Dear WaterFest Supporters,
There is something exciting happening this year for WaterFest 2013! Many of you have inquired about WaterFest and when the event would take place. For the first time ever, WaterFest will be held in conjunction with the Annual Independence Day Celebration Saturday, June 29, 2-6 p.m. at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland, MS. WaterFest 2013 will feature live music; interactive displays; inflatables and water slides; face painting, children’s crafts, games and activities; educational exhibits and food vendors.
WaterFest, the signature event for Rezonate, is an annual event that spotlights the importance of protecting, restoring and improving the water quality of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. This is its second year to be held at OldTrace Park.
Partnering together to create an exceptional event, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, the Barnett Reservoir Foundation, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality invite the public to learn and have fun! More information about Rezonate and WaterFest is available at www.rezonate-ms.org.
The second Annual Independence Day Celebration sponsored by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation and the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District will be held at both Old Trace Park and Lakeshore Park featuring kid zones, climbing wall, live music, food vendors, a classic car cruise-in (Lakeshore Park only), military displays of jeeps and helicopters and starting at 6 p.m., flyovers of military airplanes and historical aircraft.
Patrons of both parks will enjoy the lighted boat parade, starting at approximately 8 p.m. At 10 p.m. a grand fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the middle of the lake making a beautiful display over the big water. Music provided by MS103 will accompany the fireworks. If you are off site but you can see the fireworks, tune your radio to MS103. For more information about the Independence Day Celebration, visit www.barnettreservoirfoundation.org
Parking for WaterFest and the Independence Day Celebration at OldTrace Park will be available at Madison Landing and surrounding fields and lots, but no event parking is allowed at local restaurants. All events are free.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of a fantastic community event that will be double the fun! If you are interested in being a exhibitor, volunteer, sponsor or vendor you will still be able to do so. Exhibitor, volunteer, sponsor and vendor forms will be sent in a separate e-mail. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Thanks for your continued support,
Meet Mr. Whiskers!
Mr. Whiskers has been schooling around for quite some time!
He is very wise and knows all about his home, the Reservoir.
He loves sharing his stories and helping you see what his home means to so many different people, plants and animals. Watch for Mr. Whiskers to make a splash at many schools and events coming up. Be sure to say a hearty “Glub Glub” when you see him! (That’s catfish for “howdy”!)