Miss Mississippi prep begins downtown

Published 10:32 am Thursday, June 16, 2016

It is that time of year again, when the smell of lumber and sounds of hammers can be detected at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Crews arrived yesterday to begin work on the Miss Mississippi Pageant stage, with more workers to arrive throughout the week to assemble sound and lighting.

Forty-four contestants will be vying for the crown during the 59th annual event, which is set to run June 22 through 25.

The contestants will begin arriving Saturday for rehearsals, and at 7 p.m. the 11th annual Magnolia Prince and Princess crowning ceremony will be held.

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On Sunday, registration, a brief devotional and a welcome from city officials will be held for the contestants, which will be followed by more rehearsals.

The first public appearance by the contestants will occur at the annual Miss Mississippi Pageant Parade, which will roll along Washington Street beginning at 7 p.m. Monday.

Following the parade an autograph signing will be held at the Outlets at Vicksburg, 4000 S. Frontage Road, until 9:30 p.m.

More autograph opportunities will be available with the contestants from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at George Carr and from 10:30 to noon June 23 in downtown Vicksburg.

Preliminary competitions will begin Wednesday and run through June 24. The final night of competition and the crowning, which will be televised, will be held June 25. All competition will begin at 8 p.m. at 1600 Mulberry St.

Following the crowning, a party honoring the newly crowned Miss Mississippi will be held at the Lady Luck Arena, 1380 Warrenton Road.

Tickets for the Miss Mississippi Pageant are $125 for all four nights, $30 for June 22 and 23, $40 for June 24 and $50 for June 25. For more information, call 601-638-6746, visit the official website or download the Miss Mississippi mobile app, which will let you purchase tickets, vote on contestants, watch the live stream and receive important updates.














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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