This and that|Main Street plans for holiday cheer
Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 18, 2009
Vicksburg’s Main Street Program is gearing up for the holidays with several planned events.
Putting the THANKS back into Thanksgiving, a downtown shopping event, will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 along Washington Street. Another shopping event, Old Fashioned Christmas, is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29. At 5 p.m. Dec. 5, the annual Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights will roll along Washington Street.
Main Street is also seeking groups to go caroling downtown during December.
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Call 601-634-4527 or visit www.downtownvicksburg.org.
More weather lovers sought for program
The Mississippi chapter of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, or CoCoRaHs, is seeking weather observers.
The organization has a Vicksburg presence, but volunteers are also needed in Yazoo, Holmes, Humphreys, Carroll, Coahoma, Panola, Quitman, Scott, Sunflower, Tallahatchie and Tunica counties.
In the program, volunteer weather enthusiasts collect data through a rain gauge and funnel the numbers into a national system through the Internet or a call center. Membership is free, but volunteers must purchase their own rain gauge.
For more information, call Warren County coordinator Bill Ford at 601-636-1728.
Talent show set for Halloween
Champ Productions in Vicksburg is seeking participants for a Halloween comedy show, So Funny, It’s Scary.
The event, set for 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31 at the American Legion Post 3 on Monroe Street, will feature comedian BJ Johnson of San Antonio.
Individuals will perform in a set.
Admission is $7 per person and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit disabled veterans.
Call 601-535-7782 for more information.
Local teacher wins honor for song
A Vicksburg teacher has received recognition in an online song competition.
Gwendolyn Yates is one of about 50 people who was named a Suggested Artist in August by the Song of the Year competition. Her song is called “Faith Walker.”
Yates’ name is listed at www.songoftheyear.com/winners/2009/runners/august/suguar.htm.
Song of the Year is a supporter of VH-1’s Save the Music campaign.
Yates teaches GED math at Grove Street School, and is a published poet. She is the daughter of Lillian Lee, and attends Standfield New Life Christian Church.