Events planned in Hancock County for Katrina Anniversary

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - With the 9th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina quickly approaching, the City of Waveland has several events planned to mark the day that changed the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

"Tailgating Ground Zero" will take place at the Ground Zero Museum in Waveland Thursday, August 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music and a hamburger slider cook-off between the first responder groups in Hancock County. A ribbon cutting will also be held, to unveil the new museum exhibits.

Museum manager LiLi Stahler Murphy says the event is a great way to honor the areas first responders.

"With this new museum in Waveland, we now have an opportunity to not only recognize what these brave men and women did when Katrina hit, but we also want to signify what they do each and every day," Stahler Murphy said.

On Friday, August 29th, the Hurricane Katrina Memorial Service will be held at the Ground Zero Museum beginning at 9 a.m. The names of those who lost their lives will be read by various community leader from the Hancock County area.

The event is free to the public and officials say there will be plenty of areas for parking.

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