National Day of Prayer is Thursday

Biloxi’s National Day of Prayer, which takes place Thursday on the front steps of City Hall, will honor the late Carleen Hall, longtime organizer of the annual ceremony in Biloxi.

The public ceremony, which runs from noon to 1 p.m., marks the 70th Mississippi National Day of Prayer.

A host of community leaders and clergy will take part in the ceremony.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will present a proclamation honoring Hall, who had coordinated Biloxi’s National Day of Prayer since 1994. Her husband, Stan, remains involved and will accept the proclamation. Carleen Edith Hilchey Hall was born Aug. 1, 1945 in Batavia, N.Y., and died in Biloxi in 2020. Said her obituary: She loved people and was known as “The Hug Lady” at her church.
See the program

News & notes: Council, summer camp, reports

City Council: The Biloxi City Council has its first meeting of the month tonight at 6 at Biloxi City Hall. The meeting will be streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here. To watch the meeting live, beginning at 6 p.m., click the LIVE tab at the top of the city’s website.

Summer playground registration: The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department has late registration for this year’s summer camp, weekdays through May 14 or until the remaining dozen spots fill up. For more information, call the recreation office at 228-388-7170.

The week that was: See the detailed weekly reports of the activities in key city departments by clicking here.