Rain moves Fais Do Do indoors - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Rain moves Fais Do Do indoors

Posted: Updated:
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

On Saturday was day three of the 85th Annual Blessing of the Fleet celebration in Biloxi. The rain caused the event to move from the Biloxi Town Green to the indoors at the Frank Gruich Community Center.

The vendors, who packed up say though the rain hurt their business. The Fais Do Do is an event worth taking part in.  

They stuck it out for as long as they could, but the rain simply wouldn't give the vendors and attendees a break.  

"When you're holding your tent down and praying for dear life that it doesn't blow away and it didn't. It was a great day in South Mississippi," said vendor Marlies Welty.  

At around 3 o'clock in the afternoon organizers of Fais Do Do decided to move the event indoors.

"This is the first year we've had to make a decision to move and it was a very hard one, but we chose to do that. People are planning on coming to the coronation. We don't want the girls to be out in the rain. Then we got the concert with the Molly Ringwalds and we feel like it's just better for everyone and for their safety," said Wendy Fayard.  

Around 70 vendors spent only a few hours on the town green before having to pack up.  They say though the weather hurt their bottom line they know it's the nature of the business of being a vendor.  

"It's a loss wage. It's a day without salary. So it's a lot of work for unforeseen weather," said Welty.  

"We'll try it again next year. Go from there. Hopefully we'll have better weather," said Eric Nobles.

Thomas Brown with Kandymelons loaded up his trailer with food and appliances he set up just a few hours earlier. With the risks and costs associated with being a vendor, picking a popular event is important.  

"All in all, even though the weather Fais Do Do is still a great event. I thought it was still a good turnout considering we had the stormy weather that we had. Unfortunately, we do have to move," said Brown. 

While vendors packed up, so did those providing the staple dish. Several pounds of shrimp was placed into coolers and moved to the new location.  

This year's shrimp king is Randy Lesso and the shrimp queen is Bailey Stokes. The Blessing of the Fleet is tomorrow beginning at 2 p.m. at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
  • Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
    (WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
    A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
  • Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:53:06 GMT
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party.More >>
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party. Deputies said it escalated into a gun battle near the Cadillac Club on Thelma Andrews Road.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.