We are headed to the Mississippi State Fair for the sixth year in a row to help reunite Mississippians with their unclaimed property. Over the past five years, Fair-goers have initiated over 7,300 claims and collected over $11.2 million through our Fair booths. We are looking forward to finding even more Mississippians money this year.
Our booth will operate in the Trademart building starting at 5 pm on opening day, Wednesday, October 3. The booth will be open from 11 am to 5 pm, with some evening hours as well, each day until the Fair ends on Sunday, October 14.
Our Unclaimed Property Team has been on the road quite a bit lately. They were at Harrisville Day in Simpson County on Saturday, September 22 and Richland’s Highway 49 Festival in Rankin County on Saturday, September 29. And, they will be at the Fall Festival in Clinton on Saturday, October 13, too.
Since I took office in January 2012, we have helped reunite people with almost $90 million in unclaimed property. That is 56% of all the unclaimed property distributed since this program began in 1982.