The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center will host a political rally for all Ocean Springs municipal candidates June 3, three days ahead of the June 6 general election.
“This event is planned to mirror an experience similar to the old-fashioned stump speeches similar to The Neshoba County Fair,” said Stacy Howell, executive director of the Mary C.
This event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Mary C. While the original plan was to have a fish fry with plates for sale for $10, the expected inclement weather has changed plans.
“Due to the weather, we have had to move it inside, and we are having pulled pork plates, as they are easier to work with,” Howell explained.
There will also be live entertainment provided by The Tall Boys.
“It should be a lot of fun and a great afternoon to learn more about the candidates, while raising money for our beloved Mary C.,” said Vicki Applewhite, a member of the Mary C. O’Keefe board of directors and co-chairman of the event.
The event will run from 3-5 p.m. Candidates will each be given five minutes to “stump” for votes.
The event, billed as an “Old-Fashioned Political Rally & Fish Fry” will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Mary C. During the event, candidates will each be given five minutes to “stump” for votes.
“The goal of this event is to raise funds for The Mary C. and to showcase all of the candidates to the community in a fun and positive way,” Howell said. “It brings us together as a community and it educates us on the issues of the day.”