Centennial Plaza to host bicentennial celebration of Mississippi’s statehood

Big changes are coming to Gulfport in March, as Centennial Plaza becomes Bicentennial Plaza.

On Wednesday, organizers were eager to discuss plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood with a World’s Fair….

…The Gulfport celebration will be the first of three throughout the state; the others are in Oxford and Jackson later in the year. All three will split $1.6 million in state money to help put on the celebrations, but organizers in South Mississippi said they need sponsorships to help bring this to the level they want.