Program Events & Projects

March 17th-19th 2022
Shop Dine & Play Local Spring Sidewalk Sale
Check Each Locally Owned Participating Merchant or Restaurant’s Facebook/ Social Media Page for Individual Sales & Times.
March 18th Spring Sounds in Downtown 6pm-9pm
210 West Canal Free Outdoor Concert.
6pm Faith & Gary Cooper
7pm Eric Sharp & Johnny Ringo



“Canal Place” Alley Project

Pearl River County Economic Development District Director, Lindsay Ward “There was great attendance at the Mississippi Economic Development Council’s Winter Legislative Conference 2022 in Jackson. The Conference was packed full of informative speakers and panels of speakers discussing the economic outlook for the future along with many other topics.”

“Canal Place” Alley Project in Picayune won a Community Economic Development Award. Picayune Main Street, Inc. Director Reba Beebe was able to accept the award at the awards luncheon with Economic Development Director Lindsay Ward and Project Manager Christy Goss.
Creative Outdoor Spaces Project #1 Ribbon Cutting Dedication is Thursday, October 14th @ 5:30 @ 121 East Canal Street Picayune MS

Committee

Christy Goss, Keep Picayune Beautiful, Director; Eric Morris, Picayune Public Works, Director; Byron Hill, MS Power Local Manager; Tom Milar, Planning and Zoning Director; Reba Beebe, Picayune Main Street, Inc. Director

SPONSORS

City Of Picayune, Keep Picayune Beautiful, MS Power, First National Bank of Picayune, Heritage Plastics, C&M Marines Venture LLC, The Mini Storage Picayune, Picayune Chamber of Commerce, HD Recycling & Salvage, Picayune Rotary Club, Kiwanis of Picayune, Huey P Stockstill LLC, Home Depot of Picayune, Sherwin Williams of Picayune, Smith Enterprises, Southern Exterior Fence, Freddy & Lisa James, Keep MS Beautiful, Picayune Main Street, Inc.


Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on Monday, January 10th @ 10am to dedicate the construction of the new playground at Kid’s Kingdom in Friendship Park in Picayune MS
” Kids Kingdom Playground will be one of the prime playgrounds in South Mississippi,” said Picayune Mayor Jim Luke. “It will be the only full-inclusive playground for children with disabilities on the Gulf Coast.”
“We see color, we see vertical structures, and it is all the beginning of the third-largest playground in the state of Mississippi,” said Eric Morris, Picayune Public Works Director.   Kids Kingdom Playground will be one of the prime playgrounds in South MS”

Come Experience the New South Old Charm in Picayune MS. Picayune Main Street, Inc. Mission is to enhance our community and encourage investment in Charming Picayune MS


We focus our attention and resources in the heart of the city. Throughout the year, Picayune Main Street, Inc. sponsors events in Downtown Picayune, MS to help support a vibrant shopping and dining district and create a place that attracts people and inspires everyone to Enjoy Events, Arts, Antiques, Shop, Dine & Play Local while experiencing The New South Old Charm of Historic Picayune, MS

Picayune MS is A Precious Coin in the Purse of the South just 40 miles   from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans and the big gaming action of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we are strategically located to offer the best of both worlds
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Come Experience the New South Old Charm in Picayune MS.
Picayune Main Street, Inc. Mission is to enhance our community and encourage investment in Picayune.



Save Our Park Committee raised a total of $42,834.21 to assist with Friendship Park Playground & Sports Complex Improvements. Sheriff David Allison, Theresa Milar, Reba Beebe, Tom Milar, City Manager Freddy Drennan, Trevor Adam- Not in photo Christy Goss & Raquel Theriot. A Great Team !!

Jail and Bail Save our Park Updates

Save Our Park Jail and Bail

Community Fundraiser Raised
$30,196.21
To Help With Upgrades at Friendship Park
.

YES HE DID!
The Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison locked up the Director of Picayune Main Street, Inc. Reba Beebe during the Jail and Bail Save Our Park Fundraiser on September 15,2021 at the Intermodal & Tourist Center 200 Hwy 11 S 39466


Committee Members Present During Jail and Bail were
“Judge ” Tom Milar, Trevor Adams, Captain, Theresa Carpenter Milar, Christy Hilsher Goss, Gidget Mutchler O’Daniels, Kaitlyn Walker,  Raquel Theriot & Picayune Police Chief Joe Quave. We had a blast yesterday & help raise $$ for the future of the children in our community


THANK YOU EVERYONE  For Donating To Save Our Park Jail & Bail Fundraiser, we have not closed out the JAIL & BAIL SAVE OUR PARK Fundraiser.


Jail and  Bail Facebook Event Link

https://facebook.com/events/s/jail-bail-prisoners-for-the-pa/523678415738538/

SAVE OUR PARK
WRJW 1320AM 106.9FM Link Below Information on 1.9 M Grant
with a 20% Match and Plans for Friendship Park Sport Fields.

https://www.wrjwradio.com/single-post/mayor-jim-luke-details-upcoming-friendship-park-upgrades



 
Outstanding Façade Improvement Program – 
This award recognizes a Main Street façade improvement program that has contributed to
façade improvements of multiple buildings located within a downtown district.
 
Winner: Picayune Main Street, Inc. – Making Downtown More Loveable 2
Director: Reba Beebe
Accepting: Byron Hill
Picayune Main Street’s Economic Vitality Team understands downtown is critical to the success of the community. With confidence that the community would survive the pandemic, the team agreed to continue Moving Picayune Forward with the Revitalization Campaign
“Making Downtown More Lovable 2”.
Eight downtown businesses were revitalized with new awnings through funds from Picayune Main Street’s Façade Grant Program and a Community Investment Program Grant from the Mississippi Power Foundation. Mississippi Power Area Manager Byron Hill is very active in Downtown Picayune’s Revitalization Projects to keep the community lively and strong. Downtown business owners have seen a noticeable increase in foot traffic.

New businesses have opened or expanded.
The project has clearly achieved the goals to move
Picayune Forward and make downtown
More Lovable and Alive!

Picayune Main Street, Inc. is a National Accredited Program
Accredited status is National Main Street top tier of recognition. This exclusive
designation signifies a commitment to comprehensive revitalization, community
engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. Main Street America Accredited™
programs have a proven track record of planning, implementing, and measuring results
that align with the Main Street Approach. National Accreditation is a powerful advocacy
tool that highlights a program’s work and showcases their achievements.

All Accredited programs have demonstrated their success by meeting a series of rigorous accreditation
standards:
1. Has broad-based community support for the commercial district revitalization
process, with strong support from both the public and private sectors
2. Has developed vision and mission statements relevant to community conditions and
to the local Main Street program’s organizational stage
3. Has a comprehensive Main Street work plan
4. Possess an historic preservation ethic
5. Has an active board of directors and committees
6. Has an adequate operating budget
7. Has a paid professional program manager
8. Conducts a program of ongoing training for staff and volunteers
9. Reports key statistics
10. Is a current member of the Main Street America™ Network. In states or regions that
have existing Coordinating Programs, communities work with their Coordinating Program
to grow their revitalization effort and meet the performance standards above.
Coordinating Programs evaluate, select, and recommend Accredited programs to the
National Main Street Center annually. In areas where there is no Coordinating Program,
NMSC may accredit communities that have retained the necessary training and
evaluation services needed to meet accreditation standards.

MOVING PICAYUNE FORWARD DOWNTOWN PROJECTS


Come Experience the New South Old Charm in Picayune MS.
Picayune MS is A Precious Coin in the Purse of the South

just 40 miles  from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans and
the big gaming action of the Mississippi Gulf Coast,
we are strategically located to offer the best of both worlds.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRECEDES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Eight downtown businesses were revitalized with new awnings through funds from Picayune Main Street’s Façade Grant Program and a Community Investment Program Grant from the Mississippi Power Foundation.

1-Luxe Beauty Salon 300 West Canal Jon & Tanya Tomei 2-The Foundation 200 East Canal John & Angie Hunt 3-The Real Estate Company 111 Hwy 11 South Donna & Johnny Molina 4-Larry’s Dry Cleaning  220 B West Canal Larry & Sandy Barrios 5-Barze Antique & Collectible 105 Hwy 11 South Ted & Lynne Barze’

Mr Bill & MS Evelyn Edwards 6- Brazillian Jiu Jitsu 107 Hwy 11 S. 7-Budget Furniture Outlet 109 Hwy 11South 8-B & D Contracting 110 East Canal

Mixed Media Visual Artist and Muralist, Andy Green, designed a collection of murals and signage using local  history through detailed art in Downtown Picayune.

City of Picayune Beautification Department has 2 Greenhouses donated from MS Power and PRC School System. The beautification department cultivates and transplants over 6,000 plants twice a year. The department  designed, planted and maintains 70 flowerbeds throughout Picayune,  20 of those flowerbeds along with 77 planters and hanging baskets are located in Downtown Picayune MS.

Ashley Anderson Mason, owner of Gallery 32 Studio, an Acrylic and Muralist is sharing her talent in Downtown Picayune MS . Stay tuned for more of Ashley’s artwork soon in Downtown Picayune MS.
Follow Gallery 32 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ashleymasonart/

  • 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