Extra Table, Southern Beverage host ‘Over the Edge’ event Downtown Hattiesburg


Hattiesburg, Miss. On April 2, Downtown Hattiesburg will be the host for Over the Edge, a once-in-a-lifetime event —sponsored by Southern Beverage and iHeartRadio— that gives participants the opportunity to rappel down a local high-rise building as a fundraiser for local non-profit Extra Table.


Throughout the coming months, participants will use peer-to-peer fundraising methods to raise money from their family, friends and community to help send them ‘Over the Edge’. Once they have reached their fundraising goal, where they will rappel down the side of the recently restored Carter Building in Downtown Hattiesburg in an all-day event. “Hub City Lofts is excited about hosting the Over the Edge event for the benefit of Extra Table at the Carter Building in downtown Hattiesburg,” said Rob Tatum, Owner of Hub City Lofts. “My lawyer and insurance agent thought I was crazy when I approached them with this idea, but…we are all excited for what this event will do, raise money for a great cause, great exposure for Downtown, and ultimately the city of Hattiesburg.  Having the Over the Edge coincide with Hubfest will only add interest to an already fantastic event,” Tatum concluded.


The Over the Edge event will serve as a fundraiser for non-profit organization Extra Table. Founded by chef, author and restaurateur Robert St. John, Extra Table operates with the mission of providing new, healthy food for the 670,000 people who are food insecure in the state of Mississippi. Through a partnership with Sysco, the nation’s largest food distributor, Extra Table raises funds, purchases healthy food bundles from Sysco and has the food shipped to over 20 food pantries and soup kitchens from Pascagoula to Tupelo with hopes to be in all 82 of Mississippi’s counties. “We are in the midst of an exciting time in the history of Extra Table,” said Michael Dixon, Executive Director of Extra Table. “We are experiencing unprecedented growth in our food distribution across the state. Participating in the Over the Edge event will not only be the most exciting thing you do this year, it will also make an enormous impact in our ability to feed the hungry. We hope everyone will join in the fun.”


Over the Edge will also be a unique event for Hattiesburg this year because it will take place during HubFest, an annual festival developed by Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce. HubFest occurs in downtown Hattiesburg, covering several blocks with over 250 artist and vendor booths and attracting tens of thousands of participants.


Anyone interested in participating in or sponsoring Over the Edge can visit www.extratable.org, www.hattiesburgovertheedge.com or send inquiries to info@extratable.org for more details.