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Community Development Precedes Economic Development
Creative Outdoor Spaces Project 2 – Welcome to Thigpen Alley

Picayune Main Street, Inc. Economic Vitality Team & Picayune Public Works Dept. spent many hours on Creative Outdoor Space

Muralist Ashley Mason and Andy Green’s art added culture and historic relevance of our community along with adding an attraction for locals and tourists alike.

MS Power, Coast Electric, MS Main Street and City of Picayune’s support and contributions are appreciated and vital to continue our mission of Revitalizing Downtown Picayune.

Creative Outdoor Spaces Bank Alley & Thigpen Alley bring life to the downtown and will provide a place for outdoor gatherings for years to come.

Economic Vitality Team,
Eric Morris, Tom Milar, Byron Hill, Christy Goss and Reba Beebe
Creative Outdoor Spaces Project 2 Welcome to Thigpen Alley

https://bit.ly/3sl1tow

Stay Tuned for Completion of Project and Alley Dedication



56TH PICAYUNE BI-ANNUAL FALL STREET FESTIVAL
A PICAYUNE MAIN STREET, INC EVENT
Discover Historic Downtown Picayune, MS and Experience the New South Old Charm that our community is known for. Check out Downtown Antique & Vintage, Art & Clothing Shops & Delicious Local Dining along with over 250 Artisans featuring Antique, Woodwork, Clothing, Jewelry along with a variety of food vendors to please every taste bud. Visit the Street Festival Tab for application and guidelines



April 9, 2022 @ 10am Ribbon Cutting Kids Kingdom Playground @

Friendship Park Designed by Burke Playground and Installed by Planet Recess 1701 South Haugh Avenue Picayune MS 39466
https://www.wlox.com/2022/04/08/friendship-park-upgrades-include-kids-kingdom/

April 2&3, 2022 Picayune MS 55th Semi-Annual Street Festival

Discover Historic Downtown Picayune, MS and Experience the New South Old Charm that our community is known for. Check out Downtown Antique & Vintage, Art & Clothing Shops & Delicious Local Dining along with over 250 Artisans featuring Antique, Woodwork, Clothing, Jewelry and Personal Care items along with a variety of food vendors to please every taste bud.

  • Entertainment on Main Stage Saturday & Sunday 100 Hwy 11 N.
  • Boulevard Cruisers Classic Car Show 601-347-3642 Saturday on 300 Blk North Main Street/ 201 Hwy 11 North
  • 5K Run 1 Mile Run 601-569-0913 on Saturday 3pm @ Crosby Commons 801 Goodyear Blvd
  • Returning on Saturday & Sunday Axe Throwing Trailer 400 Blk West Canal Street.
Spring Street Festival Map https://bit.ly/3Nuc3m5

No Unauthorized Solicitations, Bicycles, or Motorized Vehicles. No Skateboards.  Service Pets only & must be on a leash.


SAVE OUR PARK COOK OFF FUNDRAISER

Gumbo & Dessert Cook Off Results

  • Seafood Gumbo
  • 1st Team Drennan
  • 2nd Team Bud & Lynn
  • 3rd PRC Sheriff’s Dept
  • Meat Gumbo
  • 1st Rowell Correctional Facility
  • 2nd Picayune Fire Dept.
  • 3rd Team KB Kauffman
  • Dessert
  • 1st AmeriClean
  • 2nd Team Drennan
  • 3rd Ashlee Thompson
  • People’s Choice
  • AmeriClean
 

Main Street Accomplishments

 P.O. Box 1656 Picayune MS 39466   601-799-3070-phone    www.picayunemainstreet.com

Picayune A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

2021 Picayune Main Street, Inc. Accomplishments

Applying the National Main Street 4-Point Approach

Design; Organization; Promotion & Economic Vitality to Achieve Downtown Beautification & Historic Preservation  Projects

 

 Design

  • Funded   Mural on Wilson Printing Building- Andy Green, Artist
  • Funded Mural on Picayune Drug Building & Stewart Insurance Building by Artist Ashley Mason
  • Awarded Funds to complete 5 Façade Projects in Downtown Picayune
  • Assisted with location of a permanent stage location and provided funds to floor stage for downtown events
  • Added a 3rd Bridge over a drainage ditch to connect Shay Park Pavilion for downtown events

Organization

  • 2021 Civic Award 1st Place Picayune Main Street, Inc. Elee Reeves, First Lady of MS presented award- Christy Goss, Reba Beebe, Eric Morris & Tom Milar accepted award.
  • 2020 Law Enforcement Recognition 1st Place Award City of Picayune Code Enforcement Tom Milar Winner
  • 2020 Business/Industry Award 1st Place Mississippi Power Company Environmental Stewardship Council  Eric Morris, City of Picayune Public Works accepted award.
  • 2020 Civic/Non-Profit 2nd Place Picayune Main Street, Inc. Reba Beebe, Director accepted award

     Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

  • Norman Howell- Board Member was Awarded Volunteer of the Year
  • Suzan Wilson- Board Member Awarded Cheerleader of the Year by Chamber Director Terry Farr

    Picayune Main Street, Inc. Organization Accomplishments

  • Awarded Payroll Protection Program Grant #2 to secure staff during Pandemic
  • Sponsor General Membership Meetings & Breakfast Event Planning & Christmas Appreciation Luncheon for City. Continue to Share Members & Local Organization Events via Social Media upon request
  • Participated in Save Our Park Campaign to help raise funds to rebuild a local playground & upgrade sport fields. Jail & Bail Campaign & Raffle Tickets Raised $42,834.21

Promotion

  • Listed as 1 of 20 Premier Programs in the 2021 MS State Tour Guide
  • Sponsored Picayune 53rd Spring in April 54th Bi-Annual Fall Street Festival in November  
  • Co-Sponsor with City of Picayune the Annual Christmas on the Rails and Shop by Candlelight Event
  • Partnered with City to provide essential service support of downtown events
  • Selected City Rexall Drug as the 2021 Historic Collectible Christmas Ornament (# 22 in Historic Collection)
  • Created New event Main Street Music Event- 3 Day Downtown event promoting local artist and businesses.      Proceeds from event will purchase Christmas Decorations for Jack Read Park.
  • Held the 1st Maker’s Market with 18 local artisans participating.

Economic Vitality

  • Awarded MS Main Street- 2021 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project “Making Downtown More Lovable 2”Received $40,000.00 in Grants for Downtown Revitalization Purpose
  • Received $4000.00 Grants from Visit MS to promote Picayune MS
  • Received $ 13,7500.00 in Sponsorship Support for 2021 Alley Projects
  • Received $1,000.00 Grant Downtown Beautification Grant from Wal-Mart
  • Awarded $50,000.00 in Grants to Downtown Business/Property Owners/Downtown Parking lot
  • Economic Vitality Team Successfully Completed Revitalization of an Alley “Creative Outdoor Spaces” on East Canal
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Community Development Precedes Economic Development

2020 MS Main Street Awards – Picayune Main Street, Inc. won the                                        2020 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project for                                                              Making Downtown More Lovable Promotion

2019 MS Main Street State Awards Luncheon,                                                                                 Mr. Bill Edwards was Nominated Home Town Hero.
Reba Beebe  Board Member Beth Stewart Jarrell and House 108 Representative Stacey Wilkes accepted award in Mr. Bill’s absence.
Mayor Ed Pinero Presented Mr. Bill Edwards 2019 Award  @ City Council Meeting

City of Picayune received 2 awards during the 2018 MS Main Street Association Awards at the Old Capitol Inn Building in Jackson MS.  
Picayune Main Street, Inc. with the help of Bill & Sally Edwards of SalBil Video nominated the City of Picayune for both awards.

 

 

New South, Old Charm – Main Street Picayune