Next month, the Vicksburg City Auditorium will return to its normal, pre-COVID pricing schedule for funerals.
In August, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to cut funeral rates in half, making the venue available for $237.50. Lowering funeral costs provided relief for families and increased access to the spacious venue to allow social distancing at the services.
With COVID cases on a steady decline for several weeks, administrators announced that the discount will be retired at the end of the month. Starting Dec. 1, the standard rate will return to $475.