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Free Tour of Glenwood Cemetery

Antique Days Presents FREE Tour of Glenwood Cemetery Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:00 am at Glenwood Cemetery Happy October! This time of year always brings with it fall colors, cooler weather, hunting season, fun at the Yazoo County Fair, the annual Antique Days event, and many calls to our office about tours to see the Witch of Yazoo grave and Glenwood Cemetery. It’s an exciting time… but visitors are usually limited in ways they can tour Glenwood, which was voted in a poll on Huffington Post as the 2nd “Spookiest Cemetery in the US.” Tours must be scheduled in advance and are usually held with groups of 20 or more. This year, we have BIG news for all you fans of the Witch of Yazoo and of America’s 2nd spookiest cemetery, Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City! The 2017 Antique Days event on October 21 is offering a FREE tour of

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Rock n’ Roll Yazoo City Christmas Parade

Rock n’ Roll Yazoo Christmas Parade Presented by the City of Yazoo City Downtown Yazoo City Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:30 pm Enter your float, marching band, antique vehicle, etc. by completing the form below and submitting it to the Yazoo Herald or City Hall. Participation is FREE thanks to the City of Yazoo City! Deadline to enter is Monday, November 20th. Entry car signs pickup will be December 1st and 4th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Line-up begins at 5 pm from the Police Station to Jackson Avenue. Yazoo City Christmas Parade Entry Form

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Yazoo Day 2017

Yazoo Day 2017 The Yazoo Hometowners’ Club, Inc., presents Yazoo Day 2017 events and activities in Yazoo City from June 30 – July 2, 2017 Schedule of Activities Friday, June 30, 2017 11 AM-Until – Registration 5 PM – 7 PM – Hospitality 7 PM – 12 AM – Record Hop All Friday, June 30 activities will take place at the American Legion Hut Post 201 204 W 6th Street in Yazoo City, Mississippi Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the American Legion Hut Post 201 (address above) 10 AM – 11 AM – Registration 1 PM – 2 PM – National Meeting Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the L.T. Miller Community Center 930 Lamar Avenue in Yazoo City, Mississippi 7 PM – 9 PM – Dinner & Program 9 PM – 12 AM – Dance (BYOB – Cash Bar with ice, water, soda, & juice) Sunday, July 2, 2017 at

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Yazoo County Tourism News – January 2017

Yazoo County Tourism News – January 2017 Happy New Year to Yazoo County, and Happy Bicentennial Year to Mississippi! 2016 in Yazoo was one for the record books. 18 events received funding from Yazoo County CVB through our Event Sponsorship and Tourism Grant programs to take place in Yazoo County during our last fiscal year (October 2015-September 2016). Annual events like the Jerry Clower Festival, Bentonia Blues Festival, Gospel Explosion, and Antique Days were joined on our calendar by events like Picnic in the Pasture, The Moving Wall, Ole River Bass Club tournament and Yaz Summer Blast, just to name a few. And, as if that were not enough, countless other events and programs received support through our office such as receiving information about area programs, free promotional assistance through the web and social media, and event planning consultation. It was truly an incredible year! 2017 is positioned to be a

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More Yazoo County Civil War History

More Civil War History in Yazoo County, Mississippi In 2015, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau took on the task of updating and making public on the web the following information based on a large collection in the Ricks Memorial Library, assembled by John E. Ellzey, of articles by Sam Olden which were published over the years by The Yazoo Herald. This page includes the full text of the articles by Mr. Olden. Yazoo owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Olden and to Mr. Ellzey for their love of Yazoo and their dedication to helping get this information to the public. You can download the full text of these articles as well as the updated Civil War Comes to Yazoo text here. Yazoo City and County have an active historical society. The following pages contain reprints of several articles from The Yazoo Herald which were published in the

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Yazoo Day Thank You Reception

Yazoo Day Thank You Reception The Yazoo Hometowners Club – Chicago Chapter and the local Yazoo Hometowners Club will be hosting a Thank You Reception recognizing Yazooans who were honored during Yazoo Day 2015. This reception is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The reception will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016 beginning at 6PM at Mary’s Happy Medium, 123 West Broadway, Yazoo City, MS 39194.

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Bentonia Blues Festival 2016

44th Anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival Recap The 44th-anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival was well attended. The crowd came from all over the United States and from across the globe to celebrate the unique Bentonia style of blues that can still be heard at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, and on the Holmes farm on the 3rd Saturday each June. The week full of events included an album release party for Jimmy “Duck” Holmes new album, released by Blue Front Records, titled “It Is What It Is.” Musicians came from New York, Minnesota, Missouri, and New Orleans, to name a few, just to be able to perform for and jam with Yazoo’s own Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at the Blue Front Cafe. The line-up for the festival on the Holmes farm north of Bentonia was equally as impressive, with performances by Sean Ardoin + Zydekool, Ms. Pleschette, Roosevelt Roberts Jr., Bill Abel & Cadillac

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Yazoo County 10 Can’t-Miss Spots

10 Must-See Spots in Yazoo County, Mississippi Many people plan their visits to Yazoo County around our annual events. But Yazoo County is a great place to visit year-round for anyone who enjoys an off-the-beaten-path adventure, blues, architecture, shopping, ghost stories, outdoor activities including fishing and hunting, historic sites, natural wonders, or delicious food. Located just 35 miles north of the Mississippi capital of Jackson, Yazoo County is your first stop for a taste of the hospitality, culture, and unique stories that can only be found in the Mississippi Delta. Blue Front Cafe The oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in daily operation – possibly in the world – is located in the town of Bentonia in southern Yazoo County. The Blue Front Cafe was opened in 1948 by Mary and Carey Holmes and in its heyday was the spot for workers coming in from the fields for

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Yazoo County CVB Wins 2015 All Star Award

Yazoo County CVB Receives 2015 Constant Contact All Star Award Recognized for achievements using online marketing tools to drive success YAZOO COUNTY, MISS — March 30, 2016 – Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau,the official Destination Marketing Organization for Yazoo County, Mississippi, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to hundreds of thousands of small organizations worldwide. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10% of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base and drive results for their organization. Yazoo County, Mississippi, winner of a Readers’ Choice Award from Convention South Magazine in 2015, Delta’s Best Tourism award in 2014 from the Mississippi Delta Strategic Compact, 3-time winner (2012, 2013, 2014) of CVB of the Year from the Mississippi Tourism Association, and 4-time winner (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) of

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MLK Gala

The Yazoo City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents MLK Gala “Black Lives Matter, Focusing Forward Through the Dream” Sunday, January 17, 2016 7 p.m. to Midnight Army National Guard Base 2201 Gordon Avenue Yazoo City, MS 394194 Food & Drinks Provided Live Music by The House of Cards Band Tickets $30 Per Person For more information, contact Tamara Dodd at 615-473-1951   Sponsored in part by a grant from the Yazoo County CVB

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