Pregnancy center holding bottle fundraiser

Published 9:20 am Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FUNDRAISER: Vicksburg’s Center for Pregnancy Choices is holding a baby bottle fundraiser

FUNDRAISER: Vicksburg’s Center for Pregnancy Choices is holding a baby bottle fundraiser

Expecting a child is a joyous time in a woman’s life, but when it is an unplanned pregnancy the life-changing news can be overwhelming.
The local chapter of the Center for Pregnancy Choices offers support and guidance for those swallowed up in a sea of decisions. A fundraiser for the local nonprofit medical clinic and resource center is underway.
The Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser allows participants to receive an empty baby bottle — fill it with coins, cash or checks and then return the bottle back, said Stacy Tennison the executive director of the local Center for Pregnancy Choices.
The local Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser has been held for more than 15 years and has raised annual amounts up to $15,000, Tennison said.
The Vicksburg Center for Pregnancy Choices opened its doors in 1989 and provides medical services by licensed medical professionals. Both staff members and volunteers work under the supervision of a licensed and practicing OB/GYN and medical services including pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
Information on adoption, abortion and parenting is also offered in a private atmosphere.
Classes are held, which include training on labor and delivery, breast-feeding and parenting, Tennison said.
Incentives are offered for those who choose to participate in the parenting classes, she said.
“Daddy dollars and mommy money is given out and can be used at the baby boutique,” Tennison said.
The baby boutique is an on-site room, where items like diapers and baby wipes can be bought with the faux money.
Local churches and Porter’s Chapel Academy are already participating in the fundraiser.
“Filling up a baby bottle is a simple and easy way for everyone to contribute,” Tennison said.
Funds raised this year will go into the general operation and will be used to help pay off the mortgage and remodel the new building at 1401 Adams St.
For more information on the Center for Pregnancy Choices or to participate in the Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser, call 601-638-2778 or visit

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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.

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