HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A day set aside to celebrate the culture and history of the Mobile Street area of Hattiesburg Saturday began with the unveiling of a new marker touting an ongoing redevelopment program for all of Ward Two.
A bronze marker at the intersection of East 4th and Mobile Streets celebrates the "Twin Forks Rising" program.
It is the first of ten markers that will be placed at entry points into Ward Two.
The dedication was part of the 10th annual Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival, which featured music, barbecue and plenty of activities for families.
"(I attend) just to enjoy the atmosphere and the people and the community of Hattiesburg and to just celebrate with the people and unite with everyone," said Melanie Danielly, a vendor who is also a Hattiesburg native.
"It's more than just making money," said Mark Fluker, another vendor who is also from Hattiesburg. "It's seeing the people and seeing people have fun and meet up and that kind of thing and eat some good food."
Festival events Saturday night included live music on the Rhythm and Blues stage and "Blues in the Street" at Mac's Cafe.