Published 8:47 pm Saturday, February 18, 2017
Run Thru History
Registration is now open for the 38th annual Run Thru History, a 10-kilometer run, 5-kilomter race walk and 1-mile fun run in the Vicksburg National Military Park. The race will take place on March 4, beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $25 for the 10K and 5K, and the 1-mile fun run is free.
To register online or for more information, visit runthruhistory.org. Registration forms are also available at the Purks YMCA.
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The Purks YMCA will host an American Red Cross lifeguarding class March 27 to April 7. The 30-hour class will meet from 6 to 8:45 p.m. each week night for two weeks.
Candidates for the class must be at least 15 years old or turning 15 no later than April 7, 2017. They must also pass a strength and endurance test prior to the class, which includes a 300-yard swim and other timed drills.
The cost of the course is $150 for YMCA members and $175 for non-members. The course will be taught by veteran American Red Cross instructors Susan and Bob Athow, and Sylvia Gurtowski.
For more information or to register, call the YMCA at 601-638-1071 or City Pool at 601-634-4516.
Softball umpires meeting
The Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual ASA umpires meeting on March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office at 100 Army Navy Drive. The meeting is mandatory for all umpires planning to work in the VGSA youth fast-pitch and adult slow-pitch softball leagues this season.
In addition, scorekeepers and umpires are needed for the upcoming softball and baseball seasons. Employment forms can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office. For more information, call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.
Polk at PCA fundraiser
Former Mississippi State baseball coach Ron Polk will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser for Porters Chapel Academy on Feb. 27.
The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. in PCA’s gym. Tickets are $30, and are available at the Porters Chapel Academy office, at 3460 Porters Chapel Road, during business hours. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Porters Chapel Academy athletics.
For tickets or information, call the school office at 601-638-3733, or football coach Blake Purvis at 601-218-1703.
Zeke West bass tournament
The Ninth Annual Zeke West Memorial Scholarship bass fishing tournament is scheduled for March 4 at Lake Bruin State Park.
The registration fee is $100 per boat, with an optional big bass entry fee of $10 per person. First place is guaranteed a $1,500 prize, and additional prizes will be paid for second through fifth places based on the number of entries.
Entry forms and more information are available by emailing zwestbass@gmail.
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