National Tourism Week in Hattiesburg ends with picnic with Hattie

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Residents enjoyed a picnic with Hattie at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Friday to close out National Tourism Week.

Guests celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Hattiesburg Visitors Center as they enjoyed tastes of Southern hospitality while dining on fried catfish, barbecue sandwiches and lemonade.

Several zoo keepers were also on hand to show off a few of Hattiesburg Zoo's smaller animals.

Visit Hattiesburg officials also highlighted the $254 million  spent last year by visitors to the Hub City.

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