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Brown Bagging It On The Biloxi Town Green

It's not every day Kessler Airman Jeremy Sedlak can spend his lunch hour with his two children.

"We just heard the local area was supporting us and putting on this function," says Sedlak. "We decided to come on out, have lunch and enjoy the nice weather today."

Jeremy, Riley, and Dillon were among a handful of residents eager to take a break from their usual lunch routines and Brown Bag it on Biloxi's Town Green.  

"I had some barbecue chicken," says Kathleen Broone of Ocean Springs. "They went to Java Joes and got a sandwich," says the Biloxi Regional Medical Center Nurse of her two friends who joined her for lunch."  

The cold drinks, door prizes, and music to digest to, was all provided by Main Street Biloxi.  

"It's the first time for the fall season," says Main Street Director Kay Miller. "We do it in two seasons, our fall season and our spring season, although it doesn't feel too much like fall today. Still kinda warm."

But even a warm fall day is a treasure compared to this same time last year.  

"We're rebuilding and our jobs have gotten a lot bigger," says Miller. "We're working harder providing more festivals and more things to do. There aren't as many things to do anymore."

Through the hard work of volunteers Biloxi's Town Green was one of the first areas to make a come back following Katrina, and veteran brown bagger Anita Ferrill is impressed.  

"We just enjoy the camaraderie with everybody and listening to the music," says Ferrill. "It's something to do once in a while."

She says brown bagging it is a wonderful way to have lunch with friends in the fresh air, and a great excuse to get away from the stale routine of the office.  

"It is," chuckles Ferrill. "From my office anyway."

by Don Culpepper

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