Meridian, Mississippi The front lawn of Meridian's City Hall was full of action Thursday evening.
Students from most of the schools in the area gathered for the "Community Kickoff." The event was emceed by Newscenter 11's Sports Director Lindsey Hall. The City of Meridian and Life Church partnered for the event, which included games, free food, and a motivational message from former New York Giants football star Keith Davis. Mayor Percy Bland says it's a great beginning to engaging our area's young people in positive events. "We will have more events where we try to have the youth of all the local schools come out and participate in something and then also, get something they can take back and put into their soul to use everyday, in school and in life." said Bland. Meridian Cultural Affairs Coordinator Casey Null says the City of Meridian hopes to have this event every year.