2015 DYW Program of Mississippi to Begin Next Week

Meridian, Mississippi The 2015 Distinguished Young Women Program of Mississippi will begin in Meridian next week.

35 young ladies will be arriving in the queen city on Sunday as they get ready for the competition which will take place from from July 24th through the 26th at the Temple Theatre. They will stay with host families who will help make them feel welcome in Meridian.

"We try to make the time that the girls are in Meridian very special, so we've changed some parties up this year. We're trying to get them a good cross-section of Meridian since this has been the host for 58 years," said Hampton Thames, the DYW program chairman.

You can now purchase tickets for the event by calling (601) 480-3438. They cost $45 for a three night package or can be purchased individually. Individual tickets cost $15 for Thursday and Friday. Saturday tickets cost $20.