Afternoon events added to schedule for Floodfest

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, August 14, 2019

With Floodfest days away, updates to the event that is geared toward helping those affected by the Yazoo Backwater flooding have been made.

A full slate of free activities have been added to the schedule, as well as off-site parking, shuttle buses and payment options for charity auctions. The event is scheduled for Saturday at Redwood Elementary School, 100 Redwood Rd.

The free activities will include a free touch a truck type event from 1 to 4 p.m., and a number of vendors will participate.

“We will also have classic cars and tractors along with fire equipment, law enforcement vehicles, 18-wheelers, military vehicles and more for the young people to get up close and touch,” Floodfest organizer Tommy Parker said.

Evening activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. That part of the event will include non-stop entertainment with auctions and live music. The headliner is country music star and Vicksburg native William
Michael Morgan.

Admission to the evening events is $5, and arrangements have been made to accept credit cards for auction purchases. Parking at Redwood Elementary will be used to accommodate handicapped guests, Parker said, with off-site parking available at Merit Health River Region. Shuttle buses will carry festivalgoers from River Region to Redwood. The shuttle service will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m.

“The City of Vicksburg has allowed us to use the city’s bus to shuttle people from the off-site parking area at Merit Health River Region, and if necessary we will also utilize Sherman Avenue Elementary for off-site parking,” Parker said.

Parker urges all patrons to bring lawn chairs. No coolers will be allowed.

The Long Term Recovery Committee of the United Way of West Central Mississippi will distribute all proceeds from Floodfest. For more information, call 601-501-6819 or 601-218-1524.

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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