National Day of Prayer ceremony set for Thursday

Biloxi will mark National Day of Prayer with a multi-denominational observance Thursday at noon at Biloxi City Hall.

The hour-long ceremony, organized by Carleen E. Hall, is scheduled to take place indoors this year, instead of on the front steps of City Hall, because of the threat of inclement weather.

The event, themed “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us, Forgive Us, Heal Us!”,  is free and open to the public.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will present a proclamation in honor of National Day of Prayer, and a host of local clergy and others will take part in the program.


News and notes

Red Tide:  The Parks & Recreation Department’s summer competitive swim team, Biloxi Red Tide, is currently holding registration weekdays from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Biloxi Natatorium.  The team is open to ages 6 to 18 who can swim 25 yards efficiently.  To see view flyer, click here and to see more about BRT, click here.

Crime mapping: Do you know that the Biloxi Police Department maintains a crime-mapping program? Well they do.  It allows residents and visitors to be more aware of activities in neighborhoods and throughout the city.  To visit the site, located on the home page of the city’s website, click here.