The Mississippi Society of Georgia is pleased to announce that we are entering our 8th year of awarding a scholarship. This award is a $1,000 scholarship for a 2018 Georgia high school graduate beginning their freshman year at a Mississippi school. The applications are in and the scholarship committee will be announcing a winner at the picnic. Click the image at right or select the Scholarship menu item above to get details and see previous winners.
Save the date! Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 Chastain Park!
We are working on all the details for the 9th picnic in Chastain Park.
We will have a Braves night on Friday the 22nd as they face the Baltimore Orioles.
Braves tickets, t-shirts, & catfish plates are now available on this site here.
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A few of us gathered for a Spring Social @ Taco Mac Lindbergh on March 20th. Our benefeciary for the evening was Atlanta Community Food Bank. Canned goods and $75 was given for the cause. Congratulations to our door prize winners!
Friday, June 9th, was a great day to be at SunTrust Park with your fellow Mississippians. A walk-off win for the Braves followed by fireworks made for a special evening!
On Saturday, June 10th, Chastain Park was the place to be for our 8th Annual Mississippi in the Park. Some of the photos from the event have been posted in our Photos section. If you took some great shots that you would like to share with us, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations to our Scholarship Prize Basket winners! Your prize basket donations did raise enough money to cover the 2018 scholarship and keep the tradition going! Look for more updates soon and keep spreading the word! Be sure to like and share our Facebook page.
The Mississippi Society of Georgia gathered for a social at Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead on Tuesday, February 28th. 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 it's done. We welcomed out of town guests in representatives from William Carey who explained how devastating the recent tornado had been to their campus. The event raised $1,000.00 which was immediately presented to William Carey to assist their students with expenses resulting from the tornado. Check out more pictures from the event under the Photos section. This is an annual event so make plans to join us next year!
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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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