Light Up the Trace event announced

Published 3:06 pm Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Jefferson Davis County Chamber Partnership and Jefferson Davis County Economic Development District have announced a fundraising event to be held in December on the Longleaf Trace.  Light Up the Trace will be held on Dec. 21, on the darkest day of the year. Luminarias can be purchased to place on the Longleaf Trace in memory or honor of a loved one, to send a special message or to commemorate a significant event.

Luminarias can be purchased at Bassfield and Prentiss City Halls and the Chamber Partnership Office in Prentiss.

Installations of the luminarias will be in Prentiss, Carson and Bassfield. The event will be from 5 until 8 p.m. and has been organized to raise money for solar lights along the Longleaf Trace. “Profits will go to install solar lights within the city limits of Bassfield, through Carson and from the Prentiss Institute to the Longleaf Gateway in Prentiss,” said JDC Economic Development Director Gary Bass. Bass encourages groups and churches to prepare installations of luminarias for this soon-to-be annual event.

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“I wanted to do this for the safety and security of the Longleaf Trace, to be of service to the community, to be of service to the Trace and to move tourism forward in our county.” Bass wants community members to feel safe about using the Trace at night. “It is the darkest night of the year. Let’s light up the night so everyone will know brighter days are ahead for Jefferson Davis County.”

For more information contact the JDC Chamber Partnership office at 601-792-5903.