Friday, November 4, 2016

Redwood's 2016 Annual Turkey Shoot

Kim Hooey fires his custom Remington 870 alongside other shooters Saturday morning during Redwood Elementary School's 41st annual turkey shoot. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)
The one-time fundraiser Redwood Elementary School holds each year is a week away, and students are already selling tickets for the event.
The 2016 annual Turkey Shoot, sponsored by the Redwood Elementary PTO, is scheduled for Nov. 5 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 Redwood Road.
In years past, the fundraiser has netted between $15,000 and $20,000 for the school, and this year Redwood is aiming to raise that much and more so they can move forward in becoming a Light House School, which is a part of the Leader In Me program, lead teacher Margie Heltzel said.
Funds will also be used for new risers for the auditorium and gifts for the accelerated reader program, Heltzel said.
The turkey shoot will be set up in a field beside the school and participants are required to bring their own shotgun. The school will supply the shells.
During each round, shooters will stand in lanes, and will be aiming at posts marked with targets. Once all the shots have been fired and the guns are emptied, targets will be gathered up, and a winner will be named, said Kala White, this year’s event coordinator.
“Whoever has the most holes in the target will win $10,” she said.
An adult must accompany any child participating in the event and for added safety measures, the Warren County Sheriff’s office will be on site.
Raffle tickets for the event are $2, which will buy one round in the turkey shoot and or a chance at a cash prize.
All raffle tickets, whether one participates in the shoot or not,  will be entered into a drawing, White said, and the first name pulled will win $500, second $250 and third $100. One does not have to be present to win.
A carnival will be held in conjunction with the turkey shoot and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $1 for four tickets and the event will include concessions, carnival games, a tattoo parlor, archery alley, Wheel of Fortune, inflatables, bingo, a cakewalk and a chicken walk.
“The chicken walk is like a cake walk,” Heltzel said, and winners will receive either frozen chicken nuggets or chicken breast that have been donated from vendors from surrounding areas.
A junior turkey shoot will also be held, and in lieu of a shotgun, the younger participants will use a B.B. gun, Heltzel said.
For more information and or tickets, call 601-636-4885.
~The Vicksburg Post

Monday, October 31, 2016

Louisiane To Dock In Vicksburg November 6th!

The brand new Louisiane owned by French America Cruise Lines is about to debut on the Mississippi River and will be stopping in Vicksburg for the first time on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and Vicksburg Main Street will be down at the riverfront at 8 a.m. Sunday morning to welcome her to our city as passengers depart for their tours at 8:30 a.m.

Fresh from a multi-million dollar refurbishment, the Louisiane was meticulously designed for boutique cruises and boasts beautiful rooms with open deck views.  The Louisiane, which carries 150 passengers on each cruise, is set to make three more stops in 2016 and 14 stops in 2017.

"We are so excited to welcome another riverboat to our city," said Bill Seratt, executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.  "Having the paddlewheelers back on the Mississippi River and docking in Vicksburg is a wonderful addition to our city's attractions."

Along with the Louisiane, the American Eagle and the Queen of the Mississippi of American Cruise Lines and the American Queen of Shore Excursions of America will continue docking at the Vicksburg City Riverfront.

The riverboats bring in hundreds of passengers during each stop and enjoy tours at the city's attractions, shopping and dining in the downtown area and guided tours of the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Vicksburg Main Street welcomes each boat with greeters and special downtown coupons to encourage passengers to check out shops and restaurants.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

USS LST 325 Departing Vicksburg, MS

An estimated 5,000 people visited the floating museum that is USS LST 325 during its visit to The Red Carpet City, said Kenneth Frank, president of the USS LST Ship Memorial Inc.’s Board of Directors.
“We had two light days, which were today (Tuesday) and Friday, but those are regular week days. We did very well over the weekend,” Frank said. “Saturday, Sunday and Monday we had a nice turn out.”
The ship, which has been in Vicksburg since Thursday, departed from the City Front yesterday evening around 6:30 p.m., beginning its five-day trek back to its homeport in Evansville, Ind., on the Ohio River.
Of those 5,000 visitors, 185 were students in elementary through high school that went on a tour of the warship that served during World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War.
“The people who mostly come seem to be older people who are interested in history, but we did get a really good turn out from the school groups,” he said. “We had quite a few on Friday and Monday. It was a nice turn out of the schools and some of the teachers came really prepared with lesson plans and questions and so on and so forth. The kids are very well behaved.
“All the people who came on board were amazed, flabbergasted and impressed with the size of it, that it got here on its own power and that it’s so well preserved for being 74 years old,” he added.
The proceeds from the tickets sold in Vicksburg —as in any other place — go toward “expenses to operate as well as to refurbish it,” Frank said.
The money raised during their yearly trip is their main source of income, Frank said, but donations, memberships and gift shop purchases also help fund USS LST 325.
“It requires constant maintenance like all boats,” he said. “The maintenance that we do, the painting is all to keep it looking good. There’s a lot of work we put into the engines because it’s the engines that let us go places.”
The largest expense, he said, is fuel, as expected in as ship that get 5 miles to the gallon.
“We burn 1,200 gallons a day when we’re underway roughly,” he said.
Even when the ship is docked at a port, it still requires 200 gallons of gas for its onboard generators, he added.
Besides gas, the second largest expense is feeding the crew of 50 three meals a day, which runs about $500 a day, he said.
“We come from 15 different states,” he said of the crew. “Once a year we come together to sail it. We also come together two other times a year to do a weeks worth of maintenance. We have about 15 guys on board who actually served on (this type) of ship in World War II, Vietnam and Korea, and the reason is that these ships were around from 1942 all the way up to the late 60s. They were used that whole time, almost three decades.”
Frank estimated most of the volunteer crewmembers are U.S. Navy veterans, about 10 percent are Army veterans with the Coast Guard and the Marine Corp also represented. Several crewmembers did not serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, he added.
Plans for next year’s trip are already away, Frank said, with people planning to make visits to next year’s ports, just as they did in Vicksburg, after the cities are picked in January.
“We have a cruise committee that goes out and visits each city for three days and work with the (business bureaus) to get all resources lined up: find out if you’re interested and find out if we’re interested,” he said. “When we come, we need the support of local people. We can’t just pull up and drop the ramp and expect people to come.
“This has been a great town,” Frank said. “The guys seem to have had a good time. It’s just been a good visit.”

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9th Annual Classics in the Courtyard

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) is thrilled to present the 9th Annual “Classics in the Courtyard”. This event will offer a variety of entertainment through different genres of classic music. Local entertainers and local restaurants will provide the music and lunch on Fridays from 12:00pm- 1:00pm beginning October 14th and concluding November 4th. The musical entertainment is sponsored by a generous grant from Entergy Mississippi. The entertainment is provided for free and lunch can be purchased for $10 per person. Reservations are required for lunch and must be made by 5pm on the Thursday before the event. 

These diverse musical styles are a special treat for the Vicksburg community and we hope many will embrace and enjoy the local music and local flavor Vicksburg has to offer. This event has become a much anticipated Vicksburg tradition. There is no better beginning to the fall season than “Classics in the Courtyard”.

The schedule of entertainment and lunch providers are listed below:

Friday, October 14 – Classic Blues, Rock and Originals
Performed by Lee H. Abraham & the Boone Brothers
Lunch provided by Gumbo Pot

Friday, October 21 – Americana, Celtic and Folk
Performed by “Full Circle” with Nicholas & Julia Blake
Lunch provided by Billy’s Italian Restaurant

Friday, October 28 – Classics Blues, Rock, Pop and Originals
Performed by Patrick Smith Band
Lunch provided by KJ’s River Town Grille

Friday, November 4 – Classic Pop and Country
Performed by Maria Signa & Ralph Miller
Lunch provided by Goldie’s Express

This wonderful program is also supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the generous support of Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg, and various appropriations.

For more information or to make reservations for lunch, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The USS LST 325 Coming to Vicksburg, MS!

Ship that was part of D-Day invasion 

to make Vicksburg stop

Vicksburg has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in the U.S.
Oct. 7 to 11, another spirit from the past will visit the River City at City Front, and residents will have an opportunity to get to know this one up front and personal.
USS LST 325, a restored World War II amphibious warship, will visit the city as part of a winter cruise down the Mississippi with stops at Cape Girardeau, MO., and Vicksburg. It will be the ship’s second trip to Vicksburg; the last was in 2003.  
“We were planning the cruise, and some of the members had never been to Vicksburg,” said Jim Tuefel, board member with USS LST Ship Memorial Inc., which helped restore the ship. “We don’t do repeat visits unless it’s been five years or more, and they wanted to go to Vicksburg. We called the city, and they said, ‘Come on.’”
USS LST Ship Memorial Inc. was involved in restoring the ship. It raises funding to preserve the ship, and educates people on the role of the LST in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and preserves the memory of the ships and the countless men who died in battle while serving their country.
Volunteers with the organization crew the vessel on its voyages to different locations.
While in Vicksburg, visitors to the ship will be allowed to go on board and tour the vessel and look at its artifacts from other LSTs that participated in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
LST stands for landing ship tank; 328-foot long, 50-foot wide flat-bottomed ships, capable of running aground and discharging 600 troops or military vehicles like trucks, jeeps and tanks to roll directly out on a beach through front bottom-hinged door-ramps. The ships would run up on a beach as fast as they could, landing their bows in sand before releasing their cargo.
Commissioned Feb. 1, 1943, LST-325 sailed as part of the Northern Attack Force in support of the invasion at Salerno, Italy, carrying elements of the 40th Royal Tank Regiment, and later was part of Force “B”, the backup force for the troops going ashore at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. It anchored off Omaha Beach on June 7, and unloaded men onto smaller amphibious craft. The ship made further trips to the Normandy Coast and the city of Rouen on the Seine River.
The ship was transferred to Greece in May 1964 and renamed Syros. It served in the Greek Navy until December 1999 when it was decommissioned.
In 2000, LST 325 was acquired by The USS Ship Memorial Inc., and crossed the Atlantic, arriving in Mobile, Ala., in January 2001.
It is one of only two World War II LSTs to be preserved in the United States and is homeported at Evansville, Ind.

Over The River Run 2016

Click link above for more details!

Saturday, October 8, 2016 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 or ear buds of any kind, rollerblades, strollers, bicycles or animals allowed on the course)!

Old Court House Flea Market On October 1st

The 33rd Annual Old Court House Flea Market featuring over 200 arts/crafts and food booths will be around the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry Street from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm rain or shine. Last year's attendance was over 3,000. Contact George "Bubba" Bolm at (601) 636-0741 or

Contact Information:

1008 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180


Friday, August 19, 2016

Tara Wildlife ~ MS River Nature Weekend

If you like to watch wildlife, hike in the woods, canoe, or learn about the outdoors from the pros, come to the Mississippi River Nature Weekend. Spend the weekend with us or buy a day pass for Saturday. Weekend packages include food, lodging, and activities.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Miss Mississippi ~ Laura Lee Lewis

Laura Lee Lewis

She is ready to meet with the press 
and sign her contract!

ELEGANCE: Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, from Brookhaven, finished fourth runner-up in Sunday’s finale of the Miss America Pageant. Lewis was crowned Miss Mississippi at the Vicksburg Convention Center in June.

Miss Mississippi performs well at Miss America

Published 11:03 am Monday, September 12, 2016
Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis was named fourth runner-up and winner of a $10,000 scholarship last night during the 2017 Miss America Pageant, which was held in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.
“Laura Lee was so deserving of fourth runner up. We are extremely proud of her efforts,” the executive director of the Miss Mississippi Pageant David Blackledge said following the competition.
Lewis was one of 52 women who were vying for the title during the annual event with Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields crowned the winner.
Rounding out the top five were third runner-up Miss Washington Alicia Cooper, second runner-up Miss New York Camille Sims and first runner-up Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt.
During the past week, all 52 contestants took part in interview, evening gown, onstage question, talent and “lifestyle and fitness,” preliminary competitions, and at the beginning of Sunday’s live show, which was hosted by Chris Harrison and Sage Steele, the top 15 competitors were announced.
Blackledge, who was at the Miss America Pageant competition this week, said Lewis had been consistent all week during the preliminary competitions.
Vicksburg native Katherine Bailess, Debby Bryant Berge, Rob Bowman, Jennifer Caudle, Nicole Lapin, Deanna Siller and David Zinczenko, who served as judges for the preliminary rounds, chose the top fourteen contestants, and Miss Kentucky Laura Jones was named as the America’s Choice award finalist.
Celebrity judges, who served during Sunday night’s final round of competition included Grammy-winning artist Ciara, businessman and star of the ABC series “Shark Tank” Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medal winner Gabby Douglas, VH1 comedy series star Sara Foster, Disney Channel series star Laura Marano and country singer Cole Swindell.
All top 15 contestants, which also included  Miss California Jessa Carmack; Miss Louisiana Justine Ker; Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer; Miss Massachusetts Alissa Musto; Miss Oklahoma Sarah Klein; Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess; Miss Texas Caroline Carothers; Miss Iowa Kelly Koch and Miss Idaho Kylee Solberg competed in the swimsuit competition.
Afterwards the field was narrowed to 12 for the eveningwear competition.
The top 10 then competed in the talent portion of the competition, which accounted for 30 percent of the final score.
Lewis sang her rendition of Barbara’s Streisand’s, “A Piece of Sky.”
“Her talent was incredible,” Blackledge said.
From the top 10, seven competed in the on-stage question segment of the competition.
The top four were then announced and Shields crowned the winner by reining 2016 Miss America Betty Cantrell.
Following the Miss America Pageant competition, Lewis will return home to Mississippi and finish out her reign.
“Laura Lee will continue to be another outstanding Miss Mississippi. We are very fortunate to have her represent all of our great state,” Blackledge said.  ~ The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Miss Mississippi 2016

~Laura Lee Lewis~  
Miss Mississippi 2016!

Miss Turtle Creek - Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg was named first runner up and was awarded a $7,500 scholarship. 
Miss Amory - Molly May of Houston was second and was awarded $5,000.
Miss Tombigbee - Holly Harrington of Tupelo was third and was awarded $2,500.
Miss Deep River - Mia Hall of Meridian was fourth and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

Miss Dixie

Hometown: Brookhaven
Age: 23
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Mentoring Matters

Biography:  Lewis attends Mississippi State University where she is studying education with an emphasis in mathematics and science. She is an Honors Scholar and is in the top 15 percent of her class. She was a Miss Mississippi Pageant Quality of Life finalist, a talent preliminary winner, 1st alternate and 2nd alternate, twice.  She was crowned Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen in 2009.

Miss Riverland & Miss Turtle Creek Winners

Congratulations to Anne Elizabeth Buys and Michaela Moore 
for winning preliminary swimsuit and talent.

Miss Riverland Michaela Moore won the talent preliminary competition and a $500 scholarship.

The 21-year-old from Biloxi sang, "They Just Keep Moving the Line" from the musical-drama television series "Smash."

Moore, who is competing for the fourth year, also won the talent preliminary competition last year singing the same song.  

Miss Turtle Creek Anne Elizabeth Buys won the swimsuit preliminary competition and a $400 scholarship.  After being named the winner, Buys said she was so excited.

"I was totally not expecting to hear my name, but two years ago I really dedicated myself to living a healthy lifestyle, and I can say every single day I've made healthy food choices, and I've worked out. This is something I've been working on for so long, and the fact that I accomplished this goal is over-whelming.  I am so blessed and thankful the Lord allowed me to do this," Buys said.

This is the first year Buys has competed in the Miss Mississippi Pageant, but she was crowned Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen in 2013.  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Miss Amory & Miss Historic Crossroads Winners

A veteran and a newcomer were the winners in the second round of preliminary competitions at the annual Miss Mississippi Pageant Thursday night.

Miss Amory Molly May and Miss Historic Crossroads Asya Branch joined Wednesday night's preliminary winners in a lineup of 44 women who head into the final preliminaries Friday.  A winner is to be crowned Saturday.  May, who is from Houston, won a $500 scholarship for her vocal performance of "House of the Rising Sun."  

May, who is a second year competitor, and named as one of the top ten in the 2015 Miss Mississippi Pageant, was crowned Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen in 2012.

Branch won a $400 scholarship for winning the swimsuit preliminary and gave her boxer/German shepherd mix dog credit for help her keep fit.  

"I get up at 7 a.m. and walk my dog.  It is wonderful exercise to get your day going," Branch said.

In addition to walking her dog, the 17-year-old from Bonneville said she does try to eat healthy, and she enjoys exercising.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Miss Vicksburg & Miss Dixie Wedneday Winners

Miss Vicksburg ~ Katie Busby

Miss Vicksburg ~ Katie Busby 
Pageant Photo

Wednesday Winners:  From Left, 
Miss Vicksburg Katie Busby 
and Miss Dixie Laura Lee Lewis

Miss Mississippi veterans walked away as winners Wednesday night during the first round of preliminary competitions at the 82nd annual Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Miss Dixie Laura Lee Lewis from Brookhaven won a $500 scholarship with her vocal arrangement of Barbara Streisand's "A Piece of Sky."

This is Lewis's fourth time to complete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant and her second time to perform the Streisand song.

Lewis was crown Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen in 2009.  She was named 2nd runner-up to Miss Mississippi in 2013, first runner-up in 2014 and second runner-up again 2015. 

Miss Vicksburg Katie Busby, who is a second year competitor, won the swimsuit preliminary competition and a $400 scholarship.  

The preliminary competitions will resume at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. A composite score from the three preliminary competitions in talent, swimwear, evening wear, on-stage interviews will determine who will be in the top 10, which will be announced at the beginning of the final competition Saturday night, and the 2016 Miss Mississippi will be crowned.  This year's theme for the pageant is "Take Back the Night."

For more information, call 601-638-6746, visit or download the Miss Mississippi mobile app, which will let you purchase tickets, vote on contestants, watch the live stream and receive important notifications and updates.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Miss Mississippi Contestants Greeting The Crowds

Miss Red Carpet City Randi-Kathryn Harmon waves to people in the crown during the Miss Mississippi Pageant parade Monday night in downtown Vicksburg.

Classic, convertibles and crowns traveled Washington Street Monday as the contestants for Miss Mississippi introduced themselves to the city of Vicksburg.

People lined the sidewalks of downtown Vicksburg to watch as the potential Miss Mississippi 2016 passed by riding perched on the rear of a collection of convertibles - classic cars, Corvettes and other sports and passenger cars.

Many carried placards, flags and fans bearing photos and the names of their favorite contestant.  The spectators spent the parade in any shady spot they could find to protect themselves from the sun and the heat and most dressed in anticipation of warm weather.

Abigail Walters

Abigail Walters at autograph party!

The autograph-singing event is Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at George Carr, 2950 S. Frontage Road.  Contestants will be on hand to chat and to answer your questions and sign autographs.  

If you can't make it Wednesday you will have another opportunity on Thursday from 10:30 to noon at a variety of locations downtown along Washington Street.  

Competition begins on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. at the convention center.  It continues Thursday night and Friday night, culminating in the main even on Saturday. That final competition will end in the crowning of a new Miss Mississippi which will be televised.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Miss Mississippi Pageant Week

Crowns Everywhere:  

Main Street Director Kim Hopkins spray painted a crown in the intersection of Monroe Street and Crawford Street.  Main Street is working to paint 20 crowns in main intersections throughout downtown in preparation for the start of the Miss Mississippi Pageant festivities this week.  While events began yesterday, one of the biggest events of the week will be tomorrow evening with the annual Miss Mississippi Pageant parade that will consist of nearly 90 vehicles this year, one of the largest parades to date

2016 Miss Mississippi Pageant Girls

June 22, 2016 - June 25, 2016  8:00 PM

The pageant will begin each night at 8:00 pm at the Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry Street. Crowing is on Saturday night.  Tickets are $30.00 for Wednesday and Thursday nights, $40.00 for Friday night and $50.00 for Saturday crowning night.  Tickets for all nights are $125.00.  For more information and to purchase tickets to the pageant visit 
or call (601) 638-6746.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Old Court House Museum Flea Market

April 23, 2016   8:00 A.M.

The Flea market will be located around the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry Street,  from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Over 150 booths of arts, crafts, antiques, plants, local food and more.  For more information call 601-636-0741 or visit

Contact Information:

1008 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Thursday, April 14, 2016

29th Annual Riverfest - Vicksburg, MS

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 29th annual RiverFest will be held April 15-16, 2016 featuring the Arts and Crafts Show as well as live entertainment from 6 pm to 12 am nightly. Gates for nightly events will open at 6 pm.

The RiverFest Arts & Crafts Festival is an annual event, offering handmade Arts & Crafts, Food Booths, and Entertainment, including street performers, live bands, kid’s games, and much, much more! Attendance for Saturday Daytime Activities is free and parking is free for the whole weekend!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 Bluz Cruz MS River Canoe & Kayak Race

2016 Bluz Cruz Mississippi River Canoe & Kayak Race is coming up on Saturday April 30 in Vicksburg, Mississippi!
Sign up today March 30 or tomorrow March 31 and save $10. On April 1st, the registration fee goes up by $10. So, save some cash and sign up today.
The race Starts at the Madison Parish Boat Ramp in Louisiana (north of Tallulah, LA). Paddle 21 miles down the Mississippi River (Coast Guard shuts down towboat/commercial traffic) and take a left on the Yazoo River and paddle 1 mile to the Finish Line at the Vicksburg Waterfront boat ramp. Lunch is free to all racers… then enjoy friendship, river stories and the Awards Ceremony.

Paddle your own boat or jump into the Quapaw Canoe Company big canoes (each canoe holds around 12 paddlers) and paddle down the Mississippi River in a Guided Tour. Groups welcome.
The race plans are going well and it looks like we will have terrific conditions for the race. Water levels are forecast to be medium water (20-30 ft Vicksburg Gauge). At that level the river will be fantastic. You should see beautiful sand bars and there should be plenty of water for everyone.
The Bluz Cruz t-shirt will be AMAZING! You’ll probably want to buy an extra… it’s that cool…
So don't waste another minute, and Get Registered today
Feel free to send me questions and look forward to seeing you on the water.
Layne Logue
Bluz Cruz Committee Member
Quapaw Canoe Company

Sunday, February 21, 2016

37th Run Thru History

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37th Annual

Vicksburg Run Thru History

Saturday March 5, 2016

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Sponsored by the Vicksburg YMCA

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Run Thru History Entry Form

2016 Mail-in Entry Form 

2016 On-Line entry Form

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

8th Annual Chill in the Hills

Chill in the Hills

The eighth annual Chill in the Hills 10K run and 5K race walk is scheduled for January 16 at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Vicksburg. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Guaranty Bank on Cherry Street. The registration fee is $25.00 per person, $50.00 for a two person relay, or $100 for a relay team of 3-5 people.  The registration fee for the children's 1-mile run run is $15.00.

The Chill in the Hills is a fundraiser for Grace Christian Counseling Center.  For more information or to register, call 601-636-5703 or visit

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