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Benefit to aid the family of Vicksburg native Randy Curtis to be held Saturday

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A benefit to aid the family of Randy Curtis is to take place on Saturday, September 18 at the Southern Sisters Cafe at 815 Highway 61 North, courtesy of Curtis’s niece, Hannah Williams.

Vicksburg native Randy Curtis passed on On Saturday, August 21, due to COVID-19. (photo courtesy of Hannah Williams)

Catfish plates will be sold for $10, which will include catfish fillets, hush puppies and fries. Drinks and other sides will also be available. The fish to be served is being sourced locally, caught by local commercial fisherman Jeremy Williams. Local restaurants have also aided in supplying side items to complement.

Catfish plates will be ready to be served around 11 a.m. A silent auction and raffle will be part of the event as well, with the auction ending at 1 p.m.

“We are blessed with a gracious and beautiful community that have made generous donations to help participate in the silent auction and raffle,” said Williams.

Curtis was a well-known figure in the community who recently passed due to COVID-19. Curtis worked with the Sheriff’s Department for about 15 years and was a “back the blue kind of man”.

“He was a monument to this community and he was loved and appreciated by so many people here,” said Williams. “Any way, shape, form or fashion that I can get involved was what I wanted to do.”

Funds acquired through the benefit will be given directly to Curtis’s family to help support them through their loss.

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