Outstanding Citizen to be named April 26

Biloxi will name its Outstanding Citizen Wednesday, April 26 during a Biloxi Lions Club luncheon at the Biloxi Yacht Club. 

The noontime luncheon is open to the public and has a $20 fee. For reservations, contact Vincent Creel at vcreel@biloxi.ms.us or (228) 435-6368.

The Lions Club outstanding citizen program dates back more than 80 years, to 1931, when W.F. Swan was named the city’s outstanding citizen. Since that time, each year, the city and Lions Club recognize “a Biloxian who has worked to make our community a better place to live, and someone who has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for all Biloxians,” said Biloxi Lions Club President Darrell Galey.

Over the years, a host of community and civic leaders and businesspeople have been honored. Last year, Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney was named as Biloxi’s Outstanding Citizen. For 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina, the Lions Club broke with tradition and named an entire class of people – the Citizens of Biloxi – and had Mayor A.J. Holloway accept the honor.
See the roster of outstanding citizens
See photos from the 2016 luncheon


News and notes

Senior center ribbon cutting:  A ceremony for the new Harrison County East Biloxi Senior Center will be held on Thursday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. To see the flyer, click here.

William Carey benefit game: The Biloxi Shuckers season begins tonight with an exhibition game against the William Carey Crusaders, to benefit the tornado-ravaged Hattiesburg college. To see the Biloxi Shuckers website, click here