Lighthouse and pavilion grand opening in Waveland

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It’s been a long time coming for the City of Waveland and the $1.9 million lighthouse project. Today was the grand opening for the lighthouse and pavilion.

Waveland didn’t have a lighthouse before Hurricane Katrina. It was also the only city that didn’t have a bathroom facility on the beach. The entire cost was funded with Mississippi Tideland Funds and Seawall Tax funds. The project took about ten months to construct.

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This new lighthouse and pavilion will attract more tourists to come check out the City of Waveland. Ward 1 Alderman Jeremy Burke said, “For years, people would just keep driving down the beach because until you see a bathroom, you are not going to stop with your family. Now that we are finally able to provide that that is something that is going to be a huge asset for Waveland.”

Waveland Mayor Mike Smith tells News 25 every time he drives by the new lighthouse and pavilion it puts a smile on his face knowing this dream from past administrations is finally complete.

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