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              WHAT'S NEW IN PICAYUNE
story and photos courtesy of Picayune Main Street
Committed to the
belief that “Community Development precedes Economic Development,” the Main Street Association of Picayune, Mississippi, remains a driving force behind the booming economy of our Downtown District.
We have changed our aesthetic from barren and derelict to colorful, usable, exciting, and Instagram- worthy through facade grants for storefront improvements, creation of murals by local artists on once barren walls, and the full transformation of two alleys into vibrant public spaces.
Our semi-annual street
festivals see our population more than double. Shop by Candlelight and Christmas on the Rails are staples of the holiday season, while pop-up music events and sidewalk sales keep our downtown bustling year-round. Headline music events and a gumbo cookoff, benefitted the creation of a new state of
the art playground that is the second largest in the state.
We are particularly excited by our upcoming slate of events and by the planned addition of new public amenities made possible
by a $100,000 grant from Mississippi Main Street. Come grow with us!
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