Thanks and appreciation

Published 6:58 pm Saturday, December 17, 2016

To the editor:

The 15th Annual Breakfast with Santa, Adventures in Candyland, held at the Vicksburg Convention Center was a huge success. It provided hundreds of Vicksburg residents and visitors a quality holiday experience. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House, a “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children living in our area who must travel for medical care. The community support of this special event is always so appreciated!

On behalf of the Vicksburg Convention Center and VenuWorks of Vicksburg, I would like to give special thanks to our sponsors — McDonald’s, Walmart, Golding Barge Line, Hometown Medical, International Paper, Mutual Credit Union, Maynord Landscaping Company, Inc., Trustmark National Bank, and The Vicksburg Post.  This event would not be possible without their generosity. We were very fortunate to have volunteer students from Vicksburg High and Junior High School and Warren Central High and Junior High School and Vicksburg Catholic Schools who did everything from taking up tickets and clearing tables to supervising children playing games and doing crafts. We couldn’t have done it without them! Thanks to Gary Haygood who has volunteered his services year after year by taking all of the “Photos with Santa.” He does such a great job!

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A big thanks to Magician, Dorian LaChance, who entertained the children with magic and balloon twisting — he was fabulous!

We would also like to thank Dan Cook for helping with the raffle. Last but certainly not least, a big thanks to Santa for coming to Vicksburg during his busiest time of the year. He provided lots of joy to the many boys and girls. We can’t wait to start planning Breakfast with Santa for 2017.

Sue Bagby

Vicksburg Convention Center