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Mississippi Power wins first place at Dragon Boat

The Mississippi Power “Kilowaves” placed first this weekend at the 2023 United Way of South Mississippi’s Dragon Boat race. 

Led by team captain Brad Falls, distribution manager within the Coast Division, the group finished with a time of 59.264. Participation in the raced helped raise money for United Way’s initiatives of improving the health, education, and financial stability of those in Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River and Stone counties.

“Mississippi Power is proud to once again be a part of the Dragon Boat races benefitting the United Way of South Mississippi,” said Falls. “It’s a great event that is ultimately a great benefit to the community. We put together an excellent team and came out and competed well today.” 

“Even though we brought home the win, the United Way and the community are the real winners,” he continued. “We look forward to coming out and participating again next year.” 

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