4th Annual (NO) Trash Bash A Night of Recycled Fashion


Don’t throw away those newspapers and plastic bags! Your recyclable trash could be just what you need to create the most amazing fashions the coast has ever seen.

The 4th Annual (NO) Trash Bash will be held on Wednesday, March 19th at 6 p.m. at the Bay Saint Louis Community Center on Blaize Avenue. All you need to compete is an eye for design, the heart of an artist and, of course, a little trash.

Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and outfit design, level of difficulty, accessories and overall impression. So, grab your glue gun and duct tape and fill out the entry form at Baystlouis.wix.com/notrashbash.

The mastermind behind this award-winning event is Katie Stewart, Beautification Administrator for the City of Bay Saint Louis and Director of Keep Bay Saint Louis Beautiful. “The (NO) Trash Bash was named Most Stolen Fundraising Idea last year. Katie is hoping that the fundraiser will meet this year’s goal of $8000 to go toward the beautification of the city.

“Recently, the Bay St. Louis Community Garden was vandalized and 13 fruit trees were stolen. We want to replace those trees, add an herb garden and a vegetable patch for the community to share in,” Katie said.

The Keep Bay St. Louis beautiful team, along with other volunteers, will maintain the gardens located on Old Spanish Trail and Bookter Street across from the senior center and behind the Boys and Girls Club.

The event will include a large silent auction, cash prizes for the winners of the design competition, concessions, vendors and entertainment. The Bay High Steppers will perform and admission to attend is only $10. Silent auction items may be dropped off at city hall by March 17th.

Paul Fairconnetue, Director of Cultural Affairs and Community Affairs for the City of Bay St. Louis, is excited to see what the designers produce this year. “Designers can be any age. We’ve had them compete as young as 3 years old! Because the competition is broken down into age divisions of Pre-K thru 6th grade, 7th thru 12th and adults, we’re able to give everyone a fair chance,” Paula said.

All entries must be submitted no later than Monday, March 17th to Katie Stewart at baybeautification@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 2550 Bay St. Louis, MS. 39521.

Contestants may go online to obtain an application and to view the rules of the competition. Additional information can be provided by contacting Katie Stewart at 228-342-3664.

Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door the night of the show.


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