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Yazoo Day 2018

Yazoo Day 2018 “There’s No Place Like Home” The Yazoo Hometowners Club, Inc. – Chicago Chapter – presents Yazoo Day 2017 in Yazoo City on June 29 and June 30, 2018. Yazoo Day 2018 Schedule of Activities Meet & Greet/Registration Friday, June 20, 2018 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm Mary’s Happy Medium 123 W Broadway Yazoo City Complimentary light refreshments while they last Recognition Banquet Saturday, June 30, 2018 Reception 6:00 pm Recognition Awards Dinner 7:00 pm Ticket Cost: $60 Jevonne McCoy Elementary School Cafetorium 1835 School Drive Yazoo City Semi-Formal Attire For more info contact David Rozell at 312.576.8702 or Eddie B. Hines at PO Box 2311, Chicago, ILL 60690. Sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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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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Trick or Treat Yazoo

Trick-or-Treat Yazoo Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 4 pm-6 pm Children 10 years of age or younger, in costume. Merchants will be dressed for Halloween fun! Lots of treats and family fun (and maybe a few tricks, too)! Come enjoy Halloween in Yazoo City! Sponsored by: People Who Love Yazoo Check out the list below for list of participants (Coming Soon) ALSO Adult Costume Party to follow, starting at 6 pm, at the No Smoking Smokehouse, sponsored by the Yazoo Arts Council and the No Smoking Smokehouse! The Yazoo Arts Council presents The Art of Storytelling: The Witch of Yazoo Come dressed to compete in the Costume Contest! Prizes will be awarded! For more more information on either event, call Brenda at 662-746-7676, the No Smoking Smokehouse at 662-751-8886, or Holly with the Yazoo Arts Council at 662-746-7776

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Yazoo County Fair

Yazoo County Fair Celebrating Our 90th Year! October 12 – Oct 20, 2018 The Yazoo County Fair, since 1928, celebrates its 90th Annual Event in Yazoo County in 2018! The Yazoo County Fair Association has lots of special 90th-Anniversary fun planned for their visitors this year, including Free 90-year balloons, a limited edition 90th-anniversary t-shirt that will be available for purchase, and a petting zoo! All three matinee open times during the 2018 Yazoo County Fair will include a petting zoo for even more kid-friendly fun! Known as the second-oldest county fair in Mississippi, admission price includes FREE parking and unlimited rides on all rides!  With lots of rides, fun, games, food, local art and canning exhibits, and more, the Yazoo County Fair is a great way to enjoy fall in Mississippi with the whole family. Make your plans now to attend.  We’ll see you at the fair! For more information,

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Ag Days

Ag Days Yazoo Saturday, October 19 – 20, 2018 at the Triangle Cultural Center, (the Old Main Street School) 332 North Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi Don’t miss the fun at the Preview Party on Friday, October 20th, starting at 6:00 PM at the No Smoking Smokehouse! Enjoy live music by Carl Acuff, Jr. & Band and experience a Pig Roast by Yazoo County’s “Chairmaker to the Stars” Mr. Greg Harkins! Tickets for the Preview Party are $25. Contact Phyllis Haynes at 662-590-5415 for more information. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the traditions of yesteryear. Step back in time in Yazoo City. Dayton Scoggins, a world champion chainsaw sculptor, will be at Ag Days Yazoo on Oct. 20th at the Triangle Cultural Center, 332 North Main, Yazoo City, Ms. Children of all ages love to watch him turn a wood log into a wonderful piece of art using

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Lindsey Lawn Summer Fest

14th Annual Lindsey Lawn Summer Fest Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM Free Food, Live Music, Jumbo Slide, and MORE! at Lindsey Lawn Apartments 121 Lindsey Drive Yazoo City, Mississippi Presented by the Big Brother & Big Sisters of Lindsey Lawn Sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Yaz Summer Blast

Yaz Summer Blast presented by the City of Yazoo City June 29 – July 1, 2018 Free Admission • No Glass • No Coolers • No Tents Yaz Summer Blast “Moves & Grooves” July 4th Celebration 7 PM Nightly • Fireworks Nightly Bands: Bridget Shields Henry Rhodes Mike Rob Dr. D Eddie Cotton & More! Friday, June 29 7:00 pm – Wardell Leach Park Glow Night Saturday, June 30 10:00 am – Class Reunion Parade (Download Entry Form) 7:00 pm – Downtown Yazoo City “Moves & Grooves” Sunday, July 1 7:00 pm – Downtown Yazoo City The Finale Yaz Summer Blast Moves & Grooves Scavenger Hunt Starts: Friday, June 29, at 10:00 am Ends: Sunday, July 1, at 5:00 pm The list will be posted at 128 E Jefferson Street. Must provide proof of each of 10 items required. A tented area will be set up on Main Street during Yaz

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Christmas in Yazoo

Celebrate the Holidays in Yazoo Believe it or not…the holiday season will be here before you know it, and Yazoo is hard at work preparing to celebrate! Stay tuned for a great list of events and enjoy shopping, fun time with the family, and more! Remember to shop Yazoo this holiday season for those Unique, Boutique, & Thrifty gifts for everyone on your list! Past Christmas in Yazoo Events included: Holiday Open House and Trolley Ride Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00-5:00 pm Shop Yazoo Christmas Thursday, November 19, 2015 Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 28, 2015 Christmas Characters and Pictures with Santa Sponsored by Baptist Medical Center Yazoo (tickets available beginning on November 1st) Saturday, December 12, 2015 Carols At The Courthouse and Carriage and Trolley Rides Saturday, December 12,2015 Shop Yazoo Christmas Event Thursday, December 17, 2015 Participating stores include: The Alleycat Gift Shop, Anderson’s Jewelry, Black’s Fabric

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Gospel Explosion

Gospel Explosion 2018 Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:30 pm Live Gospel Music at the New Zion Multi-Purpose Center 630 East 12th Street Yazoo City, Mississippi Tickets $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door For more information, call 662.571.2269 Featuring: Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers – Memphis, TN Rev. Andrew Cheirs & The Song Birds – Grand Junction, TN Anointed Brown Sisters – Tuscaloosa, AL Wilson Singers – Tchula, MS Kaiser Singers – Yazoo City, MS Revelation – Yazoo City, MS  Sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Panther Swamp NWR Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

6th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo hosted by Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, May 19, 2018   “Did you know kids spending time in nature: Builds Confidence, Promotes Creativity and Imagination, Teaches Responsibility, Provides Different Stimulation, Gets Kids Moving, Makes Kids Think, and Reduces Stress and Fatigue” (https://childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/)? The Panther Swamp NWR Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is designed to provide children a chance to experience the outdoors and learn about fishing. Our goal is to instill a lifelong love of the great outdoors in our young people. This event provides opportunities for families to share fun and quality time together while participating in one of our nation’s favorite pastimes. The event is open to all children age 15 and under. Admission is free, however, participants are required to register onsite between 9 AM – 11 AM. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may assist the children but

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