Ocean Springs used a historical background to rub elbows with the candidates in the upcoming city election. It's the kickoff to a weekend of events in Fort Maurepas as residents came out for a town social that brought together residents and candidates for a cookout.
Each candidate had a chance to speak about their ideas and goals for the city over the next four years. The event is sponsored by the Ocean Springs Parks and Recreation Department and gives the community a chance to get together on the weekend of the historical 1699 Landing of D'Iberville to look into the city's future.
Damian McKay is the assistant director for the Parks and Recreation department and he says, "We thought we would involve the candidates and give everybody an opportunity to come out and meet them and have a good chance for everybody to come out and see what's going to be going on in the next four years."