WLOX Editorial: Get out this week and enjoy Cruisin'

This week we all get to be tourists in our own backyards. Cruisin' the Coast once again will bring thousands of people and antique cars to South Mississippi. The seven day event gives us all a chance to see classic cars cruise up and down our highways.

Cruisin' the Coast has grown into one of the top tourism draws for the year, bringing tourists to our area several weeks after the summer season has ended. With the economy the way it is this year, no doubt Cruisin' will be a big boost to area hotels, restaurants and the casino industry.

Hundreds of area residents work months to coordinate and plan all the events that will take place this week. Our beach crews have been working nonstop to make sure the mess from Hurricane Isaac has been removed.

We want our Cruisin' visitors to enjoy driving along the beach front without seeing any debris. We all should go out of our way to make sure the cruisers know that southern hospitality is alive and well in South Mississippi.

We encourage you to get out this week and enjoy the cruisers and their classic cars.

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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