Letter from our Editor Oct. 2014

100114.gtpHappy Fall Ya’ll!
Welcome to another edition of GTP as we kick off this beautiful time of year. Cooler weather, football games every weekend, and wonderful things to see and do up and down the Coast fill this season with great fun. Enjoy it!
This month we visit with Linda Sumrall, owner of A Pet’s Memory Funeral Home and Crematory. Although an unpleasant subject, the loss of a beloved pet is part of life. GTP takes you behind the scenes of this very important and much needed service. Meet the compassionate couple who will be there for you every step of the way.
Beauvoir will once again host the Fall Muster and Cemetery Tour! Both events promise to be extraordinary educational opportunities for everyone. Get all the information in this issue.
Adrenaline Tattoo is bringing some of the most noted ink artists to the Coast for the 4th Annual Inktoberfest at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center on October 17-19. It is going to be an epic weekend!
And little girls will make memories to last a lifetime at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the American Girl Fashion Show and PJ Party. We will tell you all about it!

GO SAINTS!

Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor

A Pet’s Memory, The First Open Door Pet Crematorium on the Coast

petsmemorylogo2The death of a loved one is an inescapable part of life. Those of us who are completely devoted to our pets, feel the pain and loss as deeply as when a fellow human being passes on. It is a time of confusion, sadness, and often disbelief. It is a time when we need the compassion and caring of others, especially those who truly understand what we are going through. The owners of A Pet’s Memory Pet Funeral Home and Crematory, Linda and Glynn Sumrall, understand. They will provide your beloved companion with ultimate respect and gentle care. You can rest assured that your pet will be given a dignified and personal memorial, that will make you proud as well as help you through the grieving process. (more…)

American Girl Fashion Show at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

FashionShowAmerican Girl is coming to the Coast! What a rare opportunity for girls in South Mississippi. American Girl dolls are the unique creations that allow young ladies to choose a forever friend that’s just like them! From hair color and length to skin tone and eye color, the choices are endless for those who want a customized version of an American Girl to call their own. You can even get a doll that has freckles or a “Bittie Baby” so your doll can have a sibling or two! (more…)

THE BEAUVOIR FALL MUSTER AND VOICES OF THE PAST PREMIER PERFORMANCE

DSC_0969smallComing up in just a few short weeks, Beauvoir on the beach in Biloxi, will be alive with excitement, pageantry, and fun. This time of year, civil war reenactments take center stage on the historical property, with all the pomp and circumstance of the real thing. It all begins the evening of Friday, October 17, at 8:00 p.m with a special Artillery salute. But this year, the day will include a School Day attraction as well. 850 students will be in attendance and quite possibly many more. Kids will have the opportunity to see what it was really like to live as a soldier during this volatile time in our nation’s history. (more…)

4th Annual Inktoberfest Tattoo Convention

Inktoberfest-Tattoo-Convention-2014Adrenaline Tattoo has done it again! By bringing some of the world’s most renowned talent to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Aaron Antonucci and the other fine folks at Adrenaline Tattoo are poised to make this year’s festival one to remember. You will meet tattoo aficionados like Robert LaSardo of CSI: Miami and featured artists Clint Cummings and Ally Lee of Ink Masters as well as Bob Elmore, TJ Hall, Ink Father and Earl Noble. This is the only place on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that you will find over 70 tattoo artists gathered to bring the ink to life just for you. (more…)

CAFÉ CLIMB, CLIMB Community Development Corporation

cafecCafé Climb and Climb CDC is inspiring self-reliance in the lives of young people on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Climb CDC started 9 years ago as part of an international organization but 3 years ago it became a local and independently governed place where learning is all about on the job training.
Not only is the organization focused on teaching and training our local young people but they are tuned into the needs of employers across the state and beyond. Many of the students work with local businesses to hone their skills. (more…)

26th Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup

MCC-Logo-WebSet your calendars to give back and make a difference on Saturday, October 18th. The celebration will be at 52 sites all along the coast and your help is desperately needed to make this year’s event a success.
You can choose to make our coast, wetlands, and islands more beautiful by participating in this labor of love. Volunteers from across the coast will share in the responsibility as they cleanup marshes, barrier islands, beaches, wetlands, and tidal areas before being treated to a very special lunch. All those registered to participate will receive a lunch ticket from the area coordinator in charge when they pick up their supplies for the day. (more…)