Nearly 50 businesses will be handing out Halloween treats Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hiller Park for the third annual Halloween in Hiller.
The affair, sponsored by the city and Friends of Hiller Park Committee, will take place in the Barbara Ferrill Softball Fields, and kick off with a costume contest for ages up to 11. Visitors also will find hayrides and fire truck rides, children's games and inflatables, and the showing of the movie "Hotel Transylvania" at dusk. Food will be available for a minimal fee.
Councilmember Dixie Newman says about 2,000 people turned out for the event last year, and she's hoping for as many or more this year.
See a flyer about the event
Edgewater Mall to host indoor trick or treating
The merchants of Edgewater Mall wiIl be handing out candy to family trick or treaters on Friday, Halloween, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
In fact, trick or treaters can even pick up a treat bag from any of the mall's tour entrances, and two photo booths will be set up for a complimentary photo to take home.
"Edgewater Mall is a family-friendly, weather-proof and, above all, safe option for families who plan to trick-or-treat," said Mall Manager Terry Powell.
The Bayou View Middle School band will be playing at the Dillard's stage area beginning at 5 p.m.
One request from the mall: No masks for those over age 12.
News and notes
Infrastructure encore: So why are the majority of the streets in east Biloxi being rebuilt at the same time? And when will we see paving? Those are the questions Oscar Renda project manager Tony Morrow answers in the City Desk program recorded Oct. 15. To hear a replay of that program, click here.
Firehouse cooking: Ever had a meal cooked by a firefighter? The West End Hose Company No. 3 will be serving steaks to your liking during "An Enchanted Evening," on Friday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the fire museum. Only 50 tickets will be available at $35 each, which includes hors d'ouevures, dinner, dessert, and, of course, free admission to the museum. Make your reservations now: firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-6200.
Council images: To see photos from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, click here.
I am Biloxi: Mayor Gilich's "I am Biloxi" video, edited my lensman Peter Petro, is the welcoming message on the city's You Tube page. To see the minute-long clip and several videos of progess, click here.
Released by Biloxi Public Affairs Manager Vincent Creel