Indian Nation, it's time to get fired up!

A pep rally for the varsity football team, your chance to meet the players and coaches, will be this evening beginning at 6 on the Town Green. It's also your first look at this year's edition of the marching band, cheerleaders and Biloxi Belles.

Additionally, the Touchdown Club will be selling merchandise and cold bottled water before and after the Pep Rally. In fact, all the Biloxi booster clubs will be set up to sell merchandise, food, drinks and more.

The pep rally is designed to help set the stage for the Indians Friday night appearance in the annual Sprimp Bowl. Biloxi will be facing Long Beach in Game One of the doubleheader. Game time is 5:30 p.m. at Milner Stadium, at 1403 38th Ave. in Gulfport. Biloxi fans should sit on the visitors side of the field.

 

News and notes

Blessey on the record: Gerald Blessey, the former legislator and former mayor, who Haley Barbour tapped to be the state's post-Katrina housing czar in 2008, discusses the state of our recovery during a luncheon Friday at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art's Hancock Bank Katrina Cafe. Cost is $10, which includes the presentation, lunch and ticket into the multi-media exhibits, which normally costs a sawbuck itself. Make reservations now at (228) 374-5547.

Podcasting: Talk of the pending Katrina anniversary events and the ongoing discussions of the municipal budget top this week's City Desk program, which was recorded this morning at City Hall. To listen to the nine-minute program, click here.

 

Released by Vincent Creel, Public Affairs Manager, City of Biloxi