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.
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
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.
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
To Help With Upgrades at Friendship Park.
Jail and Bail Facebook Event Link
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
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
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
- 1st AmeriClean
- 2nd Team Drennan
- 3rd Ashlee Thompson
- People’s Choice