Barfield elected to Mississippi Main Street Board

Published 8:41 am Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Vicksburg’s own has been elected to serve on the Mississippi Main Street Board of Directors.

Kelle Barfield, owner of Lorelei Books in downtown Vicksburg, was included on the slate of new directors for the Mississippi Main Street state board, which was approved at the association’s annual meeting on June 16.

“It’s such an honor to be elected to the board of directors for Main Street programs across Mississippi,” Barfield said. “It’s vital for Vicksburg to be a leader among the other 47 Main Street programs. I also look forward to hearing ideas and seeing best practices from these other communities. Main Street programs focus on design and promotion of downtowns and their businesses but also work to support organizations and economic vitality of an area, all of which are important to me.”

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Vicksburg Main Street Executive Director Kim Hopkins said Barfield’s involvement at the state level will be an asset to our community.

“We are so pleased to have Kelle representing Main Streets on the state level,” Hopkins said. “Her experience as a merchant, building owner, and a public relations professional will be a huge asset for all of our members. I personally am so pleased to have one of Vicksburg’s own as part of our state leadership.”

“The Mississippi Main Street Board is launching a strategic planning process this summer, so the timing was especially ideal for me to get involved,” Barfield said.

About Catherine Hadaway

Catherine Hadaway, as The Vicksburg Post’s publisher, oversees the business operations of the newspaper. She is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Business and Religion. She is a Director of Boone Newspapers, Inc., the family company that owns The Post. Catherine comes from a long line of newspaper publishers, starting with her grandfather, Buford Boone, who served as publisher of The Tuscaloosa News and earned journalism's highest honor when he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his editorial titled "What a Price for Peace." Catherine is a member of The Rotary Club of Vicksburg, Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, The Heritage Guild, The Sampler Antique Club and The Vicksburg Warren County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee.

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