Ladies to hit road again for Tullis

The Second Annual Ladies Road Rally will be Saturday, Sept. 7, featuring ladies in vintage cars traveling from Pass Christian to Biloxi with stops for food, fun, shopping and door prizes. The event is a fundraiser for restoration of the Crawford House at Tullis Toledano Manor.

This year’s rally begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries at the Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce, followed by a 10 a.m. parade through Pass Christian. Afterward, participants will visit local shops, including Blue Skies Gallery, Parker’s Jewelry, Jackie’s children’s clothing and gifts, Hillyer House gifts and arts, Antiques and Interiors, Morning Market organic foods and Raintree Center gardening center and gift shop.

At 11:30 a.m., the group will caravan to Gulfport’s Centennial Museum and Union Station for lunch donated by Naomi’s Catering and a Powder Puff Mechanics class presented by the Car Care Company.

Next, it’s on to Campanile Court on Courthouse Road in Gulfport to visit Nezaty’s CafĂ©, Chuck Kelly Salon & Spa, Home from Abroad imported furniture and gifts, Belle Amie Boutique, By Invitation Only stationery store and Leisure Lady lingerie and active wear.

Finally, the rally will visit Tullis Toledano Manor at 3:30 for an ice cream party hosted by the Beau Rivage.

Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the day, with prizes from participating merchants and other Coast businesses.

Ladies are invited to bring their vintage cars or more modern cars, or for those who don’t prefer to drive, the Tullis Trolley will ferry passengers to each stop. Participants are also invited to wear period costumes, in the era of their vehicle. Last year’s event saw a Rolls Royce with chauffeur and boa-draped rally participant, and a vintage 1965 Mustang convertible whose occupants were a “beat poet” and three letter-jacket-wearing “coeds.”

Cost is $25 per person. To register, call the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Biloxi at 228-435-6308.