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Pascagoula dedicates bridge to Jimmy Buffett; declares 'Jimmy Buffett Day'

May 6 was chosen as Jimmy Buffett Day in order to honor the wedding anniversary of the singer's parents. (Photo source: City of Pascagoula) May 6 was chosen as Jimmy Buffett Day in order to honor the wedding anniversary of the singer's parents. (Photo source: City of Pascagoula)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Pascagoula native Jimmy Buffett will return to the city on Saturday, September 19 for the dedication of the Jimmy Buffett Bridge.

The City of Pascagoula will present Buffett with a key to the city, and a proclamation declaring May 6 "Jimmy Buffett Day" at both local and state levels. Buffett signage will also be unveiled at the three entrances of Pascagoula, advertising the city as the singer's birthplace.  

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at the bridge, on the corner of 11th Street and Beach Boulevard.  

The event is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Because a limited amount of parking will be available, drivers are encouraged to park in designated areas at Point Park; located 500 Beach Boulevard. Once the area is full, police will direct traffic to overflow areas.

The city will provide free shuttles from 12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m., riders should only bring what they can stow underneath the seat, or carry in their lap.

According to the City of Pascagoula, "Boaters and motorists should be aware Point Park will be closed to thru traffic and that the boat launches will be closed starting the evening of September 18. Boaters may launch their boats from Lighthouse Park, River Park, or Spanish Fort. Beach Boulevard will also be closed starting at 10 a.m. between Market Street and Martin Avenue. Suggested alternate routes are Ingalls Avenue and Old Mobile Avenue."

For more information, please contact Suzanne Steinberger, Community Events Coordinator, at 228-938-2356.

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