Chocolate Affair set for Thursday

Published 10:51 am Monday, April 21, 2014



Self-restraint will have to take the night off Thursday when the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation holds the 6th annual Chocolate Affair.

“I am so excited about the Chocolate Affair because I am a chocolate lover myself,” said Stacey Massey, executive director of the SCHF.

“In the past, the event has been such a success,” she said, and added that the money raised funds art and activity programs offered at the SCHC and it aids building fund projects.

This year, 12 vendors will be tempting participants with their delectable desserts, one of which is Jana Riley, the owner of Lena’s Bakery, which opened this month in the 1100 block of Washington Street.

“Stacey Massey approached me about participating,” said Riley, “and I wanted to get involved in the community and am thrilled to be a part of it.”

“I will be offering tastings of my chocolate cheese cake and a dark chocolate fudge cake,” Riley said.

Desserts will also be sponsored by Ameristar Casino, Café Anchuca, Catering by Lourdes, Cedar Grove Restaurant, Just Desserts, Lillian’s Restaurant, Main Street Market, Palmertree Catering, Roca, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Shel’s Sweets and the The Liquor Store will be sponsoring the beverages.

“Vendors will have tables set up around the auditorium of the SCHC with their chocolate samplings, and “Tina’s Flowers & Gifts will have everything decorated,” Massey said.

Kern Pratt & the Accused will be providing entertainment and is sponsored by The Lady Luck Casino of Vicksburg, she said.

“Pratt is from the Mississippi Delta and along with his three band members the group will play upbeat Blues style music, the kind you want to tap your feet to,” she said.

The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and tickets will only be sold in advance. The cost is $25 for SCHC members and $30 for nonmembers and may be purchased at the SCHF office, Frederick’s Boutique, Paper Plus, by calling 601-631-2997 or online at

A group purchase of eight may reserve a table by calling the SCHF.

The SCHF has also partnered with local businesses and if you present your Chocolate Affair ticket the night of the event at Anchuca, Cedar Grove Restaurant, Roca or Walnut Hills, they will grant a 10 percent discount off your dinner purchase.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 601-631-2997.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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