BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - It wasn't just construction workers buzzing around the Biloxi baseball stadium site on Wednesday. Fans, supporters, city officials and even a few guest celebrities got together for a special event.
The owners of the Shuckers hosted a Feed the Crew day to show appreciation to the people who've been working to stay ahead of schedule.
It wasn't hard to notice the smiling faces of dozens of construction workers and crew members putting down the tools to enjoy a relaxing lunch.
Team owner Tim Bennett and other baseball officials hosted a Feed the Crew day to say thanks. Also on hand to hang out with the crew were guest celebrities, like blues musician Bobby Rush.
The Grammy nominated artist said he was looking forward to possibly bringing his act to the stadium when it's finished, but he also wants to see some baseball.
"The feeding the workers. It's not just to feed the workers, but to also encourage the workers to finish this job up so we can get inside and play some ball, man," said Rush.
Another well-known figure making an appearance and signing autographs was former Saints receiver Joe Horn. His sausage brand will be available in the stadium when the games start, but he didn't just come to this event to promote his food.
"I get to see some of the kids with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and that's what it's all about," said Horn.
Another guest at the stadium was the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. The Shuckers are creating a relationship with Make-A-Wish, which is something that Bennett takes pride in.
"This is something that we'll do during the baseball season and in the off-season with our players on the field, our front office and the community. We'll reach out to the community on a regular basis," said Bennett.
To put a cap on the event, the last piece of prefabricated concrete was signed by the officials in attendance, marking a big step in the construction process.
"This is a great milestone that we're reaching here today," said Bennett.
Stadium officials say the construction process is still ahead of schedule. They expect a completion date around the end of July.