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Annual Whitetails Unlimited Banquet for Warren County planned

A local fundraiser will give disabled individuals the opportunity to go hunting.

The annual Whitetails Unlimited Banquet for Warren County will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Levee Street Warehouse, 1609 Levee St. No. 3509.

Proceeds from the event will go to Doris and Randy Rippy, Whitetails Unlimited chapter president Melissa Reeves said. The Rippys have a program at Bovina Baptist Church that stages an annual hunt for the disabled.

The G6:2 Outdoors program, formerly known as Hope Outdoors, will provide a two-day hunt the first weekend in December for those who are physically challenged.

“It is one amazing feeling getting to see these girls and guys that want to hunt but aren’t able to because of a disability, be able to because of such a wonderful program,” Reeves, who has served as a female guide for the past four years, said. “The hunters always have a wonderful time, and I have enjoyed having Whitetails Unlimited and G6:2 Outdoors working together to better our community.”

This is the fourth year Reeves has helped with the banquet. She said she is thankful to all those who sponsor and volunteer to make the event a success.

“We could not do it without them. I don’t think they know exactly how much they mean,” she said.

The Gumbo Pot will cater this year’s meal.

The cost of a sponsored table is $700 and includes a table of eight reserved seats with the sponsor’s name and a Savage Axis .350 Legend Rifle. Another sponsor level is available for $300, which includes a table of eight reserved seats with the sponsor’s name.

Single ticket prices are $35, $25 for a spouse, and $20 for ages 15 and younger.

A $5 charge will be added to tickets purchased at the door, Reeves said.

Advance tickets are available by calling 601-415-1081 or online at the Whitetails Unlimited web site. Volunteers are also welcome to assist with both the hunt and the banquet.

“If you would like to volunteer to help at either event, the banquet or hunt, please contact us,” Reeves said. “We are always needing help with anything, whether it is setting up for the banquet, or skinning deer at the hunt.”

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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