40th carnival kicks off Friday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vicksburg Catholic School’s 40th annual PlayADayInMayAway will kick off Friday and feature a new event.

If you go

Festivities will begin Friday with dinner and bingo. Catfish and chicken will be sold for $8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bingo is $1 per card per game, and will start at 6:30. Saturday’s events will run from 10 to 2. Admission is free, but game tickets will be sold. The barbecue cook-off is $50 per category. The deadline to enter is 3 p.m. Thursday. Call 601-636-2256.

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This year’s festivities will be dedicated to Marie May and the late Marilyn Steinriede, who founded PlayADay. The two had children who attended VCS.

The festivities will kick off with dinner and bingo Friday night in the St. Al cafeteria.

“We’ll have a few celebrity-type (bingo) callers, but it’s a surprise,” said Patty Mekus, VCS development and alumni affairs director.

Events will continue Saturday and will feature a barbecue cook-off, new this year. The top prize is $500.

Contact Manivanh Chanprasith at mchan@vicksburgpost.com