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Helping Pascagoula rebound nets Rebecca Davis Mississippi Main Street Beasley Scholarship

The work of Rebecca Davis in helping Pascagoula gain new life after the destruction of Katrina won her Mississippi Main Street Association’s Charles O. Beasley Scholarship Award, an annual honor that goes to a Main Street manager who has shown outstanding service to the community and program.

Davis received the award at the Mississippi Main Street Association’s 2011 Annual Awards Meeting and Luncheon at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.

“Rebecca was unanimously selected for this year’s Beasley award,” said Bob Wilson, MMSA executive director. “We wanted to honor her commitment to her community and the enthusiasm, dedication and heart she brings to everything she does.”

“Rebecca’s passion for community is what has allowed her to so successfully guide Pascagoula’s Main Street district into a renaissance period after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina,” said Stacy Pair, MMSA Southern District director. “Rebecca puts her whole heart into everything she does, and Pascagoula and Mississippi Main Street have been very lucky to have her share that heart with all of us.”

The award is a scholarship to attend the 2012 National Main Street Conference. The scholarship fund was supported this year by a silent auction that took place prior to the awards ceremony.

Davis has been the manager of Pascagoula Main Street since 2002.

Some important recent projects of Pascagoula Main Street include a Master Façade Grant program, the Anchor Square Cottage Row retail business incubator, and working with the City of Pascagoula to develop the waterfront Riverwalk in the Main Street District.

Davis is the special events coordinator for all the promotions and events for Pascagoula’s downtown.

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