Sold-out crowd to pay homage to fire museum supporter

A sold-out crowd will be on hand Saturday night when members of West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum present their annual steak fundraiser and honor former Biloxi Mayor Daniel D. “Danny” Guice.

Guice, the former Biloxi mayor, state representative and judge has been a faithful supporter of the museum since it opened and has attended nearly every event the museum volunteers have hosted. 

“We wanted to incorporate something new this year,” Fire Chief Joe Boney said of the event, which sold out Thursday.  “We want to recognize someone in Biloxi who has really helped the museum move forward and Danny Guice has done just that.”

In addition to the tribute, attendees will be treated to an evening social at 6:30 followed by a steak dinner where the special cut, large steaks will be prepared by Biloxi firefighters.

“Chefs in the fire department will prepare the steaks to your order and firefighters serve the steaks at the dinner,”  Boney said. 

The museum, located at 1046 Howard Ave., is in an historic 1937 fire house and showcases exhibits featuring many historic photographs as well as antique fire equipment that documents the history of the Biloxi Fire Department, which dates back more than 120 years.
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Elsewhere: Health Fair, Heritage honorees and more

Attention parents: The Fall Into Health and Safety Children’s Fair, open to children up to age five, takes place at the Lopez School on St. John Avenue Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  Also on Saturday morning, you’ll find the Walk to End Alzheimer’s -Gulf Coast on the Town Green.

Then on Saturday afternoon beginning at 2, the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum hosts its 3rd annual Heritage Hall of Fame ceremony. The ceremony will honor 44 individuals who have helped shape the seafood industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Then on Sunday, well-known Coast photographer Alex North will be at the Biloxi Visitors Center from 2 to 4 p.m. to unveil his new calendar, “2017 Heaven’s Gateway Calendar.”
See more about the health fair and Heritage honorees
See a complete line up of events


News and notes

Police benefit and fundraiser: The Biloxi Police Department has teamed up with other local law enforcement organizations to host a fundraiser for the families of the fallen and injured police officers of Baton Rouge.  The fundraiser takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Golden Nugget Casino Resort.  To purchase a $30 ticket, call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-435-6100.  To see the flyer, click here. 

Public meetings: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. To see the lineup of regularly scheduled meetings, and how you can participate in the process, click here.

City Desk: City legal adviser Gerald Blessey and Fire Chief Joe Boney are the guests this week on the weekly City Desk podcast. To listen to the program, click here.