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Alcorn State University ends homecoming celebration with Gospel Explosion in Vicksburg

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ASU Homecoming Gospel Explosion

This past week more than 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States celebrated their homecomings. Alumni made the pilgrimage to their respective schools to eat, drink and be merry with other alumni and students. Among them was Alcorn State University. 

The school held events such as an art show and a coronation for the 93rd Miss Alcorn State University during the week, but the fun hasn’t ended yet.

The celebration continues on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Dr. Briggs Hopson Blvd.) with a Homecoming Gospel Explosion to finish the week off right.

“This event is being put on by Marcus Ward at Alcorn, and they’re expecting about 400 people,” said Elyce Curry, VCC sales manager. “It’s just kind of an after homecoming event.”

Gospel artists such as Brian Courtney Wilson, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Benjamin Cone III will be featured.

This free event is open to all, and doors open at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

“It’s on a Sunday evening, and I would definitely recommend that people come out,” Curry said. “They can listen to some wonderful gospel artists in a great and safe environment. I just think it’s going to be a great event for Alcorn State, the Convention Center and the community.”

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‘A Nightmare on Crawford Street’ Monster Bash party on Saturday

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Monster Bash at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

 Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is holding its annual “Monster Bash”  on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The adult Halloween costume party is part of the SCHF’s month-long “A Nightmare on Crawford Street” celebration, which also includes a a Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt with Mississippi Paranormal Society on Oct. 26.

Monster Bash attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in the costume contest. 

The Chill

In addition, enjoy some great food, signature cocktails and music by local band, The Chill.

“The Cultural Center is all about offering events for the community to enjoy,” said Stacey Mahoney, SCHF director. “Monster Bash is one of those events. We decided that we wanted to go big with this one and get The Chill to play. We are excited and can’t wait for this weekend. Come in costume and get ready to have an awesome time.”

Monster Bash tickets are $25 per person or $40 for couples and can be purchased online or by contacting the SCHF during regular business hours at 601-631-2997. Be sure to visit the SCHF website or Facebook page for more information.

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Show off your fur baby at this year’s Howl-O-Ween Celebration

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Photo by Nancy Wong.

This coming Saturday, the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market will hold its annual Howl-O-Ween Celebration

Oct. 19,from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Washington Street Park, local vendors will have various food items and fall products. In addition, the market is hosting live music, trick or treating for children and the young at heart, and a pet costume contest.

 Pet owners are welcome to dress up their pets to compete for a prize donated by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

 The pet costume contest begins at 10 a.m. and all entries must be registered by 9 a.m. that morning. Pre-register by email  (farmersmarketvicksburg@gmail.com) or by calling 601-801-3513. You can also register at the market on Oct. 19.

For more information visit the Howl-O-Ween Facebook page.

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New school to hold informational meeting Sunday

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Photo from the 12k Academy Facebook page.

A new private school will be opening in Vicksburg in November.

The school, 12k Academy, based in Brandon, will hold an informational meeting tomorrow, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at the Shoney’s Restaurant, 3313 Pemberton Square Blvd.

For more information, see the 12k Facebook page.

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