Thanks to the many Vicksburg residents who shared their breast cancer stories

Published 9:56 am Monday, October 12, 2015

Our community has a lot to offer its citizens, and last week we showed our true colors.

Here’s a recap of some of the people and events deserving of praise.

• On Sunday, the newspaper was pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. In addition to hoping the pink paper helped bring attention to this disease, a number of our local residents shared their personal stories of how breast cancer has affected their lives.

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Thank you Hugh Green, Lucy Spangler, Ali Hopson and Pearl Carter. It is not always easy to reveal such personal information, and we want to thank you for sharing your experiences in an effort to help others who might also be dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.

A big thank you also goes to Deonta Selvy, who dresses his youth football teams in pink during the month of October, and of course, to the many people who participate and contribute to Relay For Life.

• A big thank you goes out to the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation for sponsoring the 27th annual Over the River Run. Nearly 700 people completed the 5-mile course with Vicksburg resident Kristi Hall winning the women’s division and Flowood resident Caleb Hammons taking home the first place win in the men’s division.

• Movies are back in Vicksburg with the opening of the B&B Theatres at the Vicksburg Mall. This week’s movie showings include “Pan,” “The Martian,” “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “The Perfect Guy” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

• Newspaper Week was celebrated at The Vicksburg Post, and we hope the community took the opportunity to read and see a little bit more of what goes on behind the scenes.

• Be sure and check out Tonya Patino’s peaches at the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market. She has been growing peaches for 15 years. The Vicksburg Farmer’s Market is at the corner of Jackson and Washington streets and is open Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-11 a.m.

We wish you a productive week.