Election day goodness

Yesterday was election day in Hattiesburg and Petal, and I spent quite a bit of my day in the latter.

Here are some of my favorite voting shots:

Nathan Marx, 7, holds up a sign for his father Tuesday night at Calvary Baptist Church in Petal. Precinct workers at the church said more than 600 people cast their ballots during the day. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

Nathan Marx, 7, holds up a sign for his father Tuesday night at Calvary Baptist Church in Petal. Precinct workers at the church said more than 600 people cast their ballots during the day. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

People vote Tuesday night inside the Calvary Baptist Church gymnasium in Petal. Precinct workers at the church said more than 600 people cast their ballots during the day. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

People vote Tuesday night inside the Calvary Baptist Church gymnasium in Petal. Precinct workers at the church said more than 600 people cast their ballots during the day. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

Corey Carpenter fills out his ballot before dropping it into the box Tuesday afternoon at the Petal Civic Center. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

Corey Carpenter fills out his ballot before dropping it into the box Tuesday afternoon at the Petal Civic Center. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

You can see more election-oriented art here, here and here. (Check out some of my fellow photog, Matt Bush’s, work!)

And, to take a break from the election stuff, I was sent to the city’s annual Senior Prom. (No, it isn’t like what you’re thinking.) This ONE photo should explain why I thought the assignment was so fantastic.

Bussie Meyers dances with Hattiesburg firefighter Elliott Edwards during the City of Hattiesburg

Bussie Meyers dances with Hattiesburg firefighter Elliott Edwards during the City of Hattiesburg's Senior Prom on Tuesday afternoon at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center. Seniors were invited to take part in the annual event, titled "In the Mood," a theme based on the Glenn Miller song. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

The photo gallery can be found here. (Trust me, it’s worth clicking over to see the rest.)

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

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  • May 6, 2009 - 9:15 pm

    Doniree - Erin!!! I love these pictures, especially the Senior Prom ones. Seriously, that one is absolutely amazing!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    Doniree - Erin!!! I love these pictures, especially the Senior Prom ones. Seriously, that one is absolutely amazing!ReplyCancel

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