Junior Auxiliary Charity Lunch is Thursday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg has scheduled their annual Charity Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hinds Community College Vicksburg Campus, off Mississippi 27.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards helping fund all of the JAV projects, JAV member Kellie Pierce said.

Projects include JAV Cares, READ, TEACH, Camp Silver Cloud, Community Outreach, the Women’s Shelter and the CAP Center, Pierce said.

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“JAV Cares is a project that we have moved to the Good Shepherd Center, and we help them with parties,” Pierce said.

For the READ project, JAV members go into the elementary schools and read to students, while TEACH focuses on teenagers.

“This year, we did the Game of Life with Vicksburg High School and taught life skills like writing checks and paying bills,” she said.

Community Outreach is a project that helps those that are faced with a crisis situation like a house fire, Pierce said, and members put together bags of toiletry items to be given to the residents, who stay at the Women’s Shelter.

Students enrolled at Hinds will prepare and cook the lunch under the guidance of their teacher Matthew Campbell, Pierce said.

“We purchase the food and get the supplies, and the students do all the cooking,” Pierce added.

Lunch will include red beans and rice with sausage, corn on the cob, Mexican cornbread, and a dessert.

Tickets are $10 and are available from any JAV member or by calling 601-953-3868.

A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door, 755 Mississippi 27.

Carryout lunches will be available and if you purchase 10 or more tickets, meals can be delivered, Pierce said.


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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