Entries by Petal Area Chamber of Commerce

The Christmas Spirit…in August!

It was warm.  No, it was hot on August 18 at the Petal Farmer’s Market.  But, it was fun and visitors to the market enjoyed themselves.  So, it wasn’t a surprise when Tabitha, at Grand Central Outfitters, suggested that we consider hosting a Christmas market.  The ideas and suggestions began to flow.  Vendors were polled […]

WOW! IT WAS STUNNING!

I can’t say enough about the success of our Star Spangled Celebration on the River.  The weather was perfect, the vendors were wonderful, the music was super, the crowd was huge and the fireworks were stunning.  Most of all, we had a great time.  The estimate is that there were between 4,000 – 5,000 at […]

Hometown Love

Here is an article written by my good friend, Rodney Sessions, about life in Petal.   I was born in the village of Rose Hill quite a few decades ago. My father was career military. My time spent living in this rural village with my grandparents depended on his deployment.  Some of my father’s assignments […]

STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION ON THE RIVER

We are in the final stages of planning for the “Star Spangled Celebration on the River by Coca-Cola.” This seeds of this project started in July of 2017 during a discussion with Andrea Saffle, director of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. Andrea and I (Valerie) were considering events that we could sponsor together to promote […]

June Farmer’s Market

The first Farmer’s Market of the year was held on April 21 with over 35 vendors selling their wares. On May 19, the market had grown to over 50 vendors on site. The June Farmer’s Market will be held on June 16, the day before Father’s Day. This will be the largest market to date […]

Petal Farmer’s Market – It’s Back!

WOW!  Petal is excited about the return of our Farmer’s Market.  There will be a few changes to the market….for the better we hope.  Not only will the market offer fresh produce and products from locally grown fruits and vegetables, but it will also offer art, crafts, homemade soaps, food vendors, entertainment and more!  It […]

Petal Chamber and Petal Jaycees Partner together

The Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and Petal Jaycees have announced a new partnership.  The Petal Jaycees will act as the official Junior Chamber and Young Professionals Network for the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce. This partnership will help us to create a more engaged and active group of young professional in our Chamber and […]