Week here was highlighted by good works

Published 10:44 am Monday, October 26, 2015

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

• The research group, GoodCall.com, ranked Vicksburg 67th overall and second out of 17 communities in Mississippi that provide the best opportunity for success for African American-owned businesses. While we have a long way to go to make certain we’re all treated and considered equal, that’s good news for everyone in our community.

• Congratulations to CJ’s BBQ, Tyson Triple C&E Grillmasters and S&M Smokers for taking first, second and third place, respectively in the River City BBQ Challenge, which was sponsored by the American Legion Post 3 and AmeriCorps. Proceeds from the event went to help the veterans assistance programs and to start a Venture Crew, which is a youth developmental program for teenagers. Thanks to all who helped make this event successful.

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• The Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg partnered with the Hinds Community College culinary arts students in their annual charity lunch and served more than 800 lunches. Proceeds benefit JAV projects, which include Camp Silvercloud, the CAP Center, Warren County Children’s Shelter, Good Shepherd Community Center and programs promoting literacy and tutoring for area students. Junior Auxiliary has a rich history of charitable work in our community.

• The St. Aloysius High School Flashettes won the Class AAA Mississippi Association of Independent Schools state dance championship Wednesday at the Clyde Muse Center at Hinds Community College in Pearl.

• The St. Aloysius football team won the District 3-AAA championship Friday night to secure an automatic berth in the Class AAA playoffs.

• Downtown at Dusk was held at the River Stage Plaza, Thursday.

The concert is the first in a series the City of Vicksburg has planned in collaboration with the Vicksburg Main Street Program.