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Hattiesburg Visitors Center Holds Open House

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HATTIESBURG -- The staff at the Hattiesburg Visitors Center are in the holiday spirit.

They hosted the 10th Annual Christmas Open House today.

The visitor's center featured food, USM Carolers and local artist Donna Woods.

Visit Hattiesburg Deputy Director Kristie Fairley said tourism is important to the City of Hattiesburg since it makes up about $247 million of annual spending.

She said this is a great opportunity to reach out to locals as well.

"Most of the time we are serving visitors that are passing through the area, so this is one of those times where we pause and invite the local community to come out and enjoy some of the hospitality,' Fairley said.

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