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The City of Yazoo City presents

Summer Blast

July 3 – July 4, 2015

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Cool Jams on a Hot Night
Friday, July 3rd, 7:00pm
Wardell Leach Recreation Complex
500 W 15th Street, Yazoo City
The Melodic Sounds of
Henry Rhodes & the Mo Money Band
Sensational Pop Band “Chill”
DJ “Lock Em’ Down”

Class Reunion Parade
Saturday, July 4th, 10:30am
Main Street, Yazoo City
Floats, Cars & Memories
Reunite with Classes
from 1944-2015
Download Registration Form to Participate

Summer Sparks
Saturday, July 4th, 7:00pm
Wardell Leach Recreation Complex
Enjoy the slow burn with DJ Hook
House of Cards Band

Fireworks Show
Saturday, July 4th
During the Summer Sparks Concert
An event you don’t want to miss!

Various vendors will be on site at each event, so be prepared for food, fun, drinks, and sweet treats! This is a weekend that no one will want to miss.
Come out, enjoy and prepare to have a SUMMER BLAST!

No Glass, Coolers, or Tents Allowed. Bring your own Lawn Chairs.

For information, contact Johnese Clark or Olivia McCoy at 662-746-3211

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Sponsored by:
CF Industries
Public Service Commission of Yazoo City
Action Properties
Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Yazoo City
The Yazoo Herald
Bank Plus
Citgo
SouthGroup Insurance
Mutual Credit Union
Main Street Market
Bank of Yazoo
and
WBYP-FM/Power 107, Colonial, Sunbelt Fire, Williams Clark Morrison, Garrett Enterprises, O’Reilly Evans PLLC, AA Calibrations, Beulah Land Church, King Solomon Church, Lady Achievers, Orbit Discount, Tom’s on Main, Simmons Tire, Scentual Attractionz, Dixie Lane Specialties, Baptist Health Systems, Black & White Dept. Store, CMC Barbershop, Rose’s Bakery & Tea Room, Yazoo Tax & Accounting

Free Blues and BBQ at the Blue Front Cafe

Blues & BBQ at Unwind After 5 at the Blue Front Cafe

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Deebs Blues seen here performing at the 2014 Unwind After 5 on the evening before the 2014 Bentonia Blues Festival. Join us for a great time!

The Bentonia Blues Festival related events kicked off early this year. The live music, food and more inside the Blue Front Cafe started Sunday night, June 14th, and has been going strong ever night since. In keeping with our tradition, the Yazoo County CVB is sponsoring tonight’s Blues and BBQ event, or what we like to call “Unwind After 5” at the Blue Front Cafe.

The evening will feature live music by Deeb’s Blues of Canton, Mississippi, as well as others who will join in and jam along in the oldest juke joint still in daily operation in the state of Mississippi. Our sponsored free BBQ will start at 6pm and will last until it’s gone. Get there early!

Of course, the free live blues will continue through the night leading up to tomorrow’s festival. Many have asked about a schedule of performances for the 2015 Bentonia Blues Festival. While most festivals certainly operate under strict scheduling, we hope that everyone will embrace the Bentonia Blues Festival as the authentic, down-home, country-style blues event that it is. The list of performers is below. The live music will start at 9am with live gospel, and the blues kicks off by 10 or 11 am (that’s how the Blue Front Cafe and the Bentonia Blues Festival rolls, y’all). *smile*

List of performers, in no particular order, for Saturday, June 20, at the 2015 Bentonia Blues Festival in downtown Bentonia, MS, at the Blue Front Cafe:

Leo “Bud” Welch
L.C. Ulmer
Roosevelt Roberts, Jr.
David Raye
Miss Plashette
The Blues Doctors
Chris Bradshaw
Smooth Funk
Bill Abel
McKinney Williams
Deebs Blues
19th Street Red
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

We’ll see y’all in Bentonia!

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The Moving Wall

The Moving Wall Comes to Yazoo!

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The Moving Wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day from October 29 to November 2, 2015.

Location:
Intersection of Hwy 49 and SR 149 in Yazoo City
1490 E Broadway
Yazoo City, MS 39194

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THE MOVING WALL

“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of the “The Wall.” He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.

John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler Texas in October 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.

Official Website of The Moving Wall in Yazoo

Get Involved! Donate or Volunteer!

SCHEDULE OF CEREMONIES

We are still in the preliminary stages of planning the ceremonies. Yazoo County is preparing to open its doors to the thousands of veterans and citizens that will make their way to Yazoo October 29 through November 2, 2015 to see the memorial.

We will have shuttles running from designated parking places (TBA). Ceremonies are not firmed but we have included a sample of what to expect.

Opening Ceremony
Hosted by The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: TBD
1490 E. Broadway Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194

Remembrance/Candle Light Vigil Ceremony
Hosted by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: TBD
1490 E. Broadway Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194
Sponsored by:
The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Foundation
Yazoo County Salutes the Troops Committee
Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce
Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo)

 

 

Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

3rd Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

May 16, 2015

1-Acre Stocked Pond • Fishing Poles & Bait Provided
BB Shoot • Bow Shoot • Prizes • Lunch Provided
5 Fish Limit • Refuge Permit Exempt

Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex
12595 MS Hwy 149
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662-836-3004
www.facebook.com/TRComplex

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Bring the family to spend a day outdoors together, learn a time-honored pastime, and tune in to the natural world around you as you share the thrill of the catch.

Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be provided. The pond will be stocked. Youngsters can also take part in BB and Bow Shoot activities.

Last year, The Kid’s Fishing Rodeo was a super success! Over 300 Children and Adults experienced nature at its best. Children caught catfish and had the option to take home their “catch”. A picnic style lunch was provided to everyone. Each child was then presented a fishing rod or tackle box in hopes to encourage then to “Get Outside”.

We want to do it again! We are planning another great day outside at Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. On May 16, 2015, we want to provide the opportunity for children of all ages to fish in the headquarters pond. This is a one-acre pond that we will stock with catfish prior to the event. Children will be provided with poles and bait in hopes that they will experience the thrill of catching fish. Lunch will be provided to everyone. Each child will have the opportunity to take home their “catch” and a prize.

Donations can be made to MS Lower Delta Partnership for the “Kid’s Fishing Rodeo, May 16, 2015.”

We welcome all volunteers and support.

Dove Barnes
Visitor Services

 

Men’s Super Conference 2015 Brings Over 700 Men and Boys to Yazoo City

Men’s Super Conference 2015

The Mississippi Baptist Laymen’s Movement Auxillary of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention presented the Men’s Super Conference 2015 in Yazoo City, Mississippi on Saturday, March 28th with an attendance of over 700!

The event, which included interactive classes for boys and men, a Bible Bowl, Sword Drill and Youth Seminar, took place at the McCoy Elementary School in Yazoo City. We are so grateful to the organizers of this event for choosing Yazoo County, Mississippi, to hold this tremendous event.

For more information, please visit www.gmbsc.org

Sponsored in part by Yazoo County CVB through the Event Sponsorship Program

Screening of “Yazoo Revisted: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town” by David Rae Morris

Screening of “Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town” in Yazoo City

Watertower in Yazoo City, Mississippi April 16, 2011.David Rae Morris will show his documentary film “Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town” in the auditorium of the Triangle Cultural Center in Yazoo City Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th, 2015, at  12 noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm.

DETAILS: Screening of “Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town”
Date: Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th, 2015, at 12 noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Admission: $5
Where: Triangle Cultural Center, 332 North Main Street, Yazoo City, 39194

“Yazoo Revisited” was the winner of “Most Tranformative Film” at the 2015 Crossroads Film Festival.

More about the film:

“Yazoo Revisited” examines the history of race relations and the 1970 integration of the public schools in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the hometown of the late author Willie Morris, the filmmaker’s father. Unlike many districts, where white families fled the public schools for newly formed private academies, the integration of the public schools in Yazoo City were considered by many to be a model of success for many years.

The elder Morris graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1952, and attended the University of Texas. After a Rhodes Scholarship he ended up in New York City and in 1967 was named the youngest editor-in-chief of Harpers. He wrote extensively about growing up as a young white man in Mississippi in the 1940s and 1950s. His 1967 memoir, North Toward Home, as well as his 1971 book, Yazoo: Integration in a Deep Southern Town, based on his coverage of the desegregation of the schools in his hometown, are both still in print. He went on to write The Courting of Marcus Dupree (1983), New York Days (1993), and My Dog Skip (1995).

David Rae Morris is a photographer and filmmaker based in New Orleans and Athens, Ohio. His photographs are in many private and public collections. His first film, “Drawing on a Dream,” (with Susan Liles) won third place at the 2013 Elgin, Illinois Short Film Festival. His second film, “Integrating Ole Miss: James Meredith and Beyond,” was shown on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and won a Telly Award and a Special Recognition Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council.

Delta Jewels Community Gathering

Award-winning photographer and photo editor Alysia Burton Steele will be in Yazoo City on Thursday, April 30, 2015, for a presentation of her book Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom from 5 pm to 7 pm.

A Delta Jewels Community Gathering in Yazoo City

Presentation includes:
Book reading & signing
Q&A period
Meet & greet church elders from the book
Audio presentation
Refreshments

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For more information, contact KK Hill at the Triangle Cultural Center – 662-746-2273

Ms. Steele is the author of the forthcoming book, Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, which is a collection of photographs of and oral histories about African American church mothers from the Mississippi Delta. The book is scheduled for international release on April 7. For more information, visit http://www.alysiaburton.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/deltajewelswisdom.

 

Yazoo Day 2015

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Make your plans now to attend the 2015

Yazoo Day

July 3 – 5, 2015
Yazoo Hometowners Club Reunion
Presented by the Yazoo Hometowners Club – Chicago Chapter

Please visit the Yazoo Day 2015 group page on Facebook

Order your ticket online: http://yazooday2015banquet.subscribemenow.com
OR
Purchase in Person:
(See Juanita Lear, Sheila Trimm, or any Yazoo Hometowners Club Member for details)
Tickets are selling – Secure your spot today!

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MEET & GREET/REGISTRATION
Friday, July 3, 2015
3:00PM – 12:00AM
Primo Special Event Center
738 E 12th street
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Complimentary Light Refreshments “While They Last”

RECOGNITION BANQUET
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Reception 6:00 PM
Banquet / Recognition Awards Dinner 7:00 PM
Ticket Cost: $50.00
Yvonne McCoy Elementary School Cafetoria
1835 School Drive
Yazoo City, MS
**WHITE ATTIRE OPTIONAL**

FAREWELL GATHERING & PICNIC
Sunday, July 5, 2015
3:00 PM
New Zion Multi-Purpose Center
630 East 12th Street
Yazoo City, MS
Complimentary Light Refreshments “While They Last”

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact: David M. Rozell (312)576-­‐8702 • Eddie B. Hines -­ PO BOX 2311 – Chicago,  IL 60690

This event is sponsored in part by the Yazoo County CVB

Yazoo County Area Job Fair

Looking for a JOB?

Make your plans now to attend the 13th Annual

Yazoo County Area Job Fair

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9am – 2pm
at the
National Guard Armory
2201 Gordon Avenue
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194

This event is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.

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Meet Miss Mississippi

All girls up to 12th grade are welcome to

Meet Miss Mississippi

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Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray

Friday, March 27th
4pm to 5pm – Tea Party with Miss Mississippi
Girls up to 6th Grade FREE
Must RSVP In Office or Online at
www.fbcyazoo.org

Saturday, March 28th
9am to 10:15pm Breakfast with Miss Mississippi
All girls 7th Grade through 12th Grade FREE
Must RSVP in the Office or Online at
www.fbcyazoo.org

In-Office Registration available at
First Baptist Church in Yazoo City
328 Grand Avenue
662-746-2471

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