Easter egg drop, Hiller events moved to Sunday

The raindrops have won over the egg drop.

The inaugural Easter Egg drop at MGM Park, planned for Saturday, has been moved to Sunday afternoon to avoid the forecasted inclement weather on Saturday.

A Harrison County Sheriff’s Office helicopter will drop more than 12,000 prize-filled eggs onto the field at MGM Park on Sunday. The times are 1 p.m. for ages 2-4, 2 p.m. for ages 5-7 and 3 p.m. for ages 8-10.¬† In addition to the egg hunts, activities outside the park will include games, bounce houses and more.¬†¬† Admission is free.

Among the prizes will be Easter baskets, movie tickets, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center passes, Biloxi Shuckers VIP tickets, candy and more.

The event is a collaborative effort of the City of Biloxi, Biloxi Main Street, Biloxi Shuckers,  Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Harrison County Sheriff’s office and presenting sponsor Merit Health Biloxi.

Meanwhile at Hiller Park, the Easter Extravaganza, also planned for Saturday, has too been moved to Sunday afternoon. The event, open to children ages 11 and younger, will now take place from 3 to 5 p.m. with the egg hunt beginning at 4 p.m.
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News and notes

Weekend preview: ¬†Aaron Lewis, Clay Walker and Rodney Carrington are among the entertainers in town this weekend, and you’ll see¬†the Gulf Coast Symphony presentation of “Musical Tales” at the Saenger Theater. To see more on these events and the complete weekend entertainment lineup, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. To see the agenda for the meeting, along with supporting documents, click here.

Popp’s Ferry meeting: Don’t forget you can give your views on the preferred routes for the planned extension of Popp’s Ferry Road to U.S. 90 during a come-and-go session Tuesday between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community¬†Center. To read more and see the routes, click here.

Podcasting:  If you missed the City Desk podcast in the Bmail Wednesday, you fret not. You can listen to the program, which was taped after Breakfast with the Mayor and features Edgewater Mall Manager Terry Powell. In fact, all City Desk programs are available by clicking here.

Telecasting: The city’s public affairs manager guests with local TV’s dynamic duo, David Elliott and Doug Walker, on WLOX’s News This Week, Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on WLOX ABC. The topics: temporary paving in east Biloxi and the recent settlement of the ACLU case.