Happy New Year! On January 3, 2022 we will start the year out with the re-opening of the Poplarville Historical Museum. They have put in a lot of work getting the museum ready to open, so come by and see what they have on display. They will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and are located at 101 N. Main Street, behind the Chamber of Commerce.
The Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held on October 19, 2021, at the Blue Heron Barn at 11:00 am. A luncheon will be included and awards presented for Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Future Leader of the Year, City Worker of the Year, Policeman of the Year and Fireman of the Year. If you would like to nominate someone for any of these awards, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the persons name, some biographical information and why you think they deserve the award.
The Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for September is East Poplarville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Gale Harris provides all types of animal care for large and small animals. They also have grooming and boarding. They do wellness exams, surgeries of all types, stem cell therapy, laser therapy, cremations and much more.
The Chamber of Commerce Featured Business of the Month for August is The Kloze Klozet,Too at 305 Highway 26 East. Stop by and check out their consignment and resale inventory. Rita Cooley has been in business in Poplarville for 25 years, thanks to her loyal customers and employees.
Please check out a new article called TOP 5 PITFALLS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FALL INTO on our shared info Blog page.
The Pet Parlor at 570 Highway 26 E. has joined the Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce! Welcome to our newest member.
Our Trash to Treasure event this Saturday, May 15, was a very successful event. The weather was perfect, we had lots of vendors and lots of shoppers.
Thanks to all who participated.
Poplarville has elected a new mayor, Louise Smith, the first female Mayor of Poplarville. Congratulations!
Our Easter event at City Park was a fun time for all. Check out some pictures below.
Down South Weddings is now a member of the Chamber of Commerce. This is a beautiful wedding venue that can take care of all your needs. Also available for other events and performances. Look them up on Faceook.
Welcome to our newest member Delta Dawn Gifts, LLC. This is an on-line gift and clothing store, owned by Heather Boyd. Visit the store at www.deltadawngifts.com, and check out the inventory she has.
History will be made in the City of Poplarville this year. A woman will be elected as Mayor for the first time in our town’s history! All three candidates are Republican women: Louise Smith, Linda Hawkins and Heather Holliday. Best of luck to these women.
Get out and vote on these dates:
April 6th: Republican Primary for the office of Mayor.
April 27th: Republican Primary Runoff for the office of Mayor (only if a single candidate does not receive 50% +1 vote in the first primary)
June 8th: General Election for the office of Mayor and Alderman-at-large.
December 11, 2020 - Please be aware that Pearl River County is under the Governer's mask mandate. If you are out of your home, you must wear a mask! Please cooperate and help keep people safe from COVID19!
Welcome to our newest member, Posh Princess LLC, a clothing and accessories boutique owned by Susan Haynes Johnson and located 1249 S. Main Street, Suite D, Poplarville. Please pay them a visit!
Mississippi's State Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, has issued a Thanksgiving warning.
"We're going to be mixing young folks with middle-age folks and older folks who they love — and it's a really dangerous time to spread the coronavirus," Dobbs said. Hospitals in Mississippi are already struggling. Please be safe and stay home to avoid large gatherings.
The Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors, Maggie Smith and Steve Reid. We are excited to have them and to have their input!
Thank you to all of our Veterans who have served our Country. Happy Veterans Day to all of you and especially our local heroes!
Have a Happy Halloween! Trick or Treating is allowed in the city on Saturday, October 31, 2020! Many of the stores on Main Street will also be passing out candy on Friday and Saturday. Just stay safe, keep your distance and wear masks. (Halloween masks are not COVID-19 masks)
We have added a new Member to our list, Bright Steps Therapy LLC, a pediatric physical and occupationsl therapy clinic. Check out their website at brightstepstherapy.com for more info.
The Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Patch event on Oct. 16 & 17, 2020 was a huge success. The kids loved painting pumpkins. We have to thank our business sponsors, Apples ,Farmers Market, Barousse Designs, Check Plus, Ramey's, Bank Plus, Hancock Whitney, Radio Shack, JD Farms and Pearl River Tea, for making this event possible! See pictures below.
10/01/2020 The statewide mask mandate by the governor has ended but please be aware that COVID-19 cases are still being recorded daily. Please continue to protect yourself and others by continuing to wear a face covering. You shouldn't have to be forced to do it.
This year the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library and the Poplarville Public Library will team up to share videos of our team members reading stories each week, and weekly craft videos created by our own Ms. Susie, who made all of our wonderful craft videos over the summer.
All of our programs will be available at:prclsonlinekids.wordpress.com or on Facebook by joining our children's program group, PRCLS Online Kids Club at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PRCLSchildrens.
Storytime videos will be shared each Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m from now until November 19th. We will also be sharing bonus recipes, songs, project ideas, and more on the PRCLS Online Kids Club's website.
We are also introducing new reading challenges through Beanstack, a new service we can provide thanks to the Mississippi Library Commission. To take advantage of our reading challenges and read to win prizes visit: pearlriver.beanstack.com to register. Individual and family accounts are available. Prizes and challenges will vary.
For more information, call either the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library at 601-798-5081 or Poplarville Public Library at 601-795-8411 or visit our website: pearlriver.lib.ms.us.
Welcome our newest member of the Chamber of Commerce, Running Creek Ranch, LLC. Check out their website at www.therunningcreekranch.com for their services and some beautiful pictures of their lodges.
The decision was made by the Board of Aldermen to postpone the run-off election for the new alderman until October 13, 2020. Remember this date and don't forget to vote.
9/1/2020 Tropical Bliss Boutique has been selected as the Chamber of Commerce featured Business of the month for September. Please visit them at 939 S Main Street to check out their clothing, jewelry and accessories, or you can schedule an appointment for their tanning salon!
Poplarville's Annual BLUEBERRY JUBILEE is coming up soon! It is being held on June 11, 2022 and begins actually kicks off on Friday Night with some entertainment:
Events 6:00 - 7:00 Poplarville Storytellers
7:00 - 8:00 Cross Ties
8:00 - 9:00 Crudmudgeon Brothers
Saturday morning starts out with the 5K run and lots of entertainment, events, vendors and food throughout the day.
Visit blueberryjubilee.org for more information and a schedule of events.
2022 PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
EASTER EGG HUNT - April 16, 2022
5K RUN & FUN RUN
TRASH TO TREASURE - May 14, 2022
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
BLUEBERRY JUBILEE - June 11, 2022
PUMPKIN PATCH - October 1, 2022
WITCHES RIDE - October 29, 2022
MERCHANTS TRICK OR TREAT - October 31, 2022
CHRISTMAS PARADE - December 9, 2022
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN - December 17, 2022
Watch for possible changes, additions, and updates. Also check our Facebook page, Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce.
We had a great time with all our October Events!
Our next event will be Small Town Saturday, on November 27, 2021. We encourage everyone to "Shop Local" on this day.
The annual CHRISTMAS PARADE will roll on Friday December 3, 2021. Contact Radio Shack for information on how to participate! 601-795-8377
Next will be CHRISTMAS ON MAIN on December 18, 2021. There will be sales going on in our stores and a "CHRISTMAS MARKET" on the Town Green from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. "PICTURES WITH SANTA" will start at 5:30 pm at the City Square Pavilion! Call or email the Chamber for more information.
Upcoming Events in Poplarville:
FALL DECORATING during September and October
Put out your scarecrows and we will take pictures!
PUMPKIN PATCH - Pumpkin Decorating Contest, October 9, 2021 on the City Square.
SWEET MISSISSIPPI TEA FESTIVAL - October 15 & 16, 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET - October 19, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MERCHANTS TRICK OR TREAT - October 29, 2021 starting at 3:00 pm.
WITCHES RIDE - October 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM on Main Street.
CHRISTMAS PARADE- December 3, 2021
Details will be added as each event approaches.
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN, CHRISTMAS MARKET AND PICTURES WITH SANTA will be held on December 18, 2021. More details to come.
The Chamber will be having Movies on Main the night before the Blueberry Jubilee! It will be on the Town Green at 7:30 pm on June 11, 2021. We will be showing "The Emperors New Groove". There will be snacks and drinks available.
We are pleased to announce that the Blueberry Jubilee will be held this year on June 12, 2021.
Check out their Facebook page for more information or contact Tammy Krutzfeldt at 601-365-9185, or Shirley Wiltshire at 601-795-7033.
Trash to Treasure downtown flea market will be held on May 15, 2021, from 7:30 - 1:30. This is shaping up to be one of our largest markets, with 3 blocks of downtown Poplarville lining up vendors on both sides. For more information call the Chamber office at 601-795-0578 or email Polarvillechamber@gmail.com
Please be aware that the location for the Easter Egg Hunt of April 3, 2021, has been changed to Poplarville City Park due to construction on the Town Green. More space, more fun. There will be games, prizes and other activities for the kids from 10:30 - 1:00 and the Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 1:00.
We will have our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2021 at the City Park from 10:30 - 1:30. This year we are adding a 5K and kids Fun Run at 8:00 am. Details on how to participate will be coming soon. Contact the Chamber Office to find out how you can help us with this event!
Poplarville Community Events for 2021:
Easter Egg Hunt, April 3, 2021
Trash to Treasure. May 8, 2021
Movies on Main, June 11, 2021
Blueberry Jubilee, June 12, 2021
Pumpkin Patch, October 2, 2021
Sweet MS Tea Festival, October 16, 2021
Christmas Parade, December 3, 2021
If you would like to help with any of these events, please let us know.
Happy New Year 2021!
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
We will be having our annual Christmas on Main on December 12, 2020. Stores will stay open until 8:00 pm for late shopping. Along with this event there will be a Christmas Market on the Town Green with vendors selling crafts and gifts for Christmas from 9:00am - 8:00 pm. Pictures with Santa will be from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Join us for a great time and some great Christmas deals.
If you would like to be a vendor for this event, email the Chamber of Commerce at: email@example.com
and will will send you a vendor application. 10' x 10' spaces are $15.00 and the deadline for applications and payments is December 7, 2020.
Poplarville will be having our yearly Christmas Parade on December 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM. If you would like to participate in this, please pick up a registration form at the Chamber of Commerce office or at Radio Shack. Lets make this our biggest and best parade so far!
FALL DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS:
Apples, Ltd. First Place
Hancock Bank Second Place
Bank Plus Third Place
October 16, 17, 2020 Pumpkin Patch on the Town Green begins at 3:00 - 7:00 on Friday, and 8:00 - 1:00
on Saturday. The cost is $10:00 per child to go into the pumpkin patch and pick their pumpkin. The will
receive a bag of candy and can then go and paint their pumpkin to enter into the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Winner will be announce at 11:00 Saturday. There will be a costume contest on Saturday at 11:00.
Pictures from the Dollar Tree Grand Opening a posted below!
The new DOLLAR TREE in Poplarville will be holding a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting this Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 10:00 am. Come celebrate with them and hear some live entertainmemt.
FALL DECORATING CONTEST: Entries will be due October 12, 2020! Decorate your store windows or your yard for fall or Halloween. The community will vote on the winners this year and there will be a nice gift basket worth at least $30.00 for the winner. The Chamber has lost a lot of our revenue, due to all our fundraising events being cancelled due to Covid-19, so this year we are asking for a $10 entry fee to help with this loss. Entry form and more information is on our Facebook page at Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Blueberry Jubilee that was rescheduled for October 3, 2020, has now been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns and crowd limits. It will be back in June 2021!
September 8, 2020 is our Monthly Chamber Meeting on Zoom at 5:30 pm. Board Members only are invited to attend in person at the Chamber of Commerce office. This is to comply with COVID-19 guidlines on limited numbers for all gatherings.