Positive things in Vicksburg

Published 6:57 pm Monday, August 28, 2017

From preserving the past to connecting with moms, Vicksburg will offer many events during the fall.

The Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation and the Heritage Guild of Vicksburg and Warren County are cosponsoring a Preservation Celebration Weekend Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1.

“It’s kind of focusing on preserving our history and our architecture and our stories,” Carol McMillin said of the event, which will include a home tour of the former Fleckstein-Coccaro grocery.

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Gen. Ulysses Grant rode past the home when Union troops entered the city after Vicksburg was surrendered. The McMillins have now bought the structure, also known as Catherine’s Palace, for Catherine Coccaro, who lived in the home, and are preserving the facility.

The building is located across the street from the Kuhn Memorial Hospital property at 1501 Martin Luther King Blvd.

In addition to a tour of the home, the two-day celebration will include a ballet, a banquet, an ecumenical worship service, musical performances and a house blessing.

For more information on the weekend, call 601-636-5010, email vburgfoundation@aol.com or visit visitvicksburg.com/vicksurg-preservation-weekend.

Crossway Church has resumed its morning MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program and is now expanding the outreach program to evenings.

The Vicksburg chapter of MOPS has more than 50 women who participate representing many areas of the community and different churches and past programing has included a self-defense demonstration, local law enforcement giving a talk on car seat safety and service projects.

For more information, call 601-218-6469, email angela@visitcrossway.org or visit facebook.com/vicksburgmops/.

More positives in Vicksburg:

· Local establishments, Martin’s At Midtown and Jacques, each offer one night of the week for patrons to come and enjoy food, drink and Trivia game night. Martin’s At Midtown offers Trivia Game Night on Tuesday’s beginning at 6:30 p.m. and Jacques offers Trivia Game Night on Thursday’s beginning at 8 p.m. 

· The third annual United Way True Color Run is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 23. The run will start and end in the BankCorpSouth parking lot on South Street. The fundraiser will also include a one-mile fun run for ages 12 and younger. For more information, or to register, visit unitedwayvicksburg.org/run.