Post set to sell Thanksgiving edition early

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 15, 2015

There are big editions of The Vicksburg Post. There are those editions that contain breaking news, great features, extensive coverage of festivals and games, but in many ways, those great editions pale in comparison with the one that is published on Thanksgiving Day.

And, for the second year, The Vicksburg Post will sell the Thanksgiving Day edition early, giving avid Black Friday and holiday shopping enthusiasts a head start on their Christmas planning and shopping.

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the staff of The Vicksburg Post will begin selling the Thursday, Nov. 26 edition, beginning at 8 p.m.

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“Last year marked the first time we made the Thanksgiving Day edition available at our office and the response surprised us,” Post publisher Tim Reeves said. “We really didn’t know what to expect, but when more than 200 people showed up, we thought we had something special; something worthy of doing each year.”

The newspapers will be sold in front of The Vicksburg Post office, located at 1601-F N. Frontage Road. Those purchasing a newspaper that night will be able to get a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, a candy cane and will be able to register for a huge gift basket featuring items, gift cards and specials from some of The Vicksburg Post’s advertising and business partners.

“The Thanksgiving Day edition of The Post in many ways is the largest edition of the newspaper we do each year. We are projecting more pages in the newspaper, in addition to all of the advertising inserts from our local and national advertising partners,” Reeves said. “The edition really has what we call thud appeal.”

In addition to the advertising information and specials, the Thanksgiving Day edition will include a number of special editorial features, a Thanksgiving Day message from a local pastor and a section featuring “how to cook a turkey” recipes from third graders from each of Vicksburg and Warren County’s elementary schools.

“Those recipes are amazing. I’m not saying there are many that I would suggest using for your Thanksgiving dinner, but they are fun to read,” Reeves said. “I want to thank our school leaders, our teachers and the students themselves for having a little fun with us this year.”

Newspapers will be sold on a first come, first serve basis on Wednesday night and the winner of the gift basket will be contacted on Friday, Nov. 27.

For more information on The Post’s Thanksgiving Day edition and the early sales, contact the newspaper’s circulation department at 601-636-4545.

Home delivery customers of The Vicksburg Post will receive their Thanksgiving Day edition late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning as normal.