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Christmas at the Mansion floral design competition kicks off



Mississippi Governor's Mansion Christmas decorations. (Photo by Michael Barera, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Monday, first lady Elee Reeves launched her “‘Christmas at the Mansion” competition to honor front-line responders and other essential workers who have served throughout the pandemic by dedicating the Governor’s Mansion holiday decorations to them.

Committed to honoring the brave service of Mississippians throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the competition will spotlight the talent of Mississippi floral designers across the state submitting their designs for Christmas at the Mansion.

“No one has stepped up during this pandemic quite like our front-line responders and essential workers. Their selfless dedication and sacrifice for their fellow Mississippians deserves to be recognized and celebrated,” Reeves said in a statement. “Together with a Mississippi floral designer, we can give back a little bit of the light and hope these brave men and women have given us with a beautiful Christmas celebration.”

Deadline for all submissions is July 31, 2020. Once the winner is selected, their holiday decorations for the Governor’s Mansion must be completed by Dec. 1, 2020.

For those interested in featuring their talents and honoring our front-line workers at the Governor’s Mansion this holiday season, please contact Ann Beard at or go to for project specifications, budget and more competition information.

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