LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Former NFL quarterback and University of Southern Mississippi graduate Brett Favre has signed the Bellevue incorporation petition.
The event called "Bellevue with Brett Favre 'Signing Day'" opened with a word of prayer, the introduction of Favre and his wife Deanna, and a presentation of a jersey that read Favre 4 Bellevue.
"We're excited about it, and look forward to what's to come," Favre said at the ceremony.
Favre signed the petition as well as the jersey, and joked that he hoped the city would have a football team.
The city needs two-thirds of registered voters in the area that could become Bellevue to sign the petition to move forward with incorporation plans.
Some residents raised concerns regarding the incorporation and said those signing the petition did not know all the facts.
The city of Bellevue Executive Committee and city leadership formally announced incorporation plans to the Lamar County Board of Supervisors Aug. 21.
The timeline for the completion of the process depends on the petition signatures.
Bellevue proponents will not reveal how many signatures are on the petition at this time.