2nd Annual Success Frog Fest 2013

frog-logoThe 2nd Annual Success Frog Fest 2013 is ‘hoppin’ back into the Fall activities list for September 2013. The FUNdraiser kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday the 28th and runs until 5 p.m. Proceeds from this exciting day will benefit the Success community through the organization For Success. This is a non-profit, community organized event with entertainment for all ages. All monies raised will go back into the community in the form of children’s activities, beautification and more.
Meet your family and friends at the Success Civic Center at 12361 School Road in Success. Unsure about exactly where the Success Community is? Just take the Hwy. 67 exit north off of I-10 and drive about 20 minutes where you will turn right at the Frog Fest sign. If you’re in the Gulfport area, take Hwy. 605 to Hwy. 67 and head north until you see the signs. Attendees to the festival don’t have to pay to park or pay an entry fee. Vendors will be on site to offer food, arts and crafts, face painting and more! A dunking booth manned by community members is always a big hit with everyone. See if you can knock one of the brave folks off the perch and into the cold water below. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Kian Davis, Event Coordinator, said that he’s looking forward to a sunny day with great musical entertainment and seeing children’s smiling faces. You may call Kian at 228-348-0350 if you would like to know more. Sharmin Culwell is also an Event Coordinator and may be reached at 228-832-8874. You can get in touch with the officials via facebook too.
Vendors are still being accepted and space is available at a very reasonable fee. Some reserved booths do have electrical service available but you must provide your own extension cords. Find out more about the event and the non-profit atwww.successcommunityms@gmail.com.
How did the Frog festival get it’s name? The Mississippi Gopher Frog or dusky gopher frog (Rana Servosa) is a rare species of that was listed as endangered in 1992 by the State and the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2001. The only known remaining population lives in Glen’s Pond in the Success Community! There are believed to be several other possible Gopher frog sites in Jackson County but they have not been confirmed as of yet. The Mississippi Gopher Frog is regarded asthe rarest amphibian in all of North American.
Zoos in New Orleans, Memphis, Omaha, Detroit and Miami have 75 Mississippi Gopher Frogs in captivity and are conducting ongoing artificial breeding programs. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has been working with the Mississippi Forestry Service to protect the last remaining population of these very special frogs.

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