Back to the Bricks Block Party Set for August 27
Hundreds of Mississippi College students will discover Clinton’s nice mix of businesses, churches, and entertainment attractions at Back to the Bricks.
The 2019 edition is set for August 27 with this marvelous block party getting bigger and better each year in MC’s hometown.
Back to the Bricks remains a key part of MC’s Welcome Week activities. Leaders of Main Street Clinton, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Clinton are partnering again to make this Tuesday evening event a success.
Look for Mayor Phil Fisher and MC President Blake Thompson to walk along the city’s streets to mingle with people in the crowds. There should be plenty of free ice cream cones, fun games, live music and more happening from 5-7 p.m.
Welcome Week at the 5,100-student Christian university kicks off with Move-In Day on the Clinton campus August 24. It will be followed by Choctaw Fanfare that Saturday evening near the Robinson-Hale football stadium on the Clinton campus.
Back to the Bricks offers a smorgasbord of food and a festive atmosphere to build bonds between Mississippi College students and Clintonians. Leaders of local Clinton church ministries plus folks from area restaurants like Chick-fil-A will be there. MC employees will join the fun nearby City Hall.
Tara Lytal, executive director of Clinton Main Street, eagerly looks forward to the event in the city’s historic business district.
“We are thrilled to welcome the MC students back to the community with our annual Back to the Bricks block party,” says Lytal, a Mississippi College graduate. “The Brick Streets are full of activity and the town comes to life with the students return.”
New and returning students won’t go hungry. They are invited to chow down for a delicious meal provided by Campus Dining, the university’s food service provider.
Rolling out the Blue & Gold carpet for the MC family is the place to go for plenty of sweets. There will be lots of cost-cutting coupons for Clinton shoppers, too.
Becca Benson, MC’s director of student engagement, has Back to the Bricks circled on her calendar. “We are excited to partner with the city of Clinton again this year. The event is an incredible opportunity for our incoming students. They can connect with so many local businesses and get a glimpse of what Clinton has to offer!.”
MC students “are such an asset to our community,” said alderman-at-large Ricki Garrett. “Back to the Bricks is a perfect opportunity for the students to learn about the community and for businesses to showcase what they have to offer.”
This marks the second Back to the Bricks for Dr. Thompson. He’s served as MC’s 20th president since July 2018. Mississippi College begins its 194th academic year this Fall.