Meridian’s Anna McDaniel Crowned 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality

Anna McDaniel was crowned the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Saturday evening at the Historic Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg. With 31 contestants competing for the title, McDaniel was selected following the week of competition, which included one-on-one and panel interviews, speeches, on-stage interviews, and an evening gown component. Selected as the 69thMississippi Miss Hospitality, the ...

69th Annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition Set for July 20-21 in Hattiesburg

The 69th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition has expanded with program upgrades and the addition of the Little Miss Hospitality program. The competition will take place at the Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg on July 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. each evening.  In its 21st year as host city, Hattiesburg will showcase ...

Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality Program Announces Little Miss and At-Large Opportunities

The Mississippi Miss Hospitality competition is announcing two new participation opportunities, a Little Miss Hospitality program designed for young girls ages 6 to 10 and an at-large program for competition contestants. New this year is the Little Miss Hospitality program. Each local representative will select a Little Miss Hospitality from her hometown to mentor throughout ...

Booneville’s Emma Grace McGrew Crowned Mississippi’s 2017 Miss Hospitality

Mississippi’s 2017 Miss Hospitality was crowned Saturday evening at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. Emma Grace McGrew from Booneville, MS was selected as the program’s winner following two-days of pageant competition, which included interviews, individual speeches, and on-stage questions during the evening gown portion. Now in its 20th year in Hattiesburg, the statewide pageant’s ...

Hattiesburg Special Restaurant Tax Not Affiliated with Miss Hospitality

The Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commissions have helped Hattiesburg’s economy achieve record tourism and visitor growth over the past 20 years. In fact, annual visitor spending has more than doubled from $131 million in 1996 to $268 million in 2015. While each commission has had a vital role in community success, they operate as separate ...