By Alexandra Hedrick, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
The Poplarville Police Department will host a fundraiser on June 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Poplarville City Park.
Admission to use the inflatable water slides and space walks will be $10 per person. Pot Lickers BBQ will be selling meals and a local snowball stand also will be open during the event, said Capt. Rossi Creel of the Poplarville Police Department.
This is the first time the Poplarville Police Department has done this type of fundraiser, which was Officer Burt Martin’s idea, Creel said. Martin is also the owner of Wet and Wild in Picayune and offered to donate the use of the equipment to the police department for the fundraiser.
“With everyone tightening their belt on the budget, we have a fund that we raise money for, to buy the things the city can’t help us with at this time,” Creel said.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Poplarville Police Auxiliary Fund to help with equipment and uniform needs, Creel said.
“We want to invite the entire community to come out and have a good time with us,” Creel said.