Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage canceled

Published 4:43 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Another local tourist attraction has been canceled due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus.

Wednesday, organizers with the Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage announced all three weekends of tours would not take place in light of the virus.

“After much thought and consideration, the organizers of the Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage are canceling the 2020 event in light of COVID-19,” McRaven House homeowner Kendra Reed said. “The health and well-being of our guests, homeowners, tour guides plus many others is our number one priority. While the novel coronavirus has set our communities into unprecedented challenges, preventing the spread of the disease is of great importance.”

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The Vicksburg Pilgrimage takes place over three weekends in the spring and three weekends in the fall.

During the spring pilgrimage, more than 12 venues were to be opened for tours, which included historic homes and churches.

Reed said organizers had hoped to create an exciting event, therefore, she hopes those plans can carry over into a fall event.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience and wish you and your family the best. The organizers thank you for your eagerness and willingness to support us and wish you and your family the best,” 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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