The Mystic Krewe of Zeus celebrated the beginning of the carnival season at its annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.
Members received invitations displaying a tribute to the year 1924, the founding year of the Krewe of Zeus. The black and silver- adorned invitation reflected decor of the roaring 20s, complete with a mock-gilded headband and feathers. As announced in the invitation, the Diamond Jubilee celebration promised a "Speakeasy" evening, complete with 1920's inspired merriment and music.
The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ is returning to Hattiesburg Feb. 19-20 for the 31st Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The Department of Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the event at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.
Lecile Harris, six-time Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year, will once again be making an appearance at the rodeo this year. Lecile, a 50-year rodeo veteran, works nearly 125 performances a year at the world’s biggest rodeos.
The Distinguished Young Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties (formerly Junior Miss) program will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. The Distinguished Young Women program awards college scholarships to juniors in high school based on areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness.