Thursday, September 26, 2013

First HOGTOBERFEST Coming To Vicksburg


The first ever “Hogtoberfest” (hog cooking and craft beer festival) will take place on Saturday, October 26 from 1pm-4pm in partnership with the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP). Admission will be free with live entertainment. Hog samplings and craft beer tasting will be available for purchase. The first 300 attendees will be able to purchase a special “Hogtoberfest” commemorative pint class. Proceeds from the event will benefit both the SCHF and the VFHP.

If you are the best hog cooker in town, this event will be the place to demonstrate it. Registration is $50 for SCHF/VFHP members or $60/Non-members. Click here for an application form. Cooks will be judged on the taste, consistency and aroma of the hog and on vendor’s homemade barbeque sauce. Space is limited to the first 20 applications received. Hogtoberfest vendor benefits include camping space in the SCHC courtyard the night before, breakfast the morning of the event, and a commemorative “Hogtoberfest” glass. Registration deadline is Monday, September 30th. Don’t miss out on being the first “Hogtoberfest” award winner.

As a special kick off to the event, the popular western, “Tombstone”, will be shown on a big screen outside in the courtyard of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Friday, October 25 at 8:30pm. The movie is sponsored in part by the Strand Cinema. Admission will be free.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Miss Mississippi Swimsuit Preliminary Winner

Congratulations to Chelsea Rick, Miss Mississippi 2013 for winning swimsuit preliminary on September 11 at Miss America Organization Pageant!

Chelsea Rick, Miss Mississippi

Shape Up Vicksburg




Don't forget tomorrow's Get Healthy Walk with Shape Up Vicksburg.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with the walk starting at 8:30 a.m.  We look forward to seeing everyone.  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary Over the River Run


The Southern CuOver the River Runltural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) is thrilled to celebrate and produce the 25th Annual Over the River Run.  The Foundation along with many sponsors and volunteers present this very special community venture.  This event welcomes hundreds to the City of Vicksburg and will serve as a wonderful family event.  It will take place on Saturday, October 12th at 8:00 am and begins at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street.
As a special thank you to the participants, all race finishers will receive a beautiful 25th Anniversary commemorative medal for completing either the run or walk.
This unique run follows a scenic course heading west across the Mississippi River to Delta, Louisiana and then returns back to the finish line.  The event involves a 5-mile run, 5-mile walk and a one-mile fun run for kids.    Complimentary entertainment, fun and refreshments for all runners, walkers and volunteers will follow the race in the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot.  Musical entertainment will be provided by the party band, Slaphappy, and inflatable surprises for kids will be on hand.
Registration is now open.  The entry fees are $25 Individual, $15 Kids Registration (10 & under), $55 Family pre-race registration (limit of 5), and $75 Corporate/Civic Club Team Pre-race fee (3-5 members).   A $5 late charge will apply to entries that are postmarked after October 1st.  The first 500 registered participants will receive an official Over the River Run T-shirt in a special goodie bag filled with specialty items from local sponsors.  Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure a place at the event.  Entry forms and complete event details are available by visitingwww.southernculture.org/events/otrr.htm .  Entry forms and fees can be dropped off at Just Duett Sports or mailed to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS  39180 or register online at www.active.com.  Race packet pick-up will be October 11 at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 4:00pm-7:00pm and also the morning of the race.
The run has acquired a number of very generous financial sponsors.  The Diamond Sponsors are Ameristar Casino and Hotel and Mississippi Development Authority/Tourism Division; Platinum sponsors are Anderson-Tully Lumber Co, BlueCross Blue Shield of Mississippi, River Region Health System, and Shape Up Vicksburg; Gold Sponsors are Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg and Vicksburg Post; Silver Sponsor is Diamond Jacks Casino; Bronze Sponsors are Falco Lime, MEA Medical Clinics, Mutual Credit Union, New York Life/Stan Kline, and Trustmark National Bank.   Additional sponsors include Budweiser, City of Vicksburg, Coca-Cola, Coomes Produce, Gulf States Golf Cars, Waste Management, and Woodmen of the World.  Many volunteers are needed in many areas of the organizing of the event.
The Over the River Run is an extremely important fundraiser for the SCHF and a very special community event.  After expenses, proceeds from the race will go toward the rehabilitation of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center and the many maintenance issues of the five historic buildings of the Center in the heart of downtown Vicksburg.
For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

VOTE ~ Miss Mississippi 2013 ~ Chelsea Rick



Vote for Miss Mississippi 2013 Chelsea Rick
Miss Mississippi 2013 Chelsea Rick: "You can only find success by being true to your own individuality."

Visit http://missamerica.org/videocontest to vote for the contestant you would like to see become America's Choice at the 2014 Miss America Competition live on ABC on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 9 pm EST at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

MS River Nature Weekend @ Tara




Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013
The Mississippi River Nature Weekend will be at Tara Wildlife. Weekend activities include meals and lodging, receptions, nature seminars, open air bus tours, and Mississippi River Excursions. Visitors are welcome on Saturday. Lunch is $7 ($3.50 for children 12 and under). Call 601-279-4261 for details.

Contact Information:

6791 Eagle Lake Shore Road
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Mark Bowen
601-279-4267

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Vicksburg Farmer's Market


Aug 7, 2013 · 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The 2013 Vicksburg Farmer's Market brings the taste of spring home with early season vegetables, baked goods and handmade craft items. There is something for everyone at the Vicksburg Farmers Market located on the corner of Jackson and Washington streets. The farmers market is held Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. The Farmers Market season runs until August 14, 2013. For more information call 601-801-3513 or visit www.vicksburgfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Miss Mississippi & Alternates!


And the winners are: (l to r) Jordin Johnson, Miss Leaf River Valley----3rd Alternate; Hannah Roberts, Miss University of Southern Mississippi---1st Alternate; Chelsea Rick, Miss Amory Railroad Festival----Miss Mississippi 2013; Laura Lee Lewis, Miss West Central Mississippi---2nd Alternate; and Caroline Conerly, Miss University of Mississippi---4th Alternate.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday Night's Winners



Congratulations to last night's preliminary winners Miss West Central Laura Lee Lewis in swimwear and Miss Amory Railroad Festival Chelsea Rick with Miss Mississippi Marie Wicks. Tonight is crowning night!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thursday Night's Preliminary Winners


Last night's Miss Mississippi Pageant results: talent winner Hannah Roberts, Miss University of Southern Mississippi and swimwear winner Chelsea Rick, Miss Amory Railroad Festival pictured with Miss Mississippi Marie Wicks.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Last Night's Preliminary Winners


Congratulations to last night's preliminary winners Miss Leaf River Valley Jordin Johnson in talent and Miss Heartland Breanne Ponder in swimsuit. Pictured with Miss Mississippi Marie Wicks.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War"

"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War", a travelling exhibit, will be on display June 1, 2013 through July 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at the Pemberton Headquarters, located at 1018 Crawford Street in downtown Vicksburg. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit shows how President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and constitutional vision steered the nation through its most turbulent years and into a future that forever changed America. The exhibition is organized into six main exhibit areas: “Secession Winter,” “Oath of Office,” “Crisis of Secession,” “Crisis of Slavery,” “Crisis of Civil Liberties,” and “Lincoln’s Legacy: The Gettysburg Address in His Time and Ours.”

Through the exhibition’s media and interactive elements, visitors can stand alongside Lincoln as he is sworn in as president, view Civil War military conflicts and Lincoln portraits through a replicated 1860s box camera, play a genuine 1862 board game called “The Secession Game,” use clues to solve an electronic jigsaw puzzle, experience a replicated jail cell for citizens arrested for dissent or disloyalty, and more!

The exhibit "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War " was developed by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and sponsored by American Library Association.

National Constitution Center on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/constitutioncenter

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
http://constitutioncenter.org/experience/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/lincoln-the-constitution-and-the-civil-war

Vicksburg National Military Park Hosts Lincoln and the Constitution Exhibit
http://www.nps.gov/vick/parknews/lincoln-constitution.htm

Info Contact: Virginia DuBowy, 601-619-2911
"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War", a travelling exhibit, will be on display  June 1, 2013 through July 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at the Pemberton Headquarters, located at 1018 Crawford Street in downtown Vicksburg. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

The exhibit shows how President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and constitutional vision steered the nation through its most turbulent years and into a future that forever changed America. The exhibition is organized into six main exhibit areas: “Secession Winter,” “Oath of Office,” “Crisis of Secession,” “Crisis of Slavery,” “Crisis of Civil Liberties,” and “Lincoln’s Legacy: The Gettysburg Address in His Time and Ours.”

Through the exhibition’s media and interactive elements, visitors can stand alongside Lincoln as he is sworn in as president, view Civil War military conflicts and Lincoln portraits through a replicated 1860s box camera, play a genuine 1862 board game called “The Secession Game,” use clues to solve an electronic jigsaw puzzle, experience a replicated jail cell for citizens arrested for dissent or disloyalty, and more!

The exhibit "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War " was developed by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  and sponsored by American Library Association. 

National Constitution Center on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/constitutioncenter

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
http://constitutioncenter.org/experience/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/lincoln-the-constitution-and-the-civil-war

Vicksburg National Military Park Hosts Lincoln and the Constitution Exhibit
http://www.nps.gov/vick/parknews/lincoln-constitution.htm

Info Contact: Virginia DuBowy, 601-619-2911

Friday, May 24, 2013

Vicksburg Stamp



To the 19,233 dead, wounded or missing: 10,142 Union and 9,091 Confederate soldiers....you are not forgotten. A big THANK YOU to the U.S. Postal Service in their observance of the Siege of Vicksburg with the release of this remarkable stamp. And don't forget to take in the even MORE remarkable events commemorating the 150th dedication of The Vicksburg Military Park all this weekend. God Bless America!!

Article In The Washington Post of Vicksburg's 150th Anniversary of Civil War





VICKSBURG, Miss. — Even 150 years later, Vicksburg is still overshadowed by Gettysburg — so much so, that the Mississippi city is having its Civil War commemoration a few weeks early rather than compete with Pennsylvania for tourist dollars around July 4.
Union forces waged a long campaign to conquer Vicksburg and gain control of the lower Mississippi River. The effort culminated in a concentrated military attack that started May 18, 1863, and a siege that started eight days later. Confederate forces surrendered the city on July 4.
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863, and it produced a shockingly high number of casualties — 51,000 dead, wounded or missing.
History buffs are traveling to battlegrounds to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from 2011 to 2015.
Vicksburg officials said they decided more than a year ago that it would be prudent to set their sesquicentennial commemoration to coincide with the beginning of the siege, rather than the end, specifically so travelers wouldn’t have to choose between Vicksburg and Gettysburg if they wanted to visit both places.
“Vicksburg, it’s a protracted campaign. Some historians call it one of the greatest campaigns in North America,” said Rick Martin, chief of operations for the Vicksburg National Military Park. “But, it’s 18 months to try to take Vicksburg. There’s not any flashy battle like what happened at Gettysburg.”
Gettysburg and Vicksburg, combined, weakened the Confederacy and gave momentum to Union forces.
Vicksburg had 19,233 dead, wounded or missing: 10,142 Union and 9,091 Confederate.
But Gettysburg’s numbers were higher: 23,000 Union and 28,000 Confederate.
“Fast forward 150 years later, and it still has the notoriety that it had then, or more,” Martin said of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg is relatively close to the major metropolitan areas of Washington and Baltimore, which made it more accessible to war correspondents at the time. Vicksburg was a distant outpost with few reporters or illustrators, so it received less attention in 1863. But, Vicksburg was strategically important.
Because of the city’s location on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, President Abraham Lincoln called Vicksburg the key to the Confederacy: “The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket....We can take all the northern ports of the Confederacy, and they can defy us from Vicksburg.”
The Union had already captured New Orleans in 1862. Once Vicksburg fell, the Union controlled the Mississippi River, and the Confederacy was split.
Concerts, lectures and wreath-laying ceremonies are scheduled for the next several days at the Vicksburg National Military Park. The sprawling battlefield has 16 miles of roads that wind through woods and grassy hills, and it’s dotted with statues and stone monuments honoring soldiers who fought there.
On Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a Vicksburg stamp that’s part of a Civil War commemorative series.
On Saturday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be in town to rededicate his state’s monument in the military park. The park’s website (http://1.usa.gov/13LW2d0) lists three artillery groups, three cavalry groups and 38 infantry groups from Iowa that fought at Vicksburg.

Trace Adkins Performing With MS Symphony Orchestra




Trace Adkins won on Celebrity The Apprentice! Can't wait to see him with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra on Memorial Day weekend! Proceeds from Trace's ice cream go to the American Red Cross and can be purchased at Walgreens.  Congrats to Trace!

Vicksburg ~ 150th Anniversary of Civil War Siege

Photo: This weekend is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in Vicksburg for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Siege of Vicksburg. Our volunteers have planned tons of events and things to see and do at this historic commemoration, and we invite you to come be a part of it! Find out more at http://www.visitvicksburg.com/explore/civil_war/sesquicentennial/
   
This weekend is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in Vicksburg for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Siege of Vicksburg. Our volunteers have planned tons of events and things to see and do at this historic commemoration, and we invite you to come be a part of it! Find out more at http://www.visitvicksburg.com/explore/civil_war/sesquicentennial/

Friday, April 12, 2013

Vicksburg RiverFest 2013





26th Annual RiverFest -- April 19-20, 2013

Welcome to RiverFest and Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Red Carpet City of the South: blocks and blocks of river artisans, foods of the world, and lively regional music.
Shop our wonderful shops, enjoy our newly renovated downtown, and take in the great sites and sounds that make Vicksburg a national attraction.
But save something for sundown, when the bluffs start to jump and the revelers begin to pound the bricks!
The 26th annual RiverFest will be held April 19-20, 2013 featuring the Arts and Crafts Show as well as live entertainment from 7pm to 12am nightly. Gates for nightly events will open at 6pm.
The RiverFest Arts & Crafts Show is an annual event, offering handmade Arts & Crafts, Food Booths, and Entertainment, including street performers, live bands, kids games, GospelFest and much, much more! The show is open from 8am - 4pm on Saturday. Attendance for Saturday Daytime Activities is free and parking is free for the whole weekend!
If you are interested in becoming a street vendor/Food & Beverage Concessionaire at the festival, please contact the Vicksburg Main Street Program at kimh@vicksburg.org.
We are always looking for sponsors to help make this event a success! The Vicksburg RiverFest Music and Arts and Crafts Festival is solely funded by donations and sponsorships. If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring Riverfest, email riverfestms@yahoo.com.

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Vicksburg Civil War Heritage Fair

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!

The Vicksburg Civil War Heritage Fair will begin a fun filled weekend of period music, crafts, dance, and living history programs. We can't wait.



Performers, Presenters and Craftspeople:
 The Heritage Fair will be giving a broad and diverse sample of the songs and music of the day, bringing together local musicians with well-known groups and individuals from around the country:
 Musicians:
 The 2nd South Carolina String Band: One of the best known and respected groups that have researched and performed the songs of the soldier's camps and the minstrel stage. For over two decades they have performed at major Civil War venues, reenactments and commemorations throughout the country.
 The 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band and the Olde Towne Brass: No fair would be complete without a brass band, and for our fair it had to be brass bands that played original Civil War arrangements on original Civil War instruments. Representing the Union will be the 33rd Illinois coming down from their home state; and the Olde Town Brass will be coming from Alabama to represent the Confederacy.
 George Ward: A respected and beloved musician, folklorist and historian from New York State who is well known for his research and performances of folklore and music of the Adirondacks, Erie Canal, and the transatlantic merchant and naval sailors of the 18thand 19th Centuries, will be telling the stories of those Civil War sailors as well as the emigrants from Ireland, Scotland, England and elsewhere who came to America to start a new life and in many cases lost their own in fighting for their adopted country - both North and South.
 Nick and Julia Blake: Local musicians who will be doing "music from Emma Balfour's parlor", referring to the wife of Vicksburg's Dr. Balfour, and the woman whose famous diary gives us one of the best first-hand accounts of being a civilian caught in that terrible 47 day siege of the city. Their performances will highlight the songs and music one would've heard in any antebellum house of quality throughout the South in the days just before the war.
 The NO Quarter Shanty Krewe: Vicksburg, then as now, was a port city - its riches coming from the plantations, sent via the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. The Krewe comes to us from New Orleans and performs and preserves the songs and chanteys of the brown water and blue water sailors that worked and plied these waters. Audience participation in the chantey choruses is, or course, mandatory.
 The Jubilee Singers: From the Utica campus of Hinds Community College, this choral group preserves and performs the black work songs and spirituals of 19th Century Mississippi that were collected in the early 20th Century by the group's founder, and performed since 1921. They have traveled the world and are well known and regarded as the tradition-bearers of these musical art forms.
 Bridging the Gap: Another local group; they preserve and play the "old time" music that originally came from the British Isles in colonial times, and then followed the English and Scots-Irish descendants as they moved down the Appalachians and across the Deep South.
  Actors/Impersonators:
Dennis Boggs as United States President Abraham Lincoln.
Philip McGourty as Confederate States President Jefferson Davis.
Fred Morsell as Frederick Douglass.
Larry Clowers as Gen'l. Ulysses S. Grant.
Yulanda Burgess as a Northern free black missionary from theAmerican Missionary Association.
 All five of these fine actors have spent years studying their subjects and their works; and will, in "first-person" speak to you in the very words of those they portray. Each will be a powerful and moving experience to see and hear.
Demonstrators: 
  • David Rambow, Civil War Photography
  • David Harris,  Civil War surgery and medicine

Crafters: 
From throughout central Mississippi we have gathered the following craftspeople who will be demonstrating, displaying and selling their handiwork at the fair from 9:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday, April 6th
  • Ken McLemore - Port Gibson           woodcraft and carving
  • Janice Clark - Utica                             leather work
  • Brenda Harrower - Vicksburg            weaving/spinning/dyeing
  • Lyle Wynn - Jackson                          blacksmithing
  • Denise Miller - Vicksburg                  quilting, crocheting, knitting and playing the Mountain Dulcimer
  • Walter Mabry - Jackson                     scrimshaw/powder horn               
  • W. D. Norton - Brandon                     split oak baskets
  • Curtis Hegwood - Raleigh                  scrimshaw
  • Sarah Rick - Sallis                                 quilting             
 Schedule:
 Friday Evening, 7:00pm until 10:00pm, April 5, 2013:
 The Friday evening concert will feature musical performances by George Ward, The NO Quarter Shanty Krewe, Nick & Julia Blake and the Olde Town Brass. There will also be cameo appearances by Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass and Ulysses S. Grant.
 The concert will be at the Auditorium of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, on the corner of Cherry and Crawford Streets in downtown Vicksburg.
 Saturday, April 6th, 9:00am until 6:00pm:
 The craftspeople will be set up for display, demonstrations and sales on Crawford Street (the street will be blocked off to vehicle traffic from Cherry to Adams Streets).
 Saturday, April 6th, 9:00am until 4:00pm:

Time
Location #1:                 Auditorium
Location #2:                                   SCHF Chapel
Location #3:                           Old Courthouse
Location #4:                     PHQ Side Yard
9am - 10am
NO Qrtr Shanty Kr.
Bridging the Gap
33rd IL Band
CW Medicine
10am - 11am
Jeff Davis
George Ward
Abe Lincoln
U.S. Grant
11am - 12noon
2nd SC String Band
Bridging the Gap
Fred. Douglass
CW Photo
12noon - 1pm
Abe Lincoln
Nick & Julia Blake
Olde Towne Brass
CW Medicine
1pm - 2pm
Yulanda Burgess
George Ward
Jeff Davis
2nd SC String Band
2pm - 3pm
Jubilee Singers
Nick & Julia Blake
NO Qrtr Shanty Kr.
U.S. Grant
3pm - 4pm
Fred. Douglass
Yulanda Burgess
Olde Towne Brass
CW Photo
4pm - 6pm
33rd IL Band Military/Civilian Ball on Crawford Street

Saturday, April 6th, 4:00pm until 6:00pm:
 The 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band will teach, play and call the dances for a Civil War Ball to be held on Crawford Street. 19thCentury cavaliers and belles, 21st Century guys and gals - all are welcome to come learn and dance the reels, polkas, waltzes and schottisches of the 1860s!
 Note: The Heritage Fair is rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather, all outdoor events on Saturday, April 6th, will be moved to the gymnasium of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.
 Saturday, April 6th, 7:00pm until 10:00pm:
 The Saturday evening concert will feature musical performances by The Jubilee Singers, The 2nd South Carolina String Band and the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band. Again, there will be cameo appearances by Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass and Ulysses S. Grant.
 The concert will be at the Auditorium of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, on the corner of Cherry and Crawford Streets in downtown Vicksburg.
 Sunday, April 7th, Noon until 1:00pm:
 In the tradition of the "Second Great Awakening", the combined brass bands of the Olde Towne Brass and the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment will be performing the accompaniment for a good, old fashioned Revival! You'll have to get your fill of preachin' at your own Sunday morning services, but save your voice for this public hymn sing as we try and drown out the bands in four-part harmony while singing those great old hymns of the Civil War era (you'll be surprised - you already know most of them). Hymnals will be provided. No serpents will be harmed or present during this Revival meeting!
 The Revival Hymn Sing will take place in the upstairs courtroom of the historic Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Vicksburg.
 Sunday, April 7th, 1:30pm until 3:00pm:
 In an almost symbolic gesture of the war fought among brothers, we shall end our festival by taking the bands and singers from the harmony and good fellowship of the Revival hymn sing and turning them upon each other. The Olde Towne Brass and the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band will have a "Battle of the Bands" on the lawn of the Old Courthouse. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, sit on the green grass of this most recognizable and historic building in Vicksburg, and cheer on your team as Dixie is answered by Rally Round the Flag and Bonny Blue Flag is played in defiant retort to The New York Volunteer!
 In the event of inclement weather, the Battle of the bands will be held in the upstairs courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum.
 Admission to all events is free. Wear comfortable clothes and sensible shoes (the Old Courthouse is three blocks from the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Crawford Street, and Pemberton's Headquarters). Bring your dancing shoes for the ball, and chairs/blankets for the lawn concert. Wear sunscreen if sunny, ponchos if not. Having fun is mandatory.
 For more information, call Vicksburg National Military Park at 601.636.0583; check our web site at www.nps.gov/vick; or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vicksburgnmp.nps .
See you at the Fair!

Friday, March 8, 2013

5th Annual Birdie, Bogey, & Boogie For Kids Golf Tournament


5th Annual Birdie, Bogey, & Boogie for Kids golf tournament Friday, April 5th.
T-shirts for the event are $12. To order contact Alley Farrell by March 15th.

Funds raised from the golf tournament will benefit Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg service projects including Camp Silvercloud, Children's Shelter, Community Outreach, Family Development, Helping Hands, INK (Inspirational Notes for Kids), JAV CARES, LEAP (Learning to Eat and Play), and READ (Reading Enrichment and Development).

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/130833330413385/149800501850001
The @[127584320589502:274:Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, MS] is selling t-shirts for the 5th Annual Birdie, Bogey, & Boogie for Kids golf tournament. T-shirts are $12. To purchase, please email Alley Farrell at alley.farrell@gmail.com or call (601) 638-5366 with your size by March 15th.


















The Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, MS is selling t-shirts for the 5th Annual Birdie, Bogey, & Boogie for Kids golf tournament. T-shirts are $12. To purchase, please email Alley Farrell at alley.farrell@gmail.com or call (601) 638-5366 with your size by March 15th.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

34th Annual Run Thru History


34th Annual

Vicksburg Run Thru History

Saturday March 2, 2013

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, Mississippi


Mar 2, 2013 · 7:30 AM
The 34th Annual Vicksburg Run Thru History 10-K road race, 5-K walk, and 1 mile fun run is held every year, rain or shine, at the Vicksburg National Military Park Memorial Arch. The 10-K runs begins at 8:30 am at the Memorial Arch in the Vicksburg National Military Park and finishes at the Battlefield Inn. The 5-K walk begins at the National Military Park Visitor Center at 8:35 am and ends at the Battlefield Inn, 4137 I-20 Frontage Road. The Blue/Gray 1 Miler begins at 10:00 am. The Run After February 25, runners must register in person at race headquarters (Battlefield Inn) beginning Friday March 1 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again on Saturday March 2 from 7:00 am until 8:00 am. The entry fees for the 10-K run and 5-K race walk are $25 each. The entry fee for the Blue/Gray 1 Miler is $12. Each entrant is responsible for picking up their own race packet. The packet will include your race number, a light weight polyester microfiber moisture wicking short sleeve technical T-shirt, and a number of goodies from our sponsors. Race numbers must be worn on front, visible at all times during the race. Runners crossing the finish line without a race number will be disqualified. A late registration fee of $30 will apply to the 10-K & 5-K events if registration occurs after Monday February 27. Please make checks payable to the YMCA. T-shirt availability nor size is guaranteed to late entrants. For more information contact Casey Custer at 601-638-1071 or email caseycuster@vicksburgymca.com. Mail registration must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 27 to: Postal Address - Vicksburg Run Thru History, 267 YMCA Place, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. For more information or to print a registration form visit www.runthruhistory.org.

Contact Information:

3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
601-636-0583
www.nps.gov/vick

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