Jammin’ For The Kids benefit Thursday night

Published 8:12 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018

For the past 20 years, local musicians have gathered together in an effort to lend their support to children in the Vicksburg and Warren County area who are less fortunate.

This year will mark the 21st Annual Jammin’ For The Kids, which will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, at The Anthony Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive.

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Entertainers set to perform during the evening include Mike & Marty with Hired Guns; John Howard Dennis; Lee H. Abraham & Friends; Julie Crouse; Ralph Miller and Sweet Melinda. Carlton Rush, Andy Tadlock and Kemper Ehrhardt will provide sound for the evening.

In addition to the musical performances, raffle tickets will be sold for $1 and prizes include tool sets to skillets.

An auction will also be offered and some of the items up for bid include a handmade cedar chest, a golf bag and a 4-foot stuffed animal.

Ehrhardt said all items for the auction had not yet been collected, but “In the past auction items have included guitars, leather jackets and mountain bikes.”

“Between the raffle and the auction everyone will walk away with something,” Ehrhardt said.

Also this year, the Jammin’ For The Kids fundraiser will be dedicated to Joe Lacey.

Lacy was a member of the Spirit Riders motorcycle group.

“These guys have been the backbone of the fundraiser,” Ehrhardt said, adding,“They raise money for us all year long.”

Admission to the event is $5 or a new toy and all proceeds will go to the children of Warren County.

Once the toys are bought and wrapped, Ehrhardt said, the Beyond Walls Ministries and the Warren County Chaplain’s Office would be in charge of distributing the gifts to the children.

For more information, call 601-629-2003.

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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