JA, culinary students team up for charity

Published 7:44 pm Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg enlisted help from local students in an effort to raise money for the organization’s projects, which are geared towards children.

On Thursday, the JAV partnered with the Hinds Community College Culinary Arts Department for a charity luncheon.

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“We were excited to partner with them (HCC),” JAV member Cori Carraway said.

“We had done this particular fundraiser in the past and were happy to have it come back.”

The last time JAV held the charity luncheon, where students at the school prepared the meal, was in 2015, she said.

“We wanted to get back to this one because we enjoyed working with the students at Hinds and they get real excited about it. This is a really fun project and it is an opportunity for the students to be involved in a project that is impacting their community,” Carraway said, adding the JAV members also enjoy the one on one interaction with the students.

“We are together with them in the morning when we are packing up the meals for delivery,” she said.

The meal the students prepared included chicken spaghetti, green beans, corn on the cob and a dessert, Carraway said.

All the food for the 800 meals prepared was donated, Caraway said.

“We have a lot of generous donors in the community and all food was donated through the JAV partners in the community,” Caraway said.

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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