Ellisville's PRIDE program receives top honors

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

ELLISVILLE, MS. (WDAM) - Due to recent city enhancements, Ellisville has received both regional and state recognition for their work to move the community forward.

The city's PRIDE program, which stands for "Progress Re-invigorated in Determined Ellisville" received a regional economic development award for towns with a population of under five thousand.

Ellisville was also selected for a top state honor this summer in Biloxi. Some of the reasons for these awards include the construction of a new fire station, water and sewer improvements plus a brand new city library. Tim Waldrup is the Mayor of Ellisville and spoke about the library project.

Waldrup said, "We had brought this to the Laurel-Jones County library group and they bought into this and we got most of the money for it. And then the building next door, which is in progress at the current time, is a multi-purpose building which will be a shelter. It will also be used by our community groups."

Friends of the Ellisville Public Library raised significant funds for the project. The group raised more than 70-thousand dollars for library equipment and landscaping.

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