Letter to the editor on the Miss Mississippi Parade

Published 12:26 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

To the editor,

It is always an honor for the Vicksburg Main Street Program to host the annual Miss Mississippi Parade.

It was held on Monday in downtown Vicksburg and it was truly a site to see as the talented young ladies glistened down Washington Street with beauty and grace.

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The parade would not be a success without convertibles, so we would like to give our sincerest thanks to all the car owners and drivers that took time out of their evening to help make the parade a success.

It is always a pleasure having the Blair E. Batson children to come and be a part of the parade.

A huge thank you to Johnny Reynolds and the car dealerships George Carr, and Cannon Toyota, as well as parade volunteers, Main Street board members Walter Osborne and Linda Fondren, and community volunteers Trayce Prewitt and Jay Prewitt.

We would like to thank the Miss Mississippi Corporation including the pageant office, Lisa Boleware, princes and princesses, contestants and their families and friends from all over Mississippi.

We want to recognize Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Vicksburg Police Department.

We also want to thank our merchants downtown for putting the extra effort forth in making all the contestants and their families feel welcomed and delighted to be in Vicksburg.
We appreciate everyone coming together as a community to help make the parade special for the contestants and the community.

Thank you Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis for representing our state wonderfully this year.

Kim Hopkins and Rebecca Sigh

Vicksburg Main Street Program