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MAP! is South Mississippi's Hub City local furry group who hosts an annual summer picnic at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg. Our goal is to create a physical community that reflects the support and positive outlook on life throughout the furry fandom. We are currently operating as individuals in agreement of our goal and hope to gain a more substantial organization in the near future; at this time, all of our events and endeavors are privately funded. All furries and non-furries alike are invited to our activites. All donations to MAP! are utilized, along with our private funding, to make our annual picnic and other fur meets become a reality.
The first picnic was held on August 5th, 2007 as a pre-meet for Mephit Fur Meet 11. Instead, the 14 furries and 1 human who attended this potluck picnic decided it should be held annually. On January 12-13th, 2008, MAP! held its first fur meet in Hattiesburg at the Richburg Community Center with around 30 people attending. The guests of honor was Kos Aldrus, the MAP! Public Relations director, & Savaaha D'Loren, one of Furtopia's administration.
The next annual picnic is scheduled to take place on July 20, 2008 at Kamper Park. Other fur meet plans are in the making and it is hoped to have another meet later this fall.