PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - The second ever Po-boy Festival wrapped up Sunday night in Pass Christian. The event was sponsored by Pass Christian Harbor Festivals, Inc. They are a non-profit that focuses on bringing families together on the harbor, while also giving back to the Pass.
With this event, that brought anything a po-boy-boy fanatic could need. Whether you like them hot, cold, chicken or fish. You were sure to find just the right po-boy-boy to calm your craving. It began as an idea to breathe new life into the city and has since become a staple on its own.
"We had the Blessing of the Fleet and it was slowing down. So what we did was we integrated the Po- Boy Festival to kind of pick it up and get more people involved with it and so far it has worked," Harbor Master, Willie Davis said.
What also seems to work is the exposure for local vendors who set up shop at the two day festival. Just ask Coastal Artist Sue Cox. Her designs were featured on this years shirts for the Blessing of the Fleet and the Po-boy Festival.
"I felt so flattered and I'm so thankful to all those that chose me. I enjoyed painting it and I thought it turned out cute. I'm glad everybody else thought so too," Cox said.
"Pass Christian is doing such a wonderful job with their harbor and the people have had such a great time. The music, the food, the fun, the rides. Every age group is here and everybody is having a great time."
The event continues to grow. As a matter of fact this time around there's more than 34 vendors.
"The non-profit, we use that to do scholarships at our local high school. Each year we anticipate it growing a little bigger and the more money we can get down here, the more scholarships we can do," Davis said.