Pass Christian Chamber gives free meals to city employees


There’s nothing like a good meal at lunch time to help employees recharge for the rest of the work day, especially when it’s catered and free.

Getting served isn’t always a good thing, especially when it comes to court, but it was a welcome surprise for Pass Christian employees who dropped by city court Wednesday. Beautification Director Kirk Ladner said, “That’s one good thing about today is getting to enjoy lunch with my guys.”

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Pass Christian and Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Director Gabrielle Rose said, “This is something our Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce Board came up with. They just wanted to do something at a local level, something to affect the people who are in our city all the time. Sometimes we forget who’s keeping our city clean, and they’re working all hours, keeping it safe and keeping it clean.”

This isn’t the first time the Chamber of Commerce has served up a tasty meal for workers in Pass Christian. “We actually started a couple of weeks ago, bringing meals to our first responders, police and fire and just wanted to give back to the city employees as well.”

Mayor Chipper McDermott was on hand to greet city workers as they picked up their grab-and-go lunch bags, packed with chicken Caesar wraps, coleslaw, brownies, and more, provided by Cook’s Day Off.

While he was among the last to be served, the mayor did manage to grab a bag of his own.

Whether working indoors in the code department or outside like Ladner and his crew, the meals brightened the work day for employees throughout the Pass. “They’ve been here working very hard every day. I am thankful for them and all our employees.”


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