New Mural Takes Shape

“A Gathering of Stone County Heroes” is the newest Stone County mural. This mural celebrates Mississippi’s Bicentennial.

Newest Mural
A Gathering of Stone County Heroes

The Mural Journey Continues

Mural Artist Elizabeth Veglia, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), Perkinston Campus, art teachers Sandra Cassibry and Daniel Calcote and their art student are creating Stone County’s 8th mosaic tile mural and 35th County Mural. The newest mural celebrates Mississippi’s Bicentennial and will be formally dedicated at the Pine Hill Celebration in Wiggins on March 18, 2017.  This project is a partnership of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, MGCCC, and the Stone County Board of Supervisors and was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area, whose mission is to promote understanding of and to conserve and enhance the heritage resources of the six Mississippi Gulf Coast counties.
Front row L to R – Devonna Meuller, Diamondhead; Kendrick Zimmerman, Collins; Ciara Fountain, Perkintson; Back Row: Kaitlyn Breland, Wiggins; Elizabeth Veglia, Bay St. Louis; Daniel Calcote, Wiggins; Sandra Cassibry, Magnolia; and Wyatt Wood, Lumberton.

“A Gathering of Heroes”


The Perk Players and The Telling Trees Project present “A GATHERING OF HEROES: STONE COUNTY STORIES” on February 16, 17, & 18th  at 7pm and February 19th at 2pm at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, Mississippi, in the  Malone Hall Auditorium. An additional performance will occur at the Mary C. O’Keefe, Ocean Springs, Mississippi on March 4th  at 7pm.

This original play, written by Tonya S. Hayes is based on oral histories via interviews collected by the Telling Trees Project of Stone County, Mississippi.  The plot follows a young Len Blackwell, a well-known Mississippi Gulf Coast attorney and Stone County native, on his paper route as he discovers the everyday heroes in his community: teachers, veterans, police, fire fighters, farmers, volunteers, neighbors and community leaders.  Based on the examples set by his local heroes,  he realizes that he can become a hero to others.

This is a Stone County community and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College collaboration. The production includes community members, leaders, families, and college students and is made possible through a Tourism Development Grant from the Stone County Economic Development Partnership. This production celebrates what makes our community unique and special- the people that reside here.

Tickets: General admission $5 available at the door. Tickets for: military, police, fire fighters, emergency personal are complimentary.  A donation of $5 worth of canned goods will serve as a ticket and will be donated to the Stone County Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.

For more information please contact Daisha Walker 601-928-6289 or

Stone County Centennial Mural


We Gather Together – SC100

Photos from the play about us – We Gather Together!

The Performing Arts Workshop for Grades 1-12

Happy 100 Stone CountyJune 20-24, 2016

Were you born to entertain? Do you love performing in front of an audience? If the answer is yes, this is the camp for you! Come join us as we rock out this summer to hits from Broadway and famous music artists in a performance sure to be a smash hit.

Under the direction of Performing Arts Director, Daisha Walker, participants will explore the basics of performing [singing, dancing, and acting]. FOR 27 YEARS WE HAVE OFFERED AN OUTLET FOR CHILDREN TO SHOWCASE AND EXPAND THEIR TALENTS!!!! Let your little star shine with us this summer as we help them find their genius. This workshop is sponsored by the Fine Arts Department of MGCCC, Perkinston Campus and the MS Arts Commission.

Registration: June 20, 2016: 8:30 a.m. [morning session] 12: 45 p.m. [afternoon session].  

Cost: $80.00 per half day participants   

*Students going into 4th grade may participate in both sessions for $150.00

*Siblings attending the workshop receive a $10.00 discount after the first child

(1st child – $80.00 and 2nd child – $70.00). Due to the limited number of participant spots, a $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required per participant.
Schedule: Morning Session [1-4th] begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 12:00 noon.  

Lunch for 4th graders attending all day begins at 12:00 and ends at 1:15 p.m.

Afternoon Session [5th-12th] begins at 1:15 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

Students should be dropped off and picked up in Malone Hall Lobby, Perkinston Campus.

Breaks/Lunch: Refreshments are provided (please inform us of any dietary restrictions). If the participants are attending morning and afternoon sessions, they may bring a drink and sack lunch. A supervised lunch period will be provided between 12:00 and 1:15 p.m.  
Limitations: Workshops will be limited to 50 participants per session – first come, first-serve basis.  
Exhibits: The participants will perform their show for the community at 7pm on Friday, June 24, 2016  

Scholarships: There are a limited amount of full and ½ scholarships available. We need a letter from an instructor or youth counselor demonstrating both the financial need and benefit for the child to be considered for the scholarship.

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P.A.A.W. – Application/Pre-Registration

Due to limited space and number of participants, a $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required. The $55.00 balance is due by 6/20/16. Checks should be made payable to MGCCC and mailed to: Performing Arts Workshop, MGCCC, Malone Hall, P.O. Box 548, Perkinston, MS 39573. For more information, please call Daisha Walker at 601- 928-6289 or 228-669-9747 or email:

Workshop Choices [please check one of the following]:

_______ 4th grade attending morning & afternoon sessions 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $150

_______ Half Day Performing Arts Grades 1st – 4th (8:45a.m. to 12 noon) $80

_______ Half- Day Performing Arts Grades 5th -12th (1:15 p.m. to 4:30p.m.) $80

Name: ______________________________________________________ Grade Entering August 2016: ____________

Home Address: ______________________________________ City, State, Zip: __________________________________

Phone#: Work: __________________________ Home: ________________________ Cell: _________________________

Email address: ______________________________________________________________________________________

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Looking for Educational Materials?

Are you an elementary school teacher looking for meaningful materials that are Core Compliant to include in your classroom cirriculum?  If so, check out The Longleaf and Me….A-Z and The Watershed and Me…A-Z.

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