New Hancock tourism sign unveiled
By Dwayne Bremer
Jul 11, 2014, 20:11
Officials from the Hancock County Tourism Bureau, Hancock County, and the cities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland on Friday unveil this new Welcome Sign near the I-10/Highway 603 interchange.
Officials from Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Hancock County, and the Hancock County Tourism Bureau on Friday unveiled a new welcome sign near Interstate 10 and Highway 603.
The sign was paid for through a grant from BP and is the first of its kind in Hancock County.
"This gives people a good visual of what we have to offer here," Hancock County Tourism Manager Myrna Green said Friday. "When you go into a community, the first thing you should get is a welcome. This tells people who we are and what we are about."
The idea of a sign may seem simple, she said, but a lot of work was necessary to secure the sign.
The Bay St. Louis City Council recently approved the placement of the sign and the Mississippi Department of Transportation also had to sign off on it.
Green said all of the local entities supported the sign. She said Bay St. Louis Ward Six Councilman Lonnie Falgout was instrumental in pushing the idea forward.
On the reverse side of the sign is a "Thank You" message.
"The sign is a symbol of us extending our hand and showing our great southern hospitality," Green said.