Make plans now to attend Mississippi Weekend 2016!

It's that time of year again ... Mardi Gras!

Please join us for a Mardi Gras Social! The Mississippi Society of Georgia will be gathering at Smoke Belly BBQ in Buckhead, Tuesday, February 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm. (If you are already in town and got off work at 5, feel free to come on by early!) Since most of Georgia does not do Fat Tuesday, it's a perfect time to gather with your fellow alumni and other Mississippi friends. No cost to attend, just show up and enjoy. Cash bar and full menu ordering will be available. Bring canned goods as we will be supporting Atlanta Community Food Bank with donations.
Directions to Smoke Belly BBQ - Buckhead

Save the date! Saturday, Chastain Park 

Mississippi Weekend 2016 dates have been set! Click the calendar to add it to your calendar.

The date is set for the 8th Annual Mississippi in the Park at Chastain Park on . We will have the 4th Annual Mississippi Celebrity & Alumni Golf Tournament at a new course (to be announced soon) followed by Missisippi Night at the Altanta Braves on . See more information in the Events section.

Thanks for another successful year

Thank you to all who attended and supported our events in 2015. Golf tournament distributions totaling just under $6,500 were sent to the schools' scholarship funds. This was in addition to the $1,000 awarded by the society and another $400 that was given to the Officers Deen & Tate scholarship fund. We will get some photos and videos posted to this site soon. If you took any great shots that you would like to share with us, please email them to

Society Presents Check to Governor Bryant

On Monday, May 4, 2015, representatives from the Mississippi Society of Georgia met with Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and presented a check for $12,000 representing the funds raised from Mississippi Weekend 2014. We are proud to be the only Mississippi Picnic group that sends funds directly back to the state of Mississippi in the form of scholarships. Your participation in the golf tournament and purchasing prize pack tickets contribute directly to this total. Let's make the 2015 check even bigger! (Pictured left to right: David Ely, Kieu-Anh Tran, Gov. Bryant, Gloria Ely)

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Fat Tuesday Social a Success

The Mississippi Society of Georgia gathered for a social at Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead on Tuesday, February 17th. Since most of Georgia does not do Fat Tuesday, it was a perfect time to gather with fellow alumni and other Mississippi friends to show 'em how its done. Cash and canned goods were collected to support Atlanta Community Food Bank. Check out more pictures from the event under the Photos section.

Society to Award $1,000 Scholarship

The Mississippi Society of Georgia is pleased to announce that we will award our $1,000 scholarship for a 5th consecutive year. We will award to a class of 2015 Georgia high school student accepted by a Mississippi college or university. The applications are in and the panel is making their decision. You can check out the previous winnners on the Scholarship section of this website. We will announce our 2015 winner at the picnic.

Have you considered a sponsorship?

If you or someone you know would like more information on becoming a sponsor please contact us by emailing You can also see sponsorship levels and make contributions on the Donate tab on this site. The Mississippi Society of Georgia is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are deductible to the full extent of the law.