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DuBard School Giveback at Brass Hat Midtown Set for Oct. 1

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:43pm | By: Brittney Dykes

In light of the current health crisis, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has modified its annual Speakeasy event.

DuBard School has partnered with Brass Hat in Midtown Hattiesburg to hold a giveback event on Oct. 1 in lieu of the traditional Speakeasy. Tickets will not be sold for the event. Those attending will purchase their food and drinks, with a portion of proceeds going to DuBard School.

“We are very excited about this partnership,” said DuBard School Director Dr. Missy Schraeder. “The Giveback event allows us to continue the Speakeasy tradition while staying safe by following guidelines put in place for restaurants. Brass Hat’s offer to donate a portion of proceeds from the evening was very generous, and we are extremely appreciative.”

At the Giveback event, attendees are encouraged to wear 1920s attire. Live jazz music will be playing throughout the night and themed drinks will be offered. DuBard School will be promoted in various ways during the event, and there will be opportunities for additional giving. The Giveback will be from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 1.

This year’s Big Cheese Sponsor is Mississippi Power. Other sponsors include Keesler Federal Credit Union, Forrest General Hospital, Bourne Brothers, Cotton Blues, Mrs. Carolyn DuBard Putnam, Michael and Jacque Longmeier; and Dr. David Richardson.

DuBard School plans to return to the traditional Speakeasy format for the 2021 event on Oct. 7 at the Bottling Company in downtown Hattiesburg.

Visit or call 601.266.5223 to learn more.


About the DuBard School for Language Disorders

The DuBard School for Language Disorders was established in 1962 and is a clinical division of the Southern Miss School of Speech and Hearing Sciences. DuBard School serves children with severe language/speech disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia, and/or hearing impairments and provides guidance and counseling for parents and families of the children. The school is a practicum site for university students majoring in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education and

dyslexia therapy. DuBard School for Language Disorders is a United Way agency. Further information is found at