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Moss Point celebrates Fall in a creative way


If you've been in downtown Moss Point this month, you've seen the abundance of colorful, creative decorations that line the street. It's all part of the city's "Fall-de-rah" celebration created by folks in the community. Fall-de-rah has become a drawing card for tourists.

Eye catching displays adorn Main Street in Moss Point to celebrate the beauty of autumn. 

"With the hay bales, and the scarecrows, and just what we can do to make it a pretty place, and nice enjoyable afternoon for the family," Celebrations member Pam Perkins said.

Every year a group of Moss Point residents known as Celebrations spend countless hours creating what they call Fall-de-rah magic. 

"We have gone from a very simple exhibit in a small area to several blocks, and it has spread throughout the county," Celebrations member Harry McDonald said. "People have caught on and they are decorating now in areas you never expect people to decorate."

The homemade trains and motor cars on display reflect this year's 'All Aboard for Fall-de-rah' theme. 

"We are honoring the 90th Anniversary of the Mississippi Export Railroad. We have different trains, and two have been made by our volunteer groups and those are for children to climb on," Perkins said.

The creative Fall attraction seems to be drawing the young and young at heart to Moss Point.

"It is just really exciting to see people want to come to our riverfront area and come to our local business. That helps bring in dollars, which is what we need," Perkins said. 

This Fall scene will stay up until Thanksgiving, after that the Celebrations committee will change the display to reflect the Christmas Season. 

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