Thanks for making ritz on a river ‘totally tubular’

Published 8:36 pm Saturday, July 21, 2018

To the editor:

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the many organizations and individuals that supported the 5th Annual Ritz on the River Retro Prom! The Molly Ringwalds had the crowd singing and dancing to every song. It was an unforgettable evening. The community came together to join in the celebration of our beautiful city and help raise money for Jacobs Ladder. We are having fun viewing all those that participated in the retro prom theme…the outfits were awesome! We would like to give praise to the numerous sponsors, volunteers, and attendees who made this event such a smash!

A huge thank you to the Ritz on the River premier sponsors Mutual Credit Union, Cannon Motors of Mississippi, Ergon, Helping Hand Family Pharmacy, Lady Luck Vicksburg, Vicksburg Convalescent Home, City of Vicksburg-Board of Mayor and Aldermen, VenuWorks, Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, WLBT, Ameristar Casino & Hotel, C Spire, Candlewood Suites-Vicksburg, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, May & Company, LLP, Merit Health River Region, Mississippi DJ Services, RiverHills Bank, Riverwalk Casino-Hotel, Trustmark National Bank, Varner, Parker & Sessums, P.A, Vicksburg Insurance Agency, The Vicksburg Post, Walnut Hills and Waterview Casino & Hotel.

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Also a big thank you goes to The Ivy Place Florist (Geni Fulcher) for designing the boutonnieres and corsages and Lady Luck Casino Hotel Vicksburg for providing the complimentary photos by the Selfie Station with Connie and Greg Linzy. The photos were a huge hit and we will be sharing all of them soon.

Many community volunteers were willing to give of their time to assist in helping the event run smoothly that include Addison Averett, Elaina Bailey, Rev. Sally Bevill, Rebecca Busby (all Jacob’s Ladder Volunteers), Katelyn Clark Anna Del Castillo, Sara Del Castioll, Katelyn Clark, Natalie Edwards, Jacey Ferguson, Addie Clair Fuller, Matt Gullett, Noah Gullettt, Bianna Hamlin, Christian Harris, Hank Holdiness, Hannah Huntley, Sarah Jabour, Becky King, Cheyenne McCullough, Conner Mullins, Cheyenne Cathy Sanford, Laney Smith, Taylor Smith, Ritch Southard, Laken Stockstill, Noah Taylor, and Maddie Watkins.

We would also like to thank our industry partners for helping Vicksburg make the meeting planner FAM that day an extreme success. These partners include Cottonwood Public House, Duff Green Mansion, David Maggio, Visit Vicksburg, and Margaritaville Hotel Vicksburg.

Ritz on the River was an amazing night and we look forward to hosting it in again 2019!

Annette Kirklin

Vicksburg Convention Center

Executive Director