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OSPREY (Old School Parents Raising Engaged Youth)

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event will be held on the Lawn of the Laurel Mercantile Company located at 414 Front Street and at the Scotsman General Store at 1 Spec Wilson Blvd.

The event is sponsored by C-Spire, which has recently launched Connect and Protect, a new wireless initiative focused on innovative ways to keep families safely connected by offering services that help protect children by offering phone plans without internet access and parental controls. The event is designed for adults and children and will feature expert presentations on raising engaged, creative, low-tech kids in the social media age. The agenda features Osprey co-founders Erin and Ben Napier. and Dr. Catherine and Taylor Sledge, expert panelists on children's brain psychiatry and adolescent development, live music, and workshops for kids, including woodworking with Ben Napier, gardening with Emily Grohovsky, art with Adam Trest and music with Thomas Steinwinder.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets for the whole family and stay all day for expert presentations. All ticket sales cover meal costs and go toward fundraising for Osprey, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.



March 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Scotsman General Store
1 Spec Wilson Blvd.
Laurel, MS 39440 United States
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The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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