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Monthly archive for March 2018

Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?

The Yazoo Arts Council presents John Maxwell in “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” When: Friday, May 4, 2018 Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 323 N Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi Time: 6 pm reception | 7 pm performance Tickets: Available now in Yazoo City at Good Hope General Merchandise, Bank of Yazoo (Main Street branch), and Webb’s Pharmacy Price: General Admission $15 each Audiences in Yazoo City will have a unique opportunity to meet one of America’s greatest writers on Friday, May 4th, at 6:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. John Maxwell’s internationally acclaimed one-man play on the life of the Nobel Prize-winning author, William Faulkner, will be presented by the newly revived Yazoo Arts Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the arts throughout Yazoo County, Mississippi. Maxwell has been presenting his highly engaging, entertaining, provocative and moving performance of America’s most decorated novelist for twenty-five years. He

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Soul Damage the Stage Play

Soul Damage the Stage Play by Maximus Wright When: Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 3:00 PM Where: Yazoo City Community Complex (Boys & Girls Club building), 516 E Canal Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi Tickets: VIP tickets are $35 (SOLD OUT); General Admission tickets are $20, available for purchase by calling 601-678-6733 OR online at http://www.pho3nixrisingentertainment.com/sd-stage-play-tickets/  Tickets will also be available at the door on a first-come-first-served basis. This is the stage play based on the upcoming movie and the book Soul Damage by Maximus Wright. About Maximus Wright Maximus Wright is a proud Yazoo City, Mississippi native, and father of four, Jaime, Jeremiah, Zacharius, and Jordan. Maximus Wright is a 1997 graduate of Tougaloo College where he majored in Philosophy and Religion with an emphasis in English. Maximus has been mentored by “Mamie Brown’s Baby Boy,” Les Brown, as a motivational speaker and has traveled the country speaking and conducting seminars. In

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Fletcher Cox Hometown Hero Celebration

Fletcher Cox Hometown Hero Parade & Celebration When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 Where: Parade from Grand Avenue at 8th Street in Yazoo City heading north to the Yazoo County Fairgrounds Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fletcher Cox is the latest Mississippian to win a Super Bowl ring. He was a standout athlete at Yazoo City High School who played football, basketball, and ran track. Cox was recruited to play football for Mississippi State University in 2009 and was drafted 12th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft. In his first Super Bowl appearance, Cox anchored the defensive line as the Eagles earned their first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history at Super Bowl LII. Cox is the first Yazooan to win a Super Bowl since Willie Brown won with the Oakland Raiders in 1976 at Super Bowl XI. Since becoming an Eagle in 2012, Cox has

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17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Presented by The Yazoo Herald and Yazoo Parks & Recreation When: Friday, March 30, 2018, 10 am to 12 Noon Where: Wardell Leach Recreational Complex, 500 W 15th Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi What: Easter Egg Hunt including visits from the Easter Bunny, Music, and Food Vendors For: Children ages 1-12 accompanied by an adult Details: The Yazoo Herald and Yazoo Parks & Recreation present the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 30, 2018, from 10 am to Noon at the Wardell Leach Recreational Complex on 15th Street in Yazoo City, Mississippi. There will be music, food vendors with food for sale. The Easter Bunny will be joining us to meet all the boys & girls who participate in the egg hunt so be sure to bring your camera! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children will be divided into 4 age-appropriate groups: Walking

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Yazoo County Miss Hospitality Tea Competition

Yazoo County Miss Hospitality Tea Competition The first ever Local Tea Pageant hosted by Yazoo County CVB will be held at the office of the CVB on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2 pm. A local winner will be crowned. Please see the information below for details and requirements. Applications are due by Friday, March 30, 2018. The Yazoo County Miss Hospitality Tea Pageant identifies, honors and utilizes young ladies between the ages of 18 and 24 for the purpose of serving as the County’s goodwill ambassador to promote the travel and tourism industry and economic development. The winner will receive a Five-Hundred Dollar scholarship from Yazoo County CVB in addition to representing Yazoo County and competing for more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes in the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant in July. Please click HERE to download the 2018-19 Application Tea Pageant Format Judges Panel Interview (each contestant individually)

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