‘Fill the Boot’ to move sites Tuesday, Wednesday

The Biloxi 2018 Fill the Boot campaign, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will be at Popp’s Ferry and Pass Roads Tuesday and at Popp’s Ferry and Cedar Lake roads Wednesday. 

In the program, which began this morning at U.S. 90 at Porter Avenue, in the shadow of the Biloxi Lighthouse, Biloxi firefighters and police officers ask motorists for donations to MDA. This project   continues 60 years of firefighter support of MDA.

Firefighters and police will be at Porter and U.S. 90 again this afternoon from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and on Tuesday they will be at Popp’s Ferry and Pass from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. On Wednesday, the last day of the program, first responders will be at Popp’s Ferry and Cedar Lake in the morning and afternoon hours.

Funds raised help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs, such as state-of-the-art support groups and care centers, including the MDA Care Center at Children’s Hospital and LSU Healthcare Network in New Orleans, and Jackson (Miss.) Medical Mall. The funds also help send more than 92 kids to a life-changing experience in an environment without barriers at MDA Summer Camp at Camp Starlite – all at no cost to their families.


News & notes: Weekly review, cemetery tours

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 154 calls for service, including 94 medical emergencies and six fires; the Police Department handled 2,188 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 64 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $3 million, which includes nearly $2 million for the East Biloxi Boardwalk; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Cemetery tours:  The second tour of the 12th Annual Historic Old Biloxi Cemetery Tours will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Biloxi Cemetery. The self-guided tour features re-enactors portraying 10 characters, pastors and congregants from seven historic Biloxi congregations.  To see images from Sunday’s event, click here.  To see the event flyer, click here