Save the Date for the 18th Annual Mudbug Bash Benefitting Palmer Home for Children

February 9, 2022

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HERNANDO, Miss., Feb. 1, 2021 – Palmer Home for Children, the faith-based organization that has provided superior care for vulnerable children for over 125 years, today announced its 18th annual Mudbug Bash is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd from 6p.m. to 10p.m.

Sponsorships are available to purchase now at VIP and general admission tickets will soon be available to purchase.

Guests at this year’s event can enjoy the best live music, giveaways, and crawfish in DeSoto County as Panola Street will once again be transformed into Palmer Party Plaza. Ticket holders can peruse the plaza for additional ways to support Palmer Home’s mission to care for children in need, including a raffle, live auction, and online auction preview.


“The community of Hernando has been instrumental in helping Palmer Home grow our mission and our ability to serve thousands of children and families over the past 126 years,” said Drake Bassett, President and CEO of Palmer Home for Children. “Mudbug Bash allows us to celebrate our community while providing an opportunity for individuals and organizations to give back to Palmer Home’s mission.”


Founded in 1895, Palmer Home for Children provides superior care to vulnerable children through four distinct care settings designed to serve the needs of a child at their point of admission and evolving as the child progresses:

– Campus Care, where children live on the Palmer Home campus in a Christ-centered family atmosphere
– Family Care, which serves infants and incarcerated mothers with the goal of reunification
– Foster Care, where Palmer Home certified foster parents provide a loving two-parent family to children in need
– Transitional Care, which helps young men and women ages 18 to 24 years old navigate adulthood, learn life skills and lead healthy, independent lives

The organization serves each child through Whole Child Initiative, its proprietary, trauma-informed model of care. Palmer Home believes that by helping a child overcome their trauma, they are better equipped to thrive at home, in school, and in community life.

To become a Mudbug Bash sponsor or purchase VIP tickets, please visit

About Palmer Home for Children
Palmer Home for Children is a privately funded, faith-based organization that has provided superior care to vulnerable children for more than 125 years. Palmer Home provides campus care, foster care, family care, and transitional care to meet the specific needs of each child and family. The Whole Child Initiative, Palmer Home’s approach to care, emphasizes child development by focusing on five components: physical development, emotional healing, educational support, social health, and spiritual growth. For more information, visit


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