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Released June 26, 2003

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI'S LAKE SEHOY
KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON IN GRAND STYLE

HATTIESBURG -- The University of Southern Mississippi's Lake Sehoy Park will kick off the summer season in grand style by hosting the Fourth Annual Mississippi Holiday Spectacular, a day of activities and entertainment that includes a fireworks show over the lake.

"We are honored and thrilled to be the host site of the Fourth Annual Mississippi Holiday Spectacular," said Bill Powe, Lake Sehoy manager. "This celebration is a highlight of our summer season. We invite community members to celebrate with us and hope that they will keep us in mind for other celebrations."

The Mississippi Holiday Spectacular is an annual Fourth of July celebration and will be held July 3, 2003, at Lake Sehoy Park. The gates will open at 3 p.m. with musical entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. A spectacular fireworks finale will take place over the lake during the evening's festivities.

"We have added a large stage to our park. It overlooks the lake and will hold the orchestra for this particular event," stated Mike Giles, associate director of recreational sports. "We envision the stage being used for other musical events, dances and even candlelight dinners."

Lake Sehoy's summer hours are 3-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The use of Lake Sehoy Park is free for university personnel. Non-university personnel pay a $5 fee that covers disc golf, miniature golf, volleyball, basketball and fishing.

Lake Sehoy Park is located on the corner of Classic Drive and Golf Course Road. The park is open to all and is available for private parties.

For rental or other information on Lake Sehoy Park, call (601) 266-5405.

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