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Published 9:50 pm Saturday, June 17, 2017

This year, 28 women will take a week out of their lives to serve as Miss Mississippi Pageant hostesses.

These women play a vital role in the day-to-day activities of the pageant. They provide assistance to the pageant contestants with any needs they may be required, and also serve as chauffeurs to the women by transporting them to and from any and all required activities.

And because cellphones are confiscated from the girls each morning before all activities begin, the hostesses are a contestant’s only source to the outside world. Days can be long for a hostess, but many return each year.

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Louise Hall and Ann Morris, who are both long-time Miss Mississippi Pageant hostesses, have the honor of serving as hostess emeriti.

The Miss Mississippi Pageant works like a well-oiled machine and it is due in part to the dedication of the women who serve as Miss Mississippi Pageant hostesses.

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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