The Mississippi Society of Georgia is pleased to announce that Kimberly Sagoes of Archer High School in Lawrenceville, GA is our 2021 scholarship winner! She is off to Mississippi State in the fall. Kimberly looks forward to pursuing her ultimate career goal of helping others as a Physical Therapist. Find more information and pictures of previous winners on our scholarship page. Congratulations to all of our applicants on selecting a Mississippi institution to continue your education. We know you will enjoy your time there! Welcome to the Mississippi Society of Georgia! We are looking forward to meeting you at future events.
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The Mississippi Society of Georgia appreciates the support from all of our family and friends from Mississippi. We appreciate our partnership with the Mississippi schools and universities. We could not have hosted 10 great Mississippi in the Park-Atlanta picnics without you. Unfortunately, we are postponing this year’s annual Mississippi In the Park event. The rising costs to host the event has made us re-evaluate when and how we run the event. Coronavirus as well as available funds are just not conducive to holding an event this year. Other virtual events and in person events (when appropriate) may be announced later this year. We hope to return the picnic in 2022 if funds become available.
This does not mean the end of the Mississippi Society of Georgia. We will continue to host socials, and we will continue to award our annual scholarship. The Facebook page/group as well as this website will continue to be your main source for information about future events. Watch for an email coming soon that will allow you to contribute your thoughts in a survey of how we move forward. If you do not receive our emails, please use the Sign Up link at the bottom of this page.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 we held a Mardi Gras Social & Canned Food Drive. The event was held at Louisiana Bistreaux in Buckhead. We collected many bags of cans as well as $100 in donations to support Atlanta Community Food Bank. See Photos of the event here.
Sunday, November 17, 2019, the society held a "thanks day" at McAlister's in Roswell. This location has been supplying the sweet tea, cookies, and smiling faces to serve them at all of our picnics. This was just a chance to stop by, have a bite to eat, and thank one of our long-time picnic partners. Be sure to visit them (or any other location) any time and tell them thanks for supporting Mississippi in the Park!
The event was held Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ Chastain Park from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Penn's provided a great lunch of catfish/chicken plates as usual all the way from MS. Prizes awarded in the scholarship raffle were: Dak Prescott autographed Cowboys jersey, 50" 4K tv + Braves club tickets, Picnic Pack (contains many MS and GA donated products as well as a handmade quilt). You can view some pictures on our Facebook page. (Until we get the picture viewer back online here.) Our shirt this year (artwork pictured at left) is designed by Emily Wincher of ruffdraftpapers.com. If you missed out on the event but would still like to purchase items from this year or previous years, we have made them available in our Square Store at https://mssocietyofga.square.site. Note that shipping may a take a little while as this is an all-volunteer run organization.
If you are on Facebook, be sure to like our page and stay up to date with posts, pictures, and conversations relative to Mississippians in Georgia. We have LinkedIn and Twitter pages, too! Click the icons above to get to our pages and groups. Find out all about the Mississippi Society of Georgia on the About page.
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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