Monday, October 5, 2015

27th Over The River Run

27th Annual

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
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.
8:00 am for 5-Mile Run and 5-Mile Walk
1-Mile Fun Run will follow
        (No headphones, rollerblades, strollers, bicycles or animals allowed on the course)
Parking at AMERISTAR Hotel or Casino
The Mississippi Track Club
Grand Prix Event
Proceeds to benefit The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
Mail form and entry fee to:
(make checks payable to SCHF)Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Individual Entry Form (1 MB Adobe Reader file)
$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)
Corporate-Team Entry Letter (22 KB Adobe Reader file)
Corporate-Team Run Entry Form (82 KB Adobe Reader file)
Corporate-Team Run Entry Form (34 KB Excel file)
Corporate-Team Walk Entry Form  (91 KB Adobe Reader file)

Corporate-Team Walk Entry Form  (40 KB Excel file)
$75  Corporate Team Pre-Race
(pre-register only, postmarked by October 1st - 3-5 members required per team.)
Packet pickup will be October 9th 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 onsite from 6:30am-7:30am the day of the race.
Entertainment, 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” and special inflatable surprises for the kids.
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)
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.
Open to All Ages.
Overall Winners (Male and Female)
First, Second and Third Places awarded in each age group

1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: 601-631-2997
Fax: 601-631-3734

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Miss American 2016 & Miss Mississippi

Betty Cantrell ~ Miss American 2016

1st Runner Up Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts, 2nd Runner Up Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, 3rd Runner Up Miss Louisiana April Nelson, 4th Runner Up Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin

Miss Mississippi ~ Hannah Roberts
The State of Mississippi is so proud of Miss Mississippi being 1st Runner Up in the 
Miss America Pageant on September 13, 2015.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Living History Program @ VNMP

Living History Cannon Detachment
Photo Courtesy of Sam Andrews

The Vicksburg National Military Park has planned a living history program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and September 27 at 3201 Clay Street.  

The event will feature talks at the Shirley House with stories around the Shirley family and Jackson Road and the Cairo and the Brown Water Navy.  

The event is free but there is a $8 per vehicle charge for the park. For more information, call 601-636-0583.

Pass Use:
There is not a pass specifically for veterans; however, many veterans qualify for one of the other discount passes offered as part of our pass program.
If you are 62 or older you qualify for a Senior Pass. You can buy a Senior Pass in person from a participating Federal recreation site or office or by mail.
If you have a permanent disability you may qualify for an Access Pass. This is a free lifetime pass that you may obtain in person from a participating Federal recreation site or office or by mail.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Miss Mississippi & Runner Ups

1st runner up - France Beard ~ Miss University
2nd Runner Up - Laura Lee Lewis ~ Miss Riverland
3rd Runner Up - Ivey Swan ~ Miss Hattiesburg
4th Runner Up - Meredith Thomas ~ Miss Delta Blues
#crowntoheels #shopcrowntoheels #crowning#missmississippipageant

Your New Miss Mississippi
Hannah Roberts
 ~ Miss University of Southern Mississippi ~

Hometown: Mount Olive
Age: 21
Talent:  Violin
Platform: Pages of Love
Biography:  Roberts is a student at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is majoring in biochemistry.  She is a National Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, a presidential scholar and a HEADWAE scholar.  She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Eagle Connection and the Kappa Delta Sorority.  She is listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday Nights Preliminary Winners

Friday Nights Preliminary Winners are:
Lifestyle & Fitness - Hannah Roberts ~ Miss University of Southern Mississippi 
Talent - Michaela Moore ~ Miss Leaf River Valley
Congratulations Ladies!!! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday Night Preliminary Winners

Thursday Nights Preliminary Winners are:
Lifestyle & Fitness - Laura Lee Lewis ~ Miss Riverland
Talent - Alivia Paden Roberts ~ Miss Tombigbee
Congratulations Ladies!!
#crowntoheels #shopcrowntoheels#missmississippipageant #crowning #winners

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday Night Preliminary Winners!

Your Wednesday Night Preliminary Winners!! 

Lifestyle & Fitness - Ivey Swan~ Miss Hattiesburg 
Talent - Hannah Roberts ~ Miss University of Southern Mississippi. 

Congratulation Ladies!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Busy Week For Miss Mississippi Contestants

Thirty contestants vying for the crown in the 2015 Miss Mississippi Pageant arrived in Vicksburg Saturday - a decrease from the 41 contestants that competed last year.

The first Miss Mississippi was crowned 81 years ago and this will be the 58th year the competition is held in the River City.

A week of events are scheduled, beginning with the annual parade to be held today at 7 p.m. along Washington Street, the first public appearances for the contestants.

Wednesday begins three nights of preliminary competition at the Vicksburg Convention Center leading up to Saturday night's live televised pageant, during which the top 10 will be named and a winner will be chosen to represent the state at the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City.

Other events throughout the week include autograph opportunities, a Miss Mississippi Ball on Friday night following the preliminary competition and a Miss Mississippi Awards Ball Saturday held after the crowning.

A judge's seminar will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

The free seminar is geared toward anyone interested in becoming a judge.

Anyone can become a judge, but it is not a paying job.

Contestants ages 17-24 are divided into three groups for preliminary competition, which consist of private interview, talent, evening wear with on-stage question and swimwear.

The theme of this year's pageant is All That Jazz, said Amy Jackson, producer of the Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Madolyn Hardy of Belzonia was crowned the first Miss Mississippi in Biloxi and four women from the state have been crowned Miss America ~ Mary Ann Mobley of Brandon in 1959, Lynda Lee Mead of Natchez in 1960, Cheryl Prewitt of Ackerman in 1980 and Susan Akin of Meridian in 1988.

By Terri Cowart Frazier ~ The Vicksburg Post

Miss Mississippi Pageant Week

Published on Jun 18, 2015
David Blackledge, executive director of the Miss Mississippi Pageant tells us about the 58th annual competition to be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center June 24-27.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Miss Mississippi Pageant 2015

As the 30 Miss Mississippi contestants arrive today, the significance is not just that it's in Vicksburg for the 58th years.  It's clearly a sign of one of the many layers of history of which the city can be proud.

Mayor John D. Holland was savvy enough to bring the Miss Mississippi Pageant to his town all those years ago when he heard the Miss American Pageant was looking for a home for the state contest.

It was with his vision and the continued support of thousands of volunteers over the years, that our town, "The Red Carpet City of the South," can still claim ownership to a top-notch show and production showcasing the contestants.

Out expectation is that today's administration will be as forward-think and keen as Holland when it comes to looking for all opportunities to promote and grow our river city.

With that being said, we as locals must do our part by supporting and welcoming all of the contestants' families and well-wishers to our city.

These 30 women have worked hard to achieve their goals and we extend the best to each one.

The week's activities began Monday with the annual parade along Washington Street.

Autograph parties are planned before the preliminary competitions began Wednesday night, and two balls, the Mississippi Ball and an Award Balls, will be held at the Lady Luck Casino following Friday night's preliminary and on Saturday after the crowing.

The 2015 Miss Mississippi Pageant will offer the Mississippi's Choice Award, giving enthusiast a voice in the pageant and the Miss Mississippi Smart Phone app, offered for download through the app store and on the pageant website.

Four Mississippians have gone on to be crowned Miss America - Mary Ann Mobley in 1958, Linda Lee Meade in 1959, Cheryl Prewitt in 1979 and Susan Atkins in 1985.

Whether the young woman who takes home the crown next week takes another one from Atlantic City is our of our control.  But what happens in Vicksburg this week is in our purview, and we should all roll out the "Red Carpet."

Ouropinion by Vicksburg Post

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BLUZCRUZ 2015 Canoe Race


A fun-filled day on the water
for racers and recreational paddlers  
Our 'Why Visit Vicksburg' Video
Next Race: 11 April 2015
Registration and Packet Pick-up
Martin's At Midtown
1101 Belmont St.
Vicksburg, MS
See Maps
Benefitting Service Over Self,
A Christian-based youth service organization
Race starts at 9:00 at Madison Parish Port, LA,
 and ends in Vicksburg, MS, at the Water front.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vicksburg Welcomes Malcolm Butler Home

Vicksburg celebrates Super Bowl hometown hero Malcolm Butler this Saturday, February 21st at a parade and ceremony in downtown.


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