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Jackson church inspires South Mississippi with its mission to help

Mississippi is spending thousands of dollars, much of it from BP, trying to bring visitors to the Gulf Coast. Now, that is good. But, last weekend a church group from Jackson did something we hope will become a ground swell in our state.

Members of the Fannin United Methodist Church wanted to do something to show their concern for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. So they chartered a bus and brought 40 individuals to the coast.

They had lunch at the Blow Fly Inn in Gulfport, took a tour down Highway 90 to Bay St. Louis and then concluded their day by shopping at Prime Outlets. As one church member said, "The Food is still good, the people are still in business and we have to keep it that way."

Blow Fly Inn owner Scott Weinberg said he hopes their caring ways spread throughout the magnolia state. It's the type of attitude we hope catches on across Mississippi.

Whether it's a church group, a family reunion, a professional group or just a family wanting to get away for a couple of days, we need the tourist business more than ever in South Mississippi.

Now, it is up to each of us to help make it happen. Contact your friends and relatives and invite them down to the coast. Let them know we are still open for business. We applaud the church group from Jackson for thinking of our beautiful Gulf Coast and we hope the group is the first of many to visit in the coming days.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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