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2020 Scholarship Applications in Review

The Mississippi Society of Georgia is pleased to announce that we are entering our 10th year of awarding a scholarship. This award is a $1,000 scholarship for a 2020 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 soon. The deadline was March 31st . Good luck to all of hte applicants! Click the image at right or select the Scholarship menu item above to get details and see previous winners.


2020 Picnic Cancelled

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 2019 would likely have played a role in delaying our planning and hosting of the event as well. We hope to return the event in 2021.

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.


Fat Tuesday Social Benefits Atlanta Community Food bank

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.


Mississippi Thanks day @ McAlister's Roswell

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!


What a Weekend!

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.


2019 Scholarship Awarded

The Mississippi Society of Georgia is pleased to announce that Chase McClure of Tattnall Square Academy in Macon, GA is our 2019 scholarship winner. He will be headed off to Mississippi State in the fall where he will serve in the Air Force ROTC while preparing for a career in law. We enjoyed visiting with him and his family at the picnic. 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!


Follow Us on Social Media

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.


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)


Support the Society When You Shop @ Amazon

If you visit smile.amazon.com for your regular purchases, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases back to the Mississippi Society of Georgia. This does not cost you anything extra and every little bit adds up! Please visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1292162 to get signed up!


Have you considered a sponsorship?

If you or someone you know would like more information on becoming a sponsor please contact us by emailing picnic@mssocietyofga.org. 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 tax deductible to the full extent of the law.