Block party to kickoff Alcorn’s homecoming

Published 11:30 am Thursday, October 16, 2014

Before tents are pitched and grills are fired up the 1000 block of Washington Street will be the center of festivities Friday night with a musical event and block party to coincide with Alcorn State University’s homecoming game the next day.

The Paint The ‘Burg Purple and Gold Music Festival is scheduled for 3 p.m. to midnight and is the first of its kind, said Angela Jenkins, the organizer for the event.

Music will play for nine hours, she said, and entertainment includes Dexter Allen, Chris Gill and the Soul Shakers, Compozitionz, Andy Hardwick and DJ Eddie Williams.

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The block party will also include food and craft vendors and adult activities.

“We will have vendors selling pizza, turkey legs, chicken on a stick, catfish and a Mexican food truck will be there,” Jenkins said.

A game trailer, which allows 16 people to play video games, will be on hand, and a greyhound bus, which Jenkins called a “tattoo truck,” will offer henna and airbrushed tattoos.

Admission is $15 and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair, Jenkins said.

“VIP tickets are available for $40, and includes private wait staff, food, drinks and a guaranteed seat at a table,” she said.

Tickets are available at the Portofino Hotel, 1310 Mulberry St. and at the door.

A portion of the Paint The ‘Burg Purple and Gold Music Festival’s proceeds will go towards the Pinky A. Brown Scholarship fund, Jenkins said.

Brown was a guidance counselor for the Vicksburg Warren School District and an Alcorn alumna.

For more information, call 601-214-6922.


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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