Longtime APRO member and Baber’s Inc. President Shannon Strunk was crowned King of Joy LXXIX at the 2018 Young Men’s Business Club (YMBC) Coronation Ball in February at the Jackson County Civic Center in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The prestigious ceremony is held in part of Mardi Gras events and recognizes outstanding residents of Jackson County, Mississippi who have made meaningful contributions to the community through professional, civic or personal impacts. The first ceremony was held 83 years ago in 1935 and has since been held each year with the exceptions of 1943-1945 during WWII, 1951 during the Korean War and 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. The crowning ceremony is a highly anticipated event each year as the identity of the King and Crown remains secret until the unmasking at the coronation. Strunk was selected as this year’s King for his efforts to help make Jackson County an even better place to live and work by investing and growing businesses in the county cities of Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier and Ocean Springs as well as his professional accomplishments in the rent-to-own industry. An estimated 1500 Jackson County citizens and other guests attended the Coronation event.