a Biloxi schooner for the Christmas on the Water Boat Parade Saturday, Dec. 2.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-12. Only 42 seats will be available since the museum’s second schooner is chartered for a private party.

The schooner will depart the Schooner Pier Complex at 367 Beach Blvd. at 4 p.m. to rendezvous with the parade lineup at Channel Marker No. 5, south of the Biloxi Lighthouse.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m., with a fireworks display afterward. The schooner will return its pier about 8 p.m.

Those interested may bring food and refreshments. Ice chests and ice will be provided.

Tickets may be purchased weekdays by calling 228 435-6320.

Storm review: ‘We need to always be prepared’

Flood warnings along the Tchoutacabouffa and Biloxi rivers were canceled this morning, and Biloxi Emergency Management Director Linda Atterberry says this week’s severe thunderstorms served as a reminder for residents to always have an updated storm plan and storm kit in place.

Although the city opened the Donal Snyder Community Center as a shelter for those who felt threatened by the weather, Atterberry said no residents took refuge at the Pass Road facility, although the city fielded a number of inquiries from residents.

Said Atterberry of the flood-prone, riverfront areas of the city: “We were just flat lucky as far as the rivers were concerned. The Biloxi didn’t get as bad as they thought it would, due to the fact that the storm moved further to the east and didn’t put down as much water to the north of us as they thought it would. People have to remember that this is not an exact science, so we need to always be prepared.”

News and notes

Gaming revenue: Biloxi casinos reported gross revenues of $80.4 million for the month of October. To see the monthly gross gaming revenue figures since Day 1 of legalized gaming in Biloxi, click here.

Council schedule: The Biloxi City Council’s next scheduled meeting is Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.