Join the women of Zonta as they welcome you with your family and friends
to the City of Pascagoula Saturday, October 7 to celebrate the 40th anniversary
of their annual festival. Opening ceremonies begin at 9am with Mayor Dane
Maxwell, the national anthem, and a bag pipe parade with an ROTC flag
display winding through the downtown district of Pascagoula.
This annual Gulf Coast festival is a very important fundraiser providing
monies for various coastal community projects of service that would not be
in existence if not for this festival and the women of Zonta International.
The origin of the word "Zonta" was adopted from the language of the Sioux
Indians. Zonta meaning the following: To symbolize the combined qualities
of honesty, trust worthy, and the ability to work together for service and world
The mission of Zonta is a club of women to help empower other women
through service and advocacy. To help promote the status of women's economic
self-sufficiency, equal rights, political, education, health and the elimination
of violence against women. Zontians dedicate thousands of volunteer service
hours and dollars to effecting these changes.
Free shuttle to the festival runs from 8am to 5pm the day of the festival from
the First Baptist Church Pascagoula. Bring the family to enjoy continuous
live entertainment, exhibitors of all types, arts and craft, and food booths of tasty coastal cuisine. Don’t miss the
free children's activities and a book
sale taking place at the Pascagoula
Zonta International service
organization has 30k members,
1200 clubs in 66 countries, 31
districts worldwide. The ladies who
make up the Pascagoula Zonta Club
come from all walks of stature and
vary in ages. Be sure to pick up a
Zonta Festival t-shirt and know that
your donation will go even further after the event and that you have been part of
empowering women in your community.
To learn more visit www.zonta.org.