One of Vicksburg’s favorite traditions has fallen victim to the COVID-19 crisis. The annual Lebanese dinner normally held in the spring has been postponed.
The event is a fundraiser and is organized and staged by the ladies of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. The event began in 1959 with the goal of paying off the mortgage of the church. The event has gained popularity and notoriety within the community in the years since, and averages 3,500 tickets sold each year.
Rhonda Wright has been involved with the event in various capacities all of her life. Wright confirmed the decision to postpone the annual Lebanese dinner to Vicksburg Daily News on Tuesday afternoon.
“Most of our members are older and we feel it best to postpone and see where we are later this year or come back next year,” Wright said.