Stone County Economic Development Partnership Presents Community Arts Program

Stone County Economic Development Partnership Presents Community Arts Program

HATTIESBURG, MS -  This is a news release from Stone County Economic Development Partnership 


The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP); Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus, and Stone County Telling Trees Project have combined efforts to present, “From Page to Stage, sharing your community's voice”.  The program is designed to inform participants about story gathering and storytelling.

Tonya Hays, Artistic Director of the nationally acclaimed Wings program at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is presenting the program.  Ms. Hays is a writer, director, and actress and was awarded the MS Humanities Council Educator of the Year Award, winner of the Best Director Award from MS Theatre Association and well as numerous other honors recognizing her outstanding abilities.  She serves as an adjunct instructor at the MS Gulf Coast Community College.

The program is open and free to the public and is of particular interest to citizens who are interested in story gathering and telling.  It will be held at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of MS Gulf Coast Community College. The interesting little building is a former dairy barn built in 1931 to sell surplus milk to soldiers at Camp Shelby, the small concrete facility has been expanded and used for a variety of community activities.

For additional information or to register your participation, contact SCEDP at 601-928-5418.