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Commemorative benefit gives back to Coast communities

Jason Lindley, left, and Vincent Patricola, both of Gautier, look over collectible rifles and shotguns at exhibitor and collector Tom Larche’s booth at a previous U.S. Classic Gun Show at the Coast Convention Center. On Saturday and Sunday, the Biloxi Gun Show will be held again at the Coast Coliseum.
Jason Lindley, left, and Vincent Patricola, both of Gautier, look over collectible rifles and shotguns at exhibitor and collector Tom Larche’s booth at a previous U.S. Classic Gun Show at the Coast Convention Center. On Saturday and Sunday, the Biloxi Gun Show will be held again at the Coast Coliseum. Sun Herald File

The week ahead will see a benefit in commemoration of Hurricane Katrina, a block party in Pascagoula and gun show in Biloxi.

On Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. on the Biloxi Bay Bridge, Coastians will participate in the ninth annual Walking on Water: Bridge Walk and Canned Food Drive. The walk uses the anniversary of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as a way to commemorate the resilience of the Mississippi Coast community. The purpose is to gather canned goods and donations to help Feeding the Gulf Coast provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding hungry people. Coast Young Professionals, the walk’s hosts, said 2015’s walk provided nearly 10,000 meals. This year’s goal is to collect more than 2,500 pounds of goods. All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Any non-perishable items and cash donations will only be accepted on the Ocean Springs side of the bridge. Details: 228-604-0014.

At Biloxi’s Coast Coliseum, the Gun and Knife Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, jewelry, camouflage items and more for purchase or trade at discount prices. Admission is $9 for adults and $2 for ages 6 through 11. Attendees younger than 18 are admitted with a parent only. Active-duty military get $1 off admission with an ID. Details: 985-624-8577.

The Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the city, will host the fifth annual Anchor Square Block Party at 10 a.m. Saturday. Attendees will enjoy children’s activities, face painting, prizes, food vendors and live music.

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