Something good is happening in Vicksburg

Published 12:16 pm Sunday, February 11, 2024

Last year, Vicksburg hosted its first ever Bill Dance Mississippi River Monsters Mega Bucs Pro Series Catfish Tournament. The event brought hundreds to the River City and, because of its success, organizers are bringing it back this year.

On Thursday, I had the opportunity to meet George Young, who is the founder and director of the tournament. He and Alex
Nagy, who is the special projects manager of SeaArk Boats, were both in town meeting up with locals about the tournament that
is scheduled for sometime in July or August, Young said.

I had done a phone interview with Young last year, so it was nice to put a face with a voice.

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Both men were very complimentary of Vicksburg and went on and on about how our convention center had been a great location for the anglers when it was time to weigh their catch. Please, whoever was behind the design of our convention center, pat yourself on the back, job well done. Because, unlike other venues, the Vicksburg Convention Center had the capacity to keep spectators and tournament participants shaded during that phase of the competition.

In addition to attracting anglers for the tournament, the men said they are hoping to get the community excited about the event. And in the coming weeks and months The Post will be giving out more details about it.

With the return of the fishing tournament, I am beginning to see a pattern here in Vicksburg.

Just a few weeks ago, the Beautiful Table Settings event came to town and those who participated raved about Vicksburg and all it had to offer. So much so, BTS will be returning to the River City next year.

Something is happening in Vicksburg and it’s something good.

Many of us already know that Vicksburg is a hidden gem. We are located along the Mighty Mississippi. A major highway corridor runs right through the middle of us, we have a National Military Park and are in the process of adding a second port.

And those are just the biggies. Throw in that we have a blooming downtown, cruise ship dockings that bring in folks from all over the world, interesting museums, three art galleries, two active theatre groups, and a partridge in a pear tree.

OK — maybe not a partridge in a pear tree, but Vicksburg does have a lot to be proud of.

We should also feel thankful — thankful for the leaders who have the vision to help us unearth all that makes Vicksburg special.

Terri Cowart Frazier writes features for The Vicksburg Post. She can be reached at terri.frazier@vicksgurgpost.com.

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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