There have been numerous strategic planning sessions over the years in which the goal was to determine how to make Petal a better place to live and do business. Scores of individuals have devoted time and energy into these discussions and many improvements have been made. Strategic planning is ongoing and ever evolving with new issues arising and old issues remaining to be solved.
One item that has been a constant on the list of “we would like” is more family friendly activities for our residents. Often, the comparison is made that our next door neighbor, Hattiesburg, has Live at Five, Art Walks and the Brown Bag Lunch Series. Why can’t we have some of those type of events? Well, we can!
The Petal Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first Downtown FAM Jam (Food, Art, Music & FAMily friendly) on Friday, November 15 from 5:00-8:00 at Wilson Square Park (newly named for the beautiful green space shaded by towering oaks behind Petal Family Dentistry on S. Main Street) The event will feature live music, food vendors, arts & crafts and art activities for the kids. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the evening with friends.
Depending on the support and response to the Downtown FAM Jam, this could grow to be an annual event, quarterly event or monthly event. It’s up to you! See you there.