City of Bay St. Louis celebrates Eddie Favre Day

Community members of Bay St. Louis gathered at Dan B’s Restaurant and Bar to celebrate Eddie Favre Day.

In 1980, Favre entered a life of public service, first as city clerk then 20 years as mayor before moving into the county administrator role.

Favre served the city through many difficult times including the recovery after Hurricane Katrina.

At the celebration, a bronze star was unveiled in Favre’s name through Hancock’s Bronze Star program.

The star is located on the sidewalk in front of the Hancock Whitney Bank on Main Street and South Beach Boulevard. Favre said, “It’s an honor. It’s a pleasure. It’s very humbling. I’ve always said, ‘I didn’t do anything. We did it.’ That’s the family, that’s the friends, all of the officials, city, county and others, all the employees. That’s who did the work.”

Favre was also gifted a barrel with his likeness painted on the side of it.

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