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Vicksburg Second Saturday goes virtual for May 9

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Second Saturday is back, and the plan for May 9 has been announced.

After cancelling the popular downtown event in March and April due to COVID-19 restrictions, on May 6, Vicksburg Second Saturday announced on its Facebook page that plans were in the works for a virtual Second Saturday with streaming live music and an online raffle.

“Second Saturday is one of the programs that the Chamber supports,” said Pablo Diaz, president of the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce.

The Second Saturday committee had numerous Zoom meetings to talk about the future of the events.

“We were not going to wait for over two months,” Diaz said. “If it went on into May, we decided to allow the people that liked attending Second Saturday to come and join online.”

This Saturday’s events will be live streamed from Vicksburg Second Saturday Facebook page. The lineup for music is:

  • Patchwork: 3 to 4 p.m.
  • DJ HD: 4 to 5 p.m.

The event will offer art programs for parents to access through Facebook including the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation’s Mother’s Day Arts and Craft event with Karen Biedenharn.

There will also be an online raffle. To enter, folks answer questions Vicksburg Second Saturday asks in the comment section. Winners will be drawn Monday. Prizes include:

  • “From the Kitchen to Cyprus House” a cookbook courtesy of Lorelei Books
  • A $50 Downtown Doller card to be used at any downtown store courtesy of Vicksburg Mainstreet
  • A BBQ Dinner courtesy of Tim’s Smoke House

The Second Saturday committee is working hard to supply entertainment for the community.

“We do care a lot about Second Saturday, and we want to make sure the community enjoys it,” Diaz said.

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Annual Reindeer Run is Saturday

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Vicksburg’s second annual Reindeer Run is once again raising money for Paws Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter in the city.

The Reindeer Run 5K run or walk takes place in historic downtown Vicksburg Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 8 a.m.

Virginia Campbell and a couple of fur babies enjoyed the day at the first Reindeer run in 2019 with event mascots. (photo courtesy Debbie Haworth)

But even those not running will have a good time attending. The event includes reindeer games and face painting for the kids, a Christmas Pet parade for the fur babies following the run, bloody maries and beer for the adults, plus delicious food from LD’s Kitchen for everyone and a DJ playing your favorite tunes.

Each runner and walker will receive a long sleeve technical T-shirt and swag bag.

To register online, click here. The registration fee is $30 until Dec. 1, and $35 after that. To date, 149 have registered.

Runner’s packet pickup is at LD’s Kitchen Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5 from 7:15 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.

If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s event, please email Cynthia Freeny at [email protected]

Reindeer Run 2020 Sponsors:

Gold
LD’s Kitchen
601 Sports
City of Vicksburg

Silver
Ameristar
ASC

Bronze
Trustmark National Bank
Flower Center
Curb Appeals
Levee Street Marketplace
Vicksburg Main Street
Woodland Animal Clinic
Southern Beverage
Mutual Credit Union

Friends of Paws
Wayne Pratt – Edward Jones
Hennessy, Thames and Leavitt
Magnolia Jewelers
Super Jr
Fit Chef
61 North Mini Storage
61 North Super Lube
61 North Storage #2
Robyn Lea State Farm
Koestler Pallet Sales
Vicksburg Amateaur Radio Club
Bo Eaton
Helping Hands Pharmacy
Danna and Jaa Allen
Paul Ingram

Support
River Hills Bank
Cannon Motors

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Mississippi Boy Choir’s annual Christmas Concert will be online Friday

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(photo from MBC Facebook page)

The Mississippi Boy Choir will present its annual Christmas Concert virtually this year, meaning everyone can enjoy the choir for free.

The concert is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on the choir’s website from the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Mississippi.

2020 marks the 26th season for the choir, which stems from a 1,500-year-old tradition of boys singing in the great cathedrals of Western Europe. The organization has two choirs: a training choir that consists of young boys in second grade up whose voices have not changed, and a concert choir with both changed and unchanged voices. The concert choir generally consists of boys from the fifth through the 12th grade.

The Vicksburg branch of the Mississippi Boy Choir meets on Mondays at the Church of the Holy Trinity on South Street.

Friday’s performance is funded by the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Annual Christmas Parade of Lights canceled

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Vicksburg Christmas Parade 2019

Vicksburg Main Street has announced that the annual Christmas Parade of Lights scheduled for Dec. 5 has been canceled.

Applications to participate in the parade, themed “Frozen in Time,” were due today.

Instead of the parade, Vicksburg Main Street is “reimagining” the event, substituting several smaller events to celebrate Christmas in Vicksburg.

  1. “This is an unusual year and we certainly want everyone to have a safe holiday,” said Board President Christi Kilroy. ” These well-thought-out changes were made to protect the people who visit downtown. The board and staff have done everything they can to keep the downtown
    experience festive and fun for the holidays.”

Vicksburg Christmas events include:

  • Friday, Nov. 27, live music at 5:30 p.m. and City of Vicksburg Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. – Santa will be present
  • Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 27 – Christmas in the Park- Make plans to see all the Christmas lights and decorations at Washington Street Park
  • Saturday, Nov. 28, All Day – Small Business Saturday
  • Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 to 5 p.m.- Old Fashion Holiday Open House. Shoppers who spend $25 or more will receive a poinsettia from the Vicksburg Main Street Program. Santa will be strolling Washington Street and available for pictures – bring your camera!
  • Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m. Reindeer Run at Catfish Row
  • Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Levee Street Marketplace Christmas Open House
  • Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 to 8 p.m., Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Kids in the Kitchen Christmas
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Vicksburg Convention Center’s Breakfast with Santa
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bella la Vita Photography Toys for Tots Toy Drive
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2 to 6 p.m., Second Saturday
  • Sunday, Dec. 13-12:30 p.m. Vicksburg Convention Center’s Holiday Jazz Brunch “Miracle on Swing Street”

Vicksburg’s Main Street organization appreciates the public’s support in the redesign of this year’s celebration and hopes that each and every citizen will visit the festive downtown area this holiday season to support our merchants, restaurants and businesses. The board and staff of Vicksburg Main Street remains committed to growing the economic vitality of our downtown and community.

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