Video: Annual Stella Shouting Contest in downtown Columbus


COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- People gathered in downtown Columbus for the Annual Stella Shouting Contest.

It’s one of the biggest events for the Tennessee Williams Tribute taking place this weekend.

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30 contestants stood in the street and yelled “Stella” up to the Holly Hocks balcony. It’s a playful homage to Tennessee Williams play, “Streetcar named Desire.”

The winner was awarded a “Stella” trophy, dinner for two, a pair of tickets and a carriage ride to the Tennessee Williams play. Each contestant received a gift certificate and the top 5 got a gift bag full of prizes.

WCBI’s Steve Schill was one of the judges and says this years turn out, was one of the biggest there’s been.