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Yearly archive for 2014

Christmas Carriage and Trolley Rides

Tuesday, December 23, from 5PM to 8PM starting at the No Smoking Smokehouse – Take a Carriage or Trolley ride through downtown Yazoo to enjoy the Christmas lights. Enjoy hot chocolate or hot apple cider, or cookies & milk while you wait. All ages are welcome! The fee to ride the Trolley or the Carriage is only $2.00 (Two Dollars), so bring the whole family! AND the young ones (and those young at heart) will be thrilled to know that Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be on hand! Photos with Mickey and Minnie will be $5. Don’t miss this special evening of Christmas fun in historic downtown Yazoo City! This event is sponsored by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce, Paul and JoAnn Adams, Taggart Electric, and other Local Business Owners.

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Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Passport Cancellations

National Parks Passport Cancellations Now Available in Yazoo County The National Parks Service’s Passport program has expanded to include the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, an area which encompasses 18 counties in Mississippi and was designated by Congress in 2009. You can obtain a Passport by visiting www.eparks.com. According to the eparks.com website: Spaces in each region are designated for you to collect rubber stamp cancellations at each national park site you visit. The cancellations, similar to those received in an international passport, record the name of the park and the date you visited. Even bigger news: The Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau is now an official Cancellation Station! Bring your National Parks Passport in today! Yazoo County CVB 110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Ste S Yazoo City, MS 39194

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KDH Disney Christmas Event

Name: KDH Disney Christmas Event with Mickey Mouse, Friends, and Princesses Date: December 6, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST Event Description: King’s Daughters Hospital request your presence to join in a magical morning with food and fun with Disney Characters from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Disney Princesses! Tickets are $12 per child and are available at Rose’s Downtown Bakery, Downtown Marketplace, Kings Daughters Hospital, the Yazoo Herald, the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce during normal business hours. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. ( No ticket needed for the adult) Tickets include a child’s meal, meeting the character, and a chance for the parents to take a picture of their children with the characters. Location: Triangle Cultural Center 332 North Main Street Yazoo City, MS 39194 Date/Time Information: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Breakfast Tickets 8:30 a.m. Lunch Tickets 11:30 a.m. Fees/Admission:

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CVB Honors 2014

Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo) presents the 2014 CVB Honors Awards! Thursday, November 2o Reception 6:00 PM Awards Presentation 6:30 PM “Tourism Pops” Honoring the best and brightest in Yazoo County tourism in 2014! We had such a great time honoring the best and brightest in Yazoo County’s tourism industry! Thanks to everyone who came to support this event, and to all who support tourism in Yazoo. To view photos from the event, please check out the album on the Visit Yazoo page on Facebook. Link:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152819832282226.1073741838.62136002225&type=3 We want to say a SPECIAL thanks to all the Yazoo County, Mississippi, businesses who donated prizes for the big “Tourism Pops” Giveaway! Their generosity made this event so special! Check out the list of donors and prizes below: CVB Honors 2014 Prize Donation List: Free Glenwood Cemetery Tour for up to 10 People Donated by Charlie Carlisle and Vay McGraw

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Delta’s Best Tourism

Yazoo Brings Home Two Delta Best Awards October 24, 2014 – Yazoo City, MS – Today, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo), and local business people Paul and JoAnn Adams, were each honored with an award from the Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact in Greenwood at Mississippi Valley State University for “Delta Best Tourism” 2014, in recognition of their “outstanding contributions for the betterment of the Mississippi Delta.” The Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact presented their 2014 Delta Best Awards today in the areas of Tourism, Education, Economic Development, and Healthcare at the 4th Annual Future of the Mississippi Delta Conference. Paul and JoAnn Adams are Yazoo-area business owners who, among their other ventures, own and operate the Main Street Hotel, The No Smoking Smokehouse, and Main Street Market – all in downtown Yazoo City. Thanks in part to their hard work in restoring many of Main Street’s historic buildings and

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What is there to do in Yazoo this weekend?

What is there to do in Yazoo this weekend? Answer: TONS of family-friendly, exciting, educational, and entertaining things!  Check out our list of activities below, and come see us in Yazoo County, Mississippi. We’re colorful, authentic, and unique… just like YOU!   Antique Days 2014 When: Saturday, October 25, from 8am to 5pm Where: at the Triangle Cultural Center on historic Main Street in Yazoo City (Click Here for a Google Map of the location) What: Celebrate authentic and traditional American ingenuity and take a look back at how much things have changed. Admission: FREE ALL DAY! FREE balloons and pumpkin painting for the kids FREE live entertainment FREE blacksmithing demonstrations FREE entry into a prize drawing, and more! Watch the bee hive display to see how bees make honey, check out the HUGE selection of Arts & Crafts vendors, get a taste of AND compete in the Kibbee Cookoff

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What does Yazoo taste like?

“Taste of Yazoo” Fundraiser was a Huge Success October 22, 2014 – Yazoo City, Miss. – The “Taste of Yazoo” fundraiser, coordinated by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo), was a raging success. Nearly $800 was raised by the event to support the Chamber’s S.O.S. “Save Our Santa” Christmas decorations fundraising campaign. Patrons bought wristbands at a price of $15 each to become a V.I.P. on October 21 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, earning them food samples from many of Yazoo County’s restaurants, access to exclusive sales at many Yazoo County retail locations, and the opportunity to win prizes in the form of two $250 Yazoo Gift Certificates. Yazoo City residents Bob and Linda Coker took the opportunity to enjoy the evening out shopping, eating, and socializing. “The food was awesome all over town. You can’t beat the food and

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Yazoo County Brings Home Two Awards from State Conference

It’s a Three-Peat! Yazoo County CVB Wins 2014 CVB of the Year! MISSISSIPPI TOURISM RECOGNIZES BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN THE STATE’S INDUSTRY Yazoo County, Miss. (October 3, 2014) – This week, the Mississippi Tourism Association, in cooperation with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division, presented a host of awards to tourism entities around the state during the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Yazoo County, Mississippi, again brought home two awards. Yazoo County CVB earned the CVB of the Year award for the 3rd consecutive year, and the Blue Front Cafe, owned and operated by local blues man Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, was recognized with the Tourism Achievement Award. The CVB of the Year is recognized for outstanding efforts in promoting tourism in their area through events and activities that generate visitors. They are willing to work with surrounding tourism endeavors that not only promote their own but also other partners. Alongside

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Find Out What’s New in Yazoo

Shop Yazoo County

FIND OUT WHAT IS NEW IN YAZOO After-Hours Shopping Event in Yazoo County, Mississippi Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Beat the big-city crowds, and find one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to delight you. This Shop Yazoo event, August 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, offers a preview of the newest merchandise for Fall! Win up to $250 in “Yazoo Bucks” in the Shop Crawl!! Download your Shop Crawl Gamepiece Here! Participating stores: Anderson’s Jewelry Black and White Dept. Store Bow Ties and Tutus Downtown Marketplace Ferguson’s Furniture Good Hope General Merchandise Rose’s Downtown Bakery Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop. too!   Sponsored by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce

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Revive Yazoo

Don’t miss Revive Yazoo Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11 at 7:00pm Featuring: Bishop Edward Duku of Butterworth, South Africa and Evangelist George Kumning of Istanbul, Turkey at the McCoy Elementary Cafetorium located behind Yazoo City High School 1835 School Drive • Yazoo City, MS 39194 For more info or to VOLUNTEER call: 662.746.5082 or 662.528.1347 Sponsored by: Yazoo Ministerial Association & Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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