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Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation to host annual meeting, 25th celebration

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host its annual meeting and 25th-anniversary celebration Thursday, Nov. 6 in the SCHF auditorium.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour. Lee H. Abraham & the Boone Brothers will perform. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

During the cocktail hour, foundation officials will give reports regarding the previous year and also present the third annual ‘Landy Teller Champion for Culture and the Arts Award.”

In 2016, an anonymous gift was made in memory of Teller. This gift began an endowment that funds the award to be presented to an individual who contributes to culture and the arts in Vicksburg.

“Landy Teller was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, and in the early days when there were just a few of us who believed in the crazy notion that you could turn a block of old buildings into a cultural center that could support itself, he was a rock,” SCHF Board President Nancy Bell said. “He believed that it needed to be done and could be done and because his counsel was so well respected, he was able to encourage those people who we needed in order to make the project a success, to get on board. Landy was always available to answer legal questions, to write contracts, or to provide whatever support he could to all of our directors. He always had an encouraging word for our staff. We would not be where we are today without the leadership of Landy Teller.”

At 7:15 p.m., there will be a special showing of O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Tickets are $15 per person and reservations must be made in advance.

For more information or to make reservations, please call 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.