Child Honored at Gulfport City Council Meeting
The Mayor of Gulfport’s Youth Council will be working to create free library stations throughout the city.
The announcement was made at the Gulfport City Council meeting today. Mayor Billy Hewes honored six-year-old Brooklyn Walker and her family for creating a free library built in Bayou View Park. Brooklyn’s father, Michael Walker, tells News 25 Brooklyn has a passion for reading. “We made the free little library, she helped paint it and helped us design it, add the colors for Gulfport on there and filled it up with all the books for all the kids. It’s really nice to know that my little girl is doing something that’s good for the community.”
The City Council also talked about a SNAP benefit program that’s in the works, a program called A-BAWD or Able Bodied Adults without Dependence would help out people who are unemployed or under-employed receiving SNAP benefits. Official moves on the program are yet to be decided.