Meridian Star

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June 19, 2014

State Games welcomes thousands

Street closings, fireworks zones announced

MERIDIAN —     The State Games of Mississippi will welcome thousands of athletes to downtown Meridian in front of city hall for the 23rd Opening Ceremonies Friday.

    “It’s a thrilling event with the parade of athletes, lighting of the torch and a spectacular fireworks display,” said State Games Executive Director Carolyn Smith. “The event gets better each year, and with our location in front of City Hall, spectators are guaranteed a great view of the events and the fireworks.”

    In preparation for the event, State Games staff is letting the public know about street closings. On Friday, 7th Street between 23rd and 24th avenues will be closed at 8 a.m. The rest of 7th Street (between 23rd and 26th avenues) will close to all traffic at 5:30 p.m.

    One lane of 23rd Avenue in front of the Doughboy Monument and city hall will also be closed at 5:30 p.m. to facilitate the parade of athletes.

    Of special note to those who park downtown will be the fireworks display ? this year’s fireworks will be launched from a vacant lot on 24th Avenue between 5th and 6th streets. The no-park zone (which begins at 6 p.m. Friday) is in the four streets that are directly around the location ? 24th and 25th avenues and 5th and 6th streets.

    In case of bad weather, participants will be able to shelter in the Arts District Parking Garage and the Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts.

    Plenty of free parking is available for the State Games of Mississippi Opening Ceremonies. The Arts District Parking Garage will be open for free, and parking is available on side streets throughout downtown Meridian.

    To view a map of the opening ceremonies site, please go to www.stategamesofms.org.

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