Stone County will begin a year-long centennial celebration Saturday with a birthday party for the late "Dizzy" Dean, a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who spent the last 15 years of his life in Stone County.
The event will take place at the Dizzy Dean Welcome Center on Highway 49 in Wiggins from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
It will feature cake and ice cream and lots of memorabilia from Dean's baseball and broadcasting careers.
Other events marking the county's centennial in 2016 will include an unveiling of a new 100th anniversary logo on Feb. 4 and a countywide celebration on May 10.
That event will feature a dedication of a centennial mural on the grounds of the county courthouse.