On Saturday, November 7, 2015, The city of Lucedale unveiled its War Memorial dedicated to our Veterans. The Memorial is located inside the Lucedale Municipal Park. It consists of 5 pillars standing upright with an elliptical hole in the top of each. On Nov 11 at 11:00 AM, the sun will shine through the holes and illuminate a bronze plaque honoring the veterans. It will be the only moment in the year when this will occur. The timing signifies the time when the armistice was signed ending WWI. It was engineered by local Jim Corley and constructed by several City of Lucedale Public Works Employees. Among those attending was U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo.
The City of Lucedale celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, February 12, 2016 with an awards ceremony honoring the Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners. Winners are pictured from left to right front row: 2nd place grade 4th-6th Winner Juan Luna, 1st place grade K-3rd winner Jenna Watson, 1st place grade 4th-6th winner: Alvin Chen, Overall 5th grade winner Kynleigh Anderson and 2nd place grade K-3rd winner Lane Puckett. Back row left to right: Mayor Doug Lee, Alderman Louis Valentine, and Mississippi Forestry Commission Officer Meacham Harlow.
The City of Lucedale would like to thank Mississippi Power for providing a Saf/Top Fence Guard for the chain length fences at the Milton Murrah baseball complex. The Saf/Top Fence Guard provides quality protection against snagging, increases visibility and protects against chain length injuries. Pictured above are the Mississippi Power employees who installed the guard on Friday, February 26, 2016.
On May 3, 2016 at the City's regular Board Meeting, Mayor Lee, the Board of Alderman, City Clerk, and City Attorney recognized Captain Lynwood Mallette of the Lucedale Fire Department on his 21 years of service to the City. Mallette will retire in June. During the Board Meeting, Mayor Lee read a Resolution thanking Captain Mallette for his service to the City and presented him with a two plaques, as well as a pocket watch gifted from the Board, City Clerk, and City Attorney and Mayor. The City wants to thank Captain Lynwood for his many years of service and dedication.
The Mayor recently proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month throughout the City of Lucedale and encourages all our citizens to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month and to promote mental health wellness that will promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and the community. Pictured from left to right with the Mayor Lee holding the Proclamation is Debbie Smith and Carla Brooks, both representatives of Singing River Mental Health Services.
On April 22, 2016, R. Evans Realty celebrated Earth Day by planting three live oak trees in the Lucedale CIty Park.
Pictures from Left to Right: Donna Crump. Middle Photo:Hannah Davis, Donna Crump, Samantha Carmical, Russell Evans, Patty Henderson, Kristopher Hempstead, and Brandi Grissom. Third Photo: Russell Evans, Broker.
The Vietnam Traveling Wall and its motorcycle escorts stopped in Lucedale on May 18, 2016 on its way to the state capitol. The Motorcycle escort lead the Wall to the City Park where they laid two wreaths at the Vietnam Memorial.
At the June 7th Board Meeting, Mayor Lee recognized the Oak Grove Communities Litter Patrol for their participation in the 2016 Great American Cleanup and were given badges announcing them as the Litter Patrol. Members attending the meeting were Ms. Daisye Campbell, Coordinator, and members: Delancy Lawrence, Justin Bradley, Cameron Martin, Brenn Moody, and Nathan Johnson. Each boy received a certification of appreciation for their dedication and help in keep Lucedale's streets litter free.
On Saturday July 9, 2016 Lucedale's Farmers Market held their annual Watermelon Fun Day at the Courthouse Square.
There were several games/contests held and the winners from each age group were provided with plaques and certificates and are pictured above.
along with Connie Shockley, GC Board of Supervisors; Mayor Doug Lee, City of Lucedale; and Monica Turner, GC Chamber of Commerce.
Free watermelon slices were handed out to everyone attending Saturdays festivities.
A huge thank you to Stringfellow & Courtney Farms, and Eubanks Produce for donating the watermelons used Saturday. The City of Lucedale appreciates your generosity and encourages everyone to support our local farmers and buy local!
Watermelon Fun Day Photos Credit: Linda Fallon, GC Board of Supervisors.