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Episode #1213

Celebrate America Balloon Glow

Air date 05/22/14
Host: Walt Grayson

The Mississippi Roads crew celebrates July 4th in Ridgeland with the Celebrate America Balloon Glow. Every year since 1990, more than twenty thousand people show up for great music, entertainment, food, and fun near Northpark Mall. We join them for the fun and festivities, as well as take a look behind the scenes and speak with one of the balloonists who makes the trip to take part in the glow.

Plus, Marianne Todd spent years as a photographer working with political figures and heavy hitters before realizing her dream to start a magazine. If you've picked up a copy of Legends Magazine, then you've seen her work. The magazine covers everything from the state's arts, culture, people, places and events in a beautiful format with gorgeous pictures and well-worded stories.

When Katrina tore through the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Bay St. Louis was one of the communities hit hard. Gone with many of its businesses and residences was its community theater. But, as the saying goes, the show must go on. The community rallied together to restore an old building, and in doing so, brought hope and happiness to the community as a whole.

And finally, if you're ever dining at the Ole Biloxi Schooner Seafood Restaurant in Biloxi and see something strange out of the corner of your eye - well, you wouldn't be the first to do so. We learn about the history of the restaurant and the building it rests in - and why it may be home to some strange occurrences. 

LINKS:
http://www.ridgelandms.org/ai1ec_event/celebrate-america-balloon-glow/?instance_id=4952

http://readlegends.com/

http://www.bsllt.org

 

 



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