Relay for Life to be held Friday at Warren Central High School

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Until cures are found for all cancers, fundraisers are the life-blood to research dollars for the disease, and this Friday locals will have the opportunity to participate in the Vicksburg-Warren County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
“‘Game on… Find a Cure’ is our theme this Year,” said Jan Wasmer, the chairman of the event, and each Relay for Life team will sponsor a campsite (booth).
To reflect the theme, many of the teams will be offering games and sports, she said, and added, “there will also be a hula hoop contest and a tug of war contest.”

If you go

The Vicksburg-Warren County Relay for Life will be held Friday at the Warren Central High School stadium, 1000 Mississippi 27. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a Survivor Walk at 7 and the luminaria ceremony is planned for 10. Admission is $2 and ages 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 601-760-8238 or email

More than 15 booths will be set up at the Warren Central High School Stadium and manned by the team members.
All the teams will be competing for the best campsite award and who can raise the most money, said Wasmer.
Including team members, Wasmer estimated that there would be more than 150 people helping with the fundraiser.
Relay for Life will kick off at 6 p.m. with a Cancer Survivor reception followed by the opening ceremony at 7. A luminaria ceremony, which will honor those that have lost their life to cancer and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past, is scheduled for 10 p.m. Luminaries can be purchased for $10.
The American Cancer Society website estimates that more than 6,000 Mississippians will die of cancer this year and more than 15,000 new cases will be diagnosed.
Admission to the event is $2 and children 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Evening activities will also include food vendors and entertainment by local talent.
For more information, call 601-760-8238 or email

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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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