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Yazoo County’s Miss Hospitality Competes in Hattiesburg

Yazoo County’s Miss Hospitality 2018 Represents Yazoo at State Competition Miss D’Avia Henry-Peyton, the first Yazoo County Miss Hospitality who was chosen through an informal pageant this spring presented by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, represented Yazoo County’s hospitality industry at the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant July 15th through July 21st in Hattiesburg, Miss. D’Avia is the daughter of David and Patricia Henry-Peyton. Thirty-one young women were chosen at the local level to represent their areas this spring and began their state competition experience on July 15th, staying on campus at the University of Southern Mississippi. Together, they learned more about their state, about public speaking, about the hospitality industry and economic development, and prepared for the public portion of the state competition. The final two days of the competition took place on July 20th and 21st at the Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre in front of spectators from all

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Yazoo County CVB Recognized As One of the Best in Mississippi Tourism Industry

Mississippi Tourism Recognizes Yazoo County CVB as one of the Best and Brightest in the State’s Industry Yazoo City, Miss. (September 26, 2017) – This week, the Mississippi Tourism Association presented a host of awards to tourism entities around the state during the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Held at the Jackson Convention Complex, the awards ceremony showcased the best and brightest tourism organizations, staff members, volunteers and projects from across Mississippi. Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau received the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Year award for the $500,000 to $749,000 budget category. This is the first year that Yazoo County CVB has been eligible to compete in this category and the first CVB of the Year win since the last time the CVB was nominated in 2014.   During the award criteria period, May 1, 2016 – May 30, 2017, Yazoo County CVB helped to sponsor or

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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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