Corinth is taking over the capitol.
Tourism representatives will visit the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson in a few weeks. The group plans on sharing all things wonderful about Corinth with legislators from across the state.
“We’ll have the entire rotunda in the capitol building,” said Christy Burns, Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau director. “We plan to show off Corinth by providing information and other goodies that will hopefully make folks want to come visit Corinth.”
Staff members from The Alliance, Main Street Corinth, Keep Corinth Beautiful, Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth-Alcorn County Airport, Corinth School District and Alcorn School District will assist the tourism office during the special Corinth Capitol Day set for March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We will also be inviting everyone from other tourism related groups in town,” Burns added.
Corinth has not participated in a Capitol Day in about 10 years.
“It’s going to be a great opportunity for us and for the city,” said Burns. “We’ll be serving slugburgers and hot tamales, and providing each legislator with a special swag bag full of cool Corinth stuff.”
Burns said several banners, posters and wearable stickers will be printed to promote Corinth with the special tag line, “We Have More Fun Up North.”
“We’ll be welcoming and feeding more than 400 folks,” she said. “We are hoping everyone will learn where Corinth is.”
District 2 Rep. Nick Bain has been bragging to his fellow legislators about the upcoming Corinth Capitol Day.
The Corinth native said he has been trying to explain to people in the state capital what a slugburger is for years. “Now, they’ll find out for themselves,” he said.
“I can’t wait to help show everyone the best of Mississippi and the great hospitality of my hometown,” added Bain. “I’ve been telling everyone about it — since it will take place during Appropriations Week, everyone should be at the capitol to enjoy it.”
By Zack Steen for Daily Corinthian