Easter Sunday Extravaganza In Biloxi

Henry Beck Park was filled with life Sunday afternoon.

There, you could find a clown making your favorite characters out of balloons, a deejay playing a fancy tune, and of course, a dancing bunny.

It was all part of the Second Liners Club Easter Extravaganza.

"We know we all went through a lot in trying to get our houses and lives back together, but we wanted to do this for the people just to show them that we care because this is about God, our family. We wanted to do something to make everybody happy," said event chairperson Bertha Sherrod.

And it certainly made children like Tatyana Anderson feel good as well as feel relieved to have fun once again.

"My house got damaged and we didn't get to celebrate nothing, and now we can celebrate thanks to my mama, she got help from FEMA, and we can celebrate now," said Anderson.

There were a lot of events going on to keep Tatyana and hundreds of others entertained, including a hoola hoop contest, performances by liturgical dancers, and plenty of good food.

"I think it's just a wonderful thing to have for the kids since the storm and everything, and I just want to say we all are blessed, the ones that's still here," said Dorothy Burkes.

And that blessing is simply another reason to celebrate Easter Sunday.

"Easter is a rebirth, and this area has been suffering so much lately, and it's a beautiful day, there are so many people out here and it really turned out nicely," said Denise Bovastro.

"We are all here to help each other, and this should give everybody a good start in showing that we're just the beginning. Life is not ending, it's just the beginning," said Sherrod.

Second Liner members say holding this extravaganza was more important this year since the club did not get to hold its annual Mardi Gras Community Block Party.