Twenty year celebration at Mary O’Keefe Cultural Center

It was a party at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs as they celebrated 20 years of arts, culture, and history.

It was their annual membership drive to encourage locals to take part in the organization. There was great food, karaoke, art classes, the Mardi Gras Indians made their way back into town to perform, and there was even a rock, paper, scissors tournament.

The purpose of the event was to engage and inform people about the local history in Ocean Springs. Sarah Guice with the Mary C. said, “I know when I was growing up, art was a huge part of my life and a huge outlet for me. As we all know, the public schools are having to cut back on this so what we offer here is an opportunity for the kids in our community to come out, learn, explore and just be exposed.”

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center offers scholarships for different summer camps as another way to keep the youth invested in the arts and history of the Coast.

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