This and that|Riverfest T-shirt contest ends Dec. 15

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 6, 2009

Riverfest 2010 organizers have extended until Dec. 15 the deadline for the T-shirt logo contest.

Artwork is to be mailed to P.O. Box 1144, Vicksburg, MS 39181. A $200 cash prize will be given to the winner. Organizers are also seeking sponsors and vendors for the event set for April 16-17. Visit for more information.

Animal rescue group focusing on holidays

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A Vicksburg group is hosting events to ensure that animals have good holidays.

Southern Paws Rescue of Vicksburg is seeking donations of food, treats and toys for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens for their annual Christmas party at the Vicksburg City Animal Shelter. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 23 at Vicksburg City Animal Shelter, 100 Old Mill Road;  Belvedere & Co., 3150 S. Frontage Road; Adolph Rose Antiques, 717 Clay St.; Warrenton Farm & Garden, U.S. 61 South; Southern Paws, 1200 Openwood St.; and Hometown Medical, 814 Belmont St. Call 601-636-6982 for more information.

Paws Rescue of Vicksburg has teamed up with for the national Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program.

Organizers are seeking foster homes for 10 adoptable dogs and 15 adoptable cats by noon Dec. 20. Paws Rescue will supply pet food while in foster homes. To view photos and information on an animal, visit

Call 601-529-1535 or e-mail for more information.

Fitness center owner featured in magazine

A Vicksburg fitness center owner has been featured in an online article of Glamour, a woman’s fashion and beauty magazine.

Linda Fondren, owner of Shape Up Sisters and head of the Shape Up Vicksburg challenge, and her weight-loss challenge was the focus of the article titled, “Health Inspiration: This Woman Wants to Help Her City Lose 17,000 Pounds!”

In October, Fondren challenged Vicksburg and Warren County to lose 17,000 pounds in 17 weeks. She has joined with local businesses to offer nutritious menus, free exercise sessions and weigh-ins.

To read the article, visit