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Mississippi Wish Day

April 29th is a special day for Make-A-Wish chapters across the country. It is the date that the first wish was granted in 1980 by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

A young boy named Chris wished to be a police officer for the day, and his wish came true. Make-A-Wish supporters around the globe celebrate this date as World Wish Day, in honor of the wish that sparked a global wish-granting movement.

This year, on Tuesday, April 29th, our Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves will officially proclaim April 29th as Mississippi Wish Day. We hope you will join us for this wonderful occasion. Wish kids and their families, volunteers and Make-A-Wish supporters from across the state will be in attendance to celebrate the first annual Mississippi Wish Day. The proclamation occurs at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor rotunda at the Mississippi State Capitol. Ice cream and refreshments will follow. 

Mississippi Wish Day also kicks off Make-A-Wish Mississippi’s first annual Mississippi Week of Wishes. Here is a list of celebrations taking place across the state:

Meridian - 4/29: Wish Reveal Party by Southern Pipe and Supply

Cleveland - 4/29: Wish Reveal at the Delta State University Athletic Banquet

Jackson - 4/30: Raising Canes County Line and Raising Canes Flowood locations hosting Make-A-Wish  Mississippi fundraisers

Starkville - 4/30: Wish Kid John will throw out the first pitch at the Mississippi State vs. Jacksonville State baseball game at Dudy Noble Field.

Biloxi - 5/1: Be a Hero Block Party

Biloxi - 5/2: Be a Hero 5K

Jackson - 5/3: Evening of Wishes Gala and Auction at the Country Club of Jackson

For more information on any of these events, please contact Swayze Pentecost at or 601-366-9474 extension 1303 or visit

Apr 15, 2014

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