HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Organizers of Saturday's 10th annual Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival are hoping the event will also focus new attention on an ongoing redevelopment project for all of Ward Two.
It's called "Twin Forks Rising" and to boost awareness of the project, the first of ten monument signs marking the Twin Forks District will be officially unveiled during the festival.
It's at the intersection of East 4th and Mobile streets and was designed by Lawrence County artist Vixon Sullivan.
"We need to bring life back into the community, so we came up with a plan for the complete rebuilding of Ward Two and we've been working on that as a community and have a lot to look forward to," said Deborah Denard Delgado, Hattiesburg Ward Two councilperson and founder of the Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival.
"My hopes is that people will see the sculpture and be encouraged to share their gifts and to contribute to a city and make their impact," said Vixon Sullivan.
Delgado said the remaining signs will be put up over the next couple of years.