Friday, September 17, 2010

22nd Over The River Run


2010 Over The River Run


Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at 8:00 a.m.
Sponsorship Form (240 KB Adobe Reader file)
Individual Entry Form (319 KB Adobe Reader file)
Corporate-Team Entry Letter and Forms (218 KB Adobe Reader file)
Corporate-Team Run Entry Form125 KB Adobe Reader file
28 KB Excel file
Corporate-Team Walk Entry Form125 KB Adobe Reader file
28 KB Excel file
DIRECTED BY:The Mississippi Track Club  - Grand Prix Event
Proceeds to benefit The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
Click here for Lodging & Restaurant deals

AFTER THE RACEEntertainment, Fun and Refreshments for all runners, walkers and
volunteers after the race in the
Ameristar Delta Point parking lot. 
The after-party is the place to be! 
Entertainment by “Slaphappy”.

LOCATION:
The 5-mile “Over The River Run” starts at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street,
crosses the Old Mississippi River Bridge, and ends back at Vicksburg
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RACE TIMES:8:00 am for 5-Mile Run and 5-Mile Walk
1-Mile Fun Run will follow 
        (No headphones, rollerblades, bicycles or animals allowed the course)

PARKING AT AMERISTAR HOTEL OR CASINO

ENTRY FEES:
$25  Individual Fee 
(postmarked by October 1st)$30  Individual LATE Fee (postmarked after October 1st, packets will be available only on race day)$15  Kids Registration (10 & under)  after October 1st entry is $20
$55 Family Pre-Race 
(pre-registered only, postmarked by October 1st –limit 5 immediate family members living at the same address)$75  Corporate Team Pre-Race (pre-register only, postmarked by October 1st - 3-5 members required per team.)

PACKETS:
Packet pickup will be October 8 at the SCHF Auditorium
(corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 4:00-7:00 pm.
T-shirts available to the first 500 registered participants!
Registration will be available from 6:30am-7:30am the day of the race.
NO REFUNDS, PACKETS OR AWARDS WILL BE MAILED.
AWARDS
5 MILE RUN & 5 MILE WALKOverall Winners, Male and Female
Over all Masters, Grand Masters, and Senior Masters
Male and Female
First, Second and Third Places awarded in each age group, Male and Female
Age Groups:
10 and under, 11-14, 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49;
50-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over
CORPORATE TEAMS
First, second and third in 5 Mile Run and 5 Mile Walk
(Must complete corporate sign up sheet)
Entry form and entire fee must be attached.

Limited to 5 full-time employees/Working a minimum of 30 hrs. per wk.
1 MILE FUN RUN
Open to All Ages.
Overall Winners, Male and Female
First, Second and Third Places awarded
In the following age groups only:

Age Groups
:
5 and under, 6-7; 8-9; 10-11; 12-13; 14-15; 16-18
Hampton Inn & Suites
3330 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
(601) 636-6100
SPECIAL GROUP CODE: ORR
http://www.vicksburghamptoninn.com/
Vicksburg Candlewood Suites
1296 S Frontage Rd.
Vicksburg, MS 39180
T:601-638-6900
www.candlewoodsuites.com/vicksburgms
Rate Code: RUN10
Rates: $70 – single studio suites $75 – double queen suites
Open for Reservation: September 1st
RESTAURANT DEALS
Roca127 Country Club Dr
Vicksburg, MS, 39180
Phone: 601-638-0800
http://www.rocarestaurant.com/
SHOW YOUR OTRR PARTICIPANT NUMBER AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR BILL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
McAlister's Deli4200 Clay St
Vicksburg, MS.
Tel: 601-619-8222.
SHOW YOUR OTRR PARTICIPANT NUMBER AND RECEIVE A FREE BEVERAGE WITH YOUR DINNER ORDER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
SPONSORED IN PART BY:
Diamond Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors   
   
Gold Sponsors    
Silver Sponsors        
Bronze Sponsors
In-Kind SponsorsMay & Company      Waste Management      Budweiser      Coca-Cola

1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: 601-631-2997
Fax: 601-631-3734
E-mail: info@southernculture.org

Friday, August 27, 2010



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Vicksburg Farmers' Market @ the Catfish Row Art Park
Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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August 28: LAST MARKET SATURDAY!
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  • Master Gardeners teach Drought Tolerant Plants
  • RECYCLING is available.  Bring your aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastics down to the market.
  • It's the last Saturday for the summer market.  Thank you for your support this season.  See you next year!
2011 MARKET SEASON~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It's never too early to begin thinking about next summer!  We'll need some extra hands and new faces next summer to keep the market going.  Interested in being an occasional volunteer, or want some experience managing a market?  E-mail vicksburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com for more info.
STUFFED PEPPERS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Start to finish: about an hour.  Serves 8-10.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound breakfast sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 20 Anaheim or Poblano peppers, cut in 1/2, seeds removed

Directions

In a saute pan over medium-high heat add the oil. Once heated add the celery, bell peppers and onion and saute for about 8 minutes. Add sausage and garlic and brown. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Take off heat and stir in parsley, hot sauce and bread crumbs. Let cool.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Stuff peppers with vegetable and cheese mixture and bake for 15 minutes or grill until char develops.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Vicksburg Farmers' Market

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Vicksburg Farmers' Market @ the Catfish Row Art Park
Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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August 14 at the market

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Master Gardeners present Common Garden Pests

RECYCLING is available. Bring your aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastics down to the market.

Just Desserts Fine Pastries & Artisan Breads WILL be closed August 14, but will return next week, on August 21.

While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please know that market rules prohibit vendors from selling before 8:00 a.m. Feel free to catch a few extra minutes of sleep on your weekend morning!


TOMATO BASIL SOUP
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Ingredients

4 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and diced

4 cups tomato juice

14 leaves fresh basil

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup butter

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot.

Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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In addition to all the great vendors, the Vicksburg Farmers' Market depends on the help of volunteers each Saturday. If you're willing to sign up for a Saturday shift, please e-mail vicksburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Volunteers typically sell soft drinks (funds support market advertising), answer customer questions, and assist vendors -- when needed -- to set up booths. As the summer wears on, we'll need more help. Please don't just shop the market. Volunteer to work on a market Saturday if you'd like to see this great summer event continue!


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vicksburg Farmers' Market Recipe

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Vicksburg Farmers' Market @ the Catfish Row Art Park

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Was August 7 at the market but was out-of-town...

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Just Desserts Fine Pastries & Artisan Breads WILL be closed August 7 and 14 and will RETURN on August 21.


Below is a recipe that I know you would not want to miss out on!


ZUCCHINI SQUARES

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Zucchini squares, a quiche-like recipe made with eggs and zucchini.

Ingredients:

3 cups thinly sliced zucchini, unpeeled

1 cup biscuit mix

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 teaspoon dried leaf oregano

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

dash garlic powder

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs, lightly beaten

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cut into squares and serve as an appetizer or side dish.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Vicksburg Farmers' Market


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Vicksburg Farmers' Market @ the Catfish Row Art Park
Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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July 31 at the market
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Just Desserts Fine Pastries & Artisan Breads WILL be at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 31. However they will be closed August 7 and 14 and will RETURN on August 21. They will have plenty of all items tomorrow for those who may want to purchase ahead. Stock up.

Master Gardeners present Butterfly Gardens

RECYCLING is available. Bring your aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastics down to the market.

Baked goods, fresh veggies, and Smith County watermelons.

While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please know that market rules prohibit vendors from selling before 8:00 a.m. Feel free to catch a few extra minutes of sleep on your weekend morning!

TOMATO AND WATERMELON SALAD
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Yield: Serves 4 to 6

INGREDIENTS

3 or 4 small to medium heirloom tomatoes, in assorted colors, cored and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 small English or regular cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 cup 3/4-inch-cubed yellow or red seedless watermelon flesh
1 Hass avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 tablespoon chopped mixed fresh herbs, in any combination: basil, tarragon, chives, and cilantro
1/4 teaspoon coriander seed
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, watermelon, avocado, and herbs. In a spice grinder, grind the coriander seeds to a fine powder. Add the ground coriander to the tomato mixture and toss gently.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the tomato mixture and toss to coat evenly. Taste and adjust the seasoning before serving.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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In addition to all the great vendors, the Vicksburg Farmers' Market depends on the help of volunteers each Saturday. If you're willing to sign up for a Saturday shift, please e-mail vicksburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Volunteers typically sell soft drinks (funds support market advertising), answer customer questions, and assist vendors -- when needed -- to set up booths. As the summer wears on, we'll need more help. Please don't just shop the market. Volunteer to work on a market Saturday if you'd like to see this great summer event continue!

More about us
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Our Website
E-mail Us
Our sponsors: Vicksburg Main Street & City of Vicksburg

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vicksburg Farmers' Market


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Vicksburg Farmers' Market @ the Catfish Row Art Park
Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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July 24 at the market
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Master Gardeners present about recycling and, conveniently...

RECYCLING is available. Bring your aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastics down to the market.

Music by Clay Koestler

And edamame grown in Silver City!

While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please know that market rules prohibit vendors from selling before 8:00 a.m. Feel free to catch a few extra minutes of sleep on your weekend morning!

EDAMAME SUCCOTASH
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INGREDIENTS

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


1 slice center-cut bacon

1 tablespoon butter

2 cups chopped sweet onion

2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)

1 (16-ounce) bag frozen, shelled edamame, thawed

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon sugar

3 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

3 tablespoons torn basil


1. Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; coarsely chop bacon.

2. Increase the heat to medium-high. Melt butter in drippings in pan. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corn kernels; sauté for 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Add edamame, and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar and next 5 ingredients (through bell pepper); cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with bacon and basil.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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In addition to all the great vendors, the Vicksburg Farmers' Market depends on the help of volunteers each Saturday. If you're willing to sign up for a Saturday shift, please e-mail vicksburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Volunteers typically sell soft drinks (funds support market advertising), answer customer questions, and assist vendors -- when needed -- to set up booths. As the summer wears on, we'll need more help. Please don't just shop the market. Volunteer to work on a market Saturday if you'd like to see this great summer event continue to grow!

More about us
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Our Website
E-mail Us
Our sponsors: Vicksburg Main Street & City of Vicksburg

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vicksburg's Farmers Market


Vicksburg Farmers' Market @ the Catfish Row Art Park
Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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July 17 at the market
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Master Gardeners present about Herbs
Tomatoes are in full swing -- stop by to grab a few pounds

RECYCLING is available. Bring your aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastics down to the market.

While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please know that market rules prohibit vendors from selling before 8:00 a.m. Feel free to catch a few extra minutes of sleep on your weekend morning!

TOMATO PIE
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INGREDIENTS

1 9-inch pie shell
1/2 yellow or red onion, chopped
3-4 tomatoes, cut in half horizontally, squeezed to remove excess juice, roughly chopped, to yield approximately 3 cups chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced basil (about 8 leaves)*
2 cups grated cheese (combination of sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack, or mozzarella)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon (or more to taste) of hot sauce

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

*To slice basil, chiffonade them by stacking the leaves on top of each other, roll them up like a cigar, starting at one end slice the "cigar" crosswise in thin slices.

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pie shell in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or longer until lightly golden. If you are starting with a frozen crust, you'll need to cook it a little longer. If you are using a homemade crust, freeze the crust first, then line the crust with aluminum foil and pre-bake it for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.

2. Squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the chopped tomatoes, using either paper towels, a clean dish towel, or a potato ricer.

3. Sprinkle the bottom of the pre-cooked pie shell with chopped onion. Spread the chopped tomatoes over the onions. Sprinkle the sliced basil over the tomatoes.

4. In a medium bowl, mix together the grated cheese, mayonnaise, hot sauce, a sprinkling of salt and freshly ground black pepper. The mixture should be the consistency of a gooey snow ball. Spread the cheese mixture over the tomatoes.

5. Place in oven and bake until browned and bubbly, anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes.

Serves 6.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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In addition to all the great vendors, the Vicksburg Farmers' Market depends on the help of volunteers each Saturday. If you're willing to sign up for a Saturday shift, please e-mail vicksburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Volunteers typically sell soft drinks (funds support market advertising), answer customer questions, and assist vendors -- when needed -- to set up booths. As the summer wears on, we'll need more help. Please don't just shop the market. Volunteer to work on a market Saturday if you'd like to see this great summer event continue to grow!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Vicksburg Farmers' Market

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Vicksburg Farmers' Market @ the Catfish Row Art Park
Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
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July 10 at the market
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Master Gardeners present Permaculture
Music by That Beatles Guy
Tomatoes are in full swing -- stop by to grab a few pounds

RECYCLING is available. Bring your aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastics down to the market.

While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please know that market rules prohibit vendors from selling before 8:00 a.m. Feel free to catch a few extra minutes of sleep on your weekend morning!

MARGARITA GRILLED CORN
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Yield: 8 servings
Time: 25 min. prep, 25 min. grill

Ingredients

8 ears fresh corn in husks
4 tsp. finely shredded lime peel (peel from 2 to 3 limes)
2 tsp. kosher salt or sea salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. chili powder
Small Limes (optional)

Directions

1. Carefully peel back corn husks, but do not remove. Scrub ears with stiff brush to remove silks. Rinse ears. Pull husks back up around corn. Place in large pot; cover with water. Soak 2 to 4 hours; drain well. Peel back husks and pat corn dry with paper towels.

2. For lime salt, in small bowl stir together lime peel and salt. Brush some of the butter on corn. Sprinkle lightly with lime salt and chili powder. Fold husks back around ears. Tie husk tops with strips of corn husk or 100% cotton kitchen string.

3. For charcoal grill, grill corn on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender, turning and rearranging occasionally. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place corn on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.)

4. To serve, remove ties from corn; peel back husks. Pass remaining butter, lime salt, chili powder, and limes for squeezing.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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In addition to all the great vendors, the Vicksburg Farmers' Market depends on the help of volunteers each Saturday. If you're willing to sign up for a Saturday shift, please e-mail vicksburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Volunteers typically sell soft drinks (funds support market advertising), answer customer questions, and assist vendors -- when needed -- to set up booths. As the summer wears on, we'll need more help. Please don't just shop the market. Volunteer to work on a market Saturday if you'd like to see this great summer event continue to grow!

More about us
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Our Website
E-mail Us
Our sponsors: Vicksburg Main Street & City of Vicksburg

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Miss Mississippi Pageant


The Miss Mississippi Pageant brings thousands of fans to the city of Vicksburg to cheer on their favorite contestant to win the Miss Mississippi crown. 45 contestants will compete to represent the state at the Miss America Pageant in January.

David Blackledge, Miss Mississippi Pageant director said that the Vicksburg Convention Center will have about 2100 people on Saturday night of the pageant, 2000 on Friday night and between 1800-1900 on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Pageant week is a tremendous economic boom for the city,” Blackledge said. “People come in for 8 days from around the state to stay in our hotels, use our florists, and to shop around town especially downtown and at the Outlets.”

“We have some exciting things planned for the girls that have never been done before,” said Ford. “The hotel is completely decorated for the pageant. We have each contestant’s picture on a star on her door. Once the pageant starts, each day the winners will have their stars on display in the front of the hotel.”

Ford said that the host hotel has assisted with the parents and directors including putting together tour itineraries for things to do in Vicksburg and a list of Top Ten restaurants to dine at.

“Special requests were broadcasted on facebook and we received 30 phone calls from parents and families on wanting suggestions on what to do in Vicksburg,” said Ford. “We really take advantage of what all our city has to offer to get the parents and friends out and about in the community. One family has 25 people from around the United States and we have planned their whole itinerary on things to do in Vicksburg.

“Two of our hotel properties are sold out for that week and they typically don’t sell out during this week especially with all the new hotels in our area,” said Ford. MY Hospitality Services properties in Vicksburg include the Wingate by Wyndham, Motel 6, Fairfield Inn, La Quinta, and Days Inn. “The pageant is going to be bigger than every this year.”

This year’s Miss Mississippi Pageant is held at the Vicksburg Convention Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday July 10. Preliminary pageants will be Wednesday through Friday July 7-9 also at 8 p.m. Pageant activities begin on July 3 at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium with the Prince and Princess Crowning Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Miss Mississippi Pageant Parade and autograph parties also contribute to Vicksburg’s “economic boom” during pageant week. The parade will be downtown along Washington Street on Monday July 5 at 7 p.m. An autograph party at participating downtown stores will follow and stores will stay open until 9 p.m.

Miss Mississippi 2009 Anna Tadlock will make her last public performance outside the pageant at Vicksburg’s Fourth of July “Sparks on the River.” She will kick off Independence Day festivities at the Vicksburg Waterfront with the National Anthem at 7 p.m.. Music entertainment by Super T and fireworks on the Mississippi River will follow.

For ticket information for the Miss Mississippi Pageant call 601-638-6746 or visit http://missmississippipageant.com/.
For more information about Vicksburg and Vicksburg events call the Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau at 601-636-9421 or toll free at 800-221-3536 or visit online at http://www.visitvicksburg.com/.

Links:

Press Release: http://www.mspress.org/pressreleases/2010/06/29/pageant-brings-thousands-to-vicksburg/

Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau:
Web: http://www.visitvicksburg.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vicksburg-MS/Vicksburg-Convention-and-Visitors-Bureau/97573010951

Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium:
Web: http://www.vccmeet.com/

Outlets at Vicksburg:
Web: http://www.outletsatvicksburg.com/

Facebook:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/outletsatvicksburg

LaQuinta Inn Suites-Vicksburg: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000185717842

Vicksburg Main Street Program:
Web: http://www.downtownvicksburg.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000138350234

Thursday, July 1, 2010

MS in the Civil War: The Home Front

By Timothy B. Smith
304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 15 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, bibliography, index


Tim Smith, author of "Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front" will be signing his book on Friday July 2 at 4 p.m. at Lorelei Books and Saturday July 3 at 9 a.m. at the Visitor Center of the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Mississippi in the Civil War is the newest addition to the Heritage of Mississippi series, examines the state’s civilian populace during the Civil War. It examines Mississippi's Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. The invading Union army dismantled the state's political system, infrastructure, economy, and fighting capability. The state saw extensive military operations, destruction, and bloodshed within her borders. One of the most frightful and extended sieges of the war ended in a crucial Confederate defeat at Vicksburg, the capstone to a tremendous Union campaign.

As Confederate forces and Mississippi became overwhelmed militarily, the populace's morale began to crumble. Realizing that the enemy could roll unchecked over the state, civilians, Smith argues, began to lose the will to continue the struggle. Many white Confederates chose to return to the Union rather than see continued destruction in the name of a victory that seemed ever more improbable. When the tide turned, Unionists and African Americans boldly stepped up their endeavors. The result, Smith finds, was a state vanquished and destined to endure suffering far into its future.

The book presents the first examination of the state's Civil War home front in seventy years. It tells the story of all classes of Mississippians during the war, concentrating on previously neglected groups such as women and African Americans. The result is a new and fresh examination of the social side of war.

Timothy B. Smith, Adamsville, Tennessee, teaches history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is the author of several books, including Shiloh: The Battle and Battlefield and Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg.

Reference:
New Book: Mississippi in the Civil War:
http://upmississippi.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-book-mississippi-in-civil-war.html
Tim Smith signs "Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front": http://www.visitthedelta.com/festivals_events/?id=1910
Vicksburg National Military Park website: http://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm
University Press of Mississippi: http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1273
Amazon.com book page (Price:$28.80): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604734299?ie=UTF8&tag=civilwarbooks-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1604734299
Tim Smith's Amazon.com page: http://www.amazon.com/Timothy-B.-Smith/e/B001JRZ7M4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Mississippi Department of Archives and History: http://mdah.state.ms.us/pubs/home_front.html

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Vicksburg Farmers' Market


Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

RAIN or SHINE
Corner of Grove & Levee Streets

in front of LD’s Restaurant

at the Catfish Row Art Park

2010 season: June 5 through Aug. 28

Sponsored by
 the City of Vicksburg,
Vicksburg Main Street
and LD's Restaurant

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

City Waterfront Concert


DON'T MISS OUT

High waters in Natchez made it impossible for the floating concert to dock at their riverfront so they will be joining us in Downtown Vicksburg! This is truly a fantastic opportunity for the community. We do not have much time to promote this wonderful event so please forward the information to anyone who would be interested. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. We hope to see everyone at the concert on Monday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. *Bring your lawn chairs*

Monday, May 24, 2010

Willie Clayton in Concert


DiamondJacks Vicksburg presents Willie Clayton in concert Sunday May 30 7-9 p.m.

For more information about the concert visit www.diamondjacks.com

Willie began performing gospel music in church as a youngster. He's from Indianola, Mississippi. His songs “Boom Boom Boom” and “A Woman Knows” landed him on Billboard’s album and singles charts and he has been doing R&B, soul, and gospel for 40 years. See more of Willie Clayton on his web site: http://www.willieclayton.com/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Eagle Lake & Yazoo City Benefit Music Festival


River Rat Music Productions presents Eagle Lake and Yazoo City Benefit Music Festival and Crawfish Boil on Saturday, May 15, 2010 10 AM to 10 PM at the Outlets at Vicksburg --- Trauma, Cowboy Up, Silver Tongue Devil, Trepid, 69 South Band, Bloodstyne, Heartbreak Sells, and Burning Windsor --- Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Catfish Plates, Burgers and more. --- Salvation Army Clothing drive --- Bring clothing and get $10 off at Bass and Van Heusen outlet stores.  For more info call Charlene Miles @601.831.1076 or call Meredith Spencer @601.831.7331.

On TV
Burning Windsor will be interviewed live at 5 a.m. Friday on "Wake Up With Al" on The Weather Channel 64.  The show will be rebroadcast at 10:00 a.m.  For more information on the band and to donate, visit http://www.myspace.com/burningwindsor

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

American Heart Association Scramble

Friday, May 7 - American Heart Association Scramble

The American Heart Association Scramble is at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina, MS, in Warren County. Tee time is at 1 p.m. (shotgun). For more information call the pro shop at 601-638-9395.
 
Clear Creek Golf Course, 1566 Tiffintown Rd.,Vicksburg, MS  39183-7497

Phone: (601) 638-9395 - Fax: (601) 634-1970

The 18-hole "Clear Creek" course at the Clear Creek Golf Course facility in Vicksburg, MS features 6,601 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Watermark Golf LLC/Nathan Crace, the Clear Creek golf course opened in 1977.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Race For His Glory




5K RACE
I MILE KIDS’ RACE
RIDGECREST BAPTIST CHURCH

MAY 15, 2010
8:00 AM
RACE TIME

Race Organized by: Ridgecrest Baptist Church www.rcbc.org
MS Race Timing, LLC www.msracetiming.com

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Where: Ridgecrest Baptist Church

6:45 – 7:45 am (registration and packet pick-up)
7469 Old Canton Road
Madison, MS 39110
8:00 am 5K race 
Early Bird Entry: 5K Race fee $20       Late Entry: 5K Race fee $25
1 Mile Kids’ fee $10             1 Mile Kids’ fee $15
Postmarked by May 1, 2010         Postmarked after May 1, 2010

5K Awards: Overall male and female winners, masters, grandmasters, and top three in each age group will be
awarded prizes. 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & over.

1 Mile Kids’ Awards: Top male and female finishers overall any age (only under 12 receive awards)

Registration: Online registration and registration forms @ www.msracetiming.com

Send entry forms and fees, and make checks payable to:
Ridgecrest Baptist Church
Attn: 5K Race
7469 Old Canton Road
Madison, MS 39110

Day of Prayer

Our governor, Haley Barbour, has declared today as a Day of Prayer to remember Mississippians who suffered losses in Saturday's severe weather and for those families who lost loved ones in last week's oil rig accident. Barbour has ordered state flags to be flown at half staff April 27 through April 30 as part of a period of mourning.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Riverfest 2010


Vicksburg, Mississippi

April 16-17, 2010

Friday p.m. & Saturday

2010 Headliners 


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

River City Heart Walk



River City Heart Walk Saturday at Rainbow


The River City Heart Walk is back for the 12th year, but in a new place this time.

The walk, which will include children’s activities and other entertainment, will be Saturday at the Rainbow Event Center at 1380 Warrenton Road. Last year’s walk was at Riverfront Park.

“We’re always excited to host this event in our city,” said Diane Gawronski, chairman of the 2010 River City Heart Walk. “Mississippi has a high propensity to heart disease. The walk helps bring awareness to heart disease. Many who walk do so in honor of those they lost to heart disease.”

Events will kick off with registration at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 9. Participants will walk on a designated sidewalk, which wraps around the event center and offers views of the Mississippi River. Activities will be featured inside the event center.

“There will be all types of activities for children,” said Gay Smith, special events coordinator for the American Heart & Stroke Association, which is sponsoring the walk in Vicksburg and others across the country. “We’ll have the normal health screenings like blood pressure, sugar and everything that has to do with heart disease.”

A DJ will provide entertainment.

“We’re going to have a fun-filled morning,” Smith said.

The goal is to raise $75,000.

“We’re at least halfway there,” Gawronski said. “But registration is still open.”

Funds will benefit AHA research and prevention programs.

“Every 37 seconds, someone dies from heart disease,” Smith said. “That equals out to 2,400 people a day.”

Walkers may join a team or start a team online at http://www.rivercityheartwalk.kintera.org/.

If You Go:
The River City Heart Walk will be Saturday at the Rainbow Event Center on Warrenton Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will start at 9. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Call Gay Smith at 662-455-5343 or 662-753-9969.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Long Time Coming


Bozarts Gallery located in downtown Water Valley at 403 Main Street will be having a reception March 5th from 6-9 PM to celebrate several talented artists and their work that involves the early struggle of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement.
Trust me, this is a lot of fun, very enjoyable and a great diversity of people will be there to enjoy the work.
Water Valley- Bozarts- 6-9- Be There.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

31st Annual Run Through History




Saturday March 6, 2010

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, Mississippi

8:30 a.m. Saturday; Vicksburg National Military Park; 10K run, 5K walk and Blue/Gray 1 Miler available; registration deadline Monday, late registration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday; fees:  $25 for 10K run and 5K walk, $12 for Blue/Gray 1 Miler and $30 late registration fee; T-shirts not guaranteed to late entrants; 601-638-1071 or http://www.runthruhistory.org/

Presented by the Vicksburg Y.M.C.A.

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