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.

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