Sunday, June 24, 2007


When I was a kid growing up in rural South Mississippi during the 1960s, we didn't have many choices for entertainment besides the radio, the movie theatre or maybe a rare family outing to the beach at Gulfport or Biloxi (we lived nearly 100 miles away from the coast, so it wasn't often we got that lucky). Therefore, one of the area's primary attractions was a place called Pep's Point, located just north of Hattiesburg.

Located on a lake, Pep's Point is 28 acres of fun, a waterpark which included a beach, waterslide, a miniature golf coure, and a campground for families so inclined could enjoy the weekend. It was a great place to get away from the boredom so prevelant living out in the country, as almost anyone who lived in the Pine Belt would tell you. I enjoyed many a great Saturday or Sunday at the waterside or trying my luck at the putt-putt course.

For the past three decades, Pep's Point has been owned by Frank and Angie Myers, and a spokesperson for the couple told Laurel/Hattiesburg television station WDAM-TV that they are retiring, and therefore are selling the waterpark...on eBay. All you need is $1.3 million. A great opportunity while holding on to a slight bit of nostalgia. It would be a wonderful investment for someone willing to make the time and commitment in a growing area of the Magnolia State.


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