Relay for Life luminaries available

Published 7:18 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

The Warren County American Cancer Society will hold its Relay for Life beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the YMCA complex on Clay Street.

In addition to the event, a luminaria ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.

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“I am once again asking for your support by purchasing one or more luminaria in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend who lost or fights the battle with this dread disease,” American Cancer Society volunteer Pearl Carter said.

“These Luminarias serve to remind me that each of us can be a light for a cure for cancer,” Carter said.

The cost of each luminaria is $10 and the deadline to donate is Wednesday, April 3.

To make a donation, make checks payable to the Warren County Relay for Life and mail to Pearl W. Carter, 700 Porters Chapel Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Be sure to include the name of the person being honored or remembered.

“This ceremony is always very emotional for me because, as you know, I am a cancer survivor and so many of my family and friends have also had to deal with this devastating disease,” Carter said.

“I would love to take many luminaria bags to Relay with my friends’ and families’ names on them as well as bags for my friends and family who want their friends and families to have a light shining during the luminaria ceremony, remembering and celebrating them as we all stand in unity for a cure for cancer,” she 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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