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Yazoo City July 4th Celebration

The City of Yazoo City presents three events celebrating Yazoo and the July 4th holiday!

4th of July Class Reunion Parade Flyer 4Friday, July 3, 2015

Motown Oldies Concert
Featuring Henry Rhodes and the Mo Money Band
at 8 pm on the grounds of the Triangle Cultural Center in downtown Yazoo City

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Class Reunion Parade
Time: TBA
Classes from 1940 to 2015 from all Yazoo County Schools may participate (submit entry form on left to kwilliams@yazoocityms.us or by fax to 662-746-6506).
Parade will travel through downtown Yazoo City on historic Main Street!

Light Up the Night Fireworks Show
Time: TBA
House of Cards Band and DJ Hook
at the Wardell Leach Recreational Complex

 

Events sponsored by the City of Yazoo City, the Yazoo County CVB, and other local businesses and organizations. For more information or questions regarding the parade line-up, please call the City of Yazoo City at 662-746-3211.

 

Be sure to also check out the great events scheduled for July 3 – 5 during Yazoo Day 2015!

The Moving Wall

The Moving Wall Comes to Yazoo City!

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Don’t miss this amazing event in Yazoo City on October 29 through November 2, 2015.

“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 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 of 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.

Make your plans now. Hotel rooms are sure to be in short supply during this event. More details will be announced as they become available.  For additional information, contact the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce at 662-746-1273.

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 Monday, April 13, 2015, at  11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

“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.

DETAILS: Screening of “Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town”
Date: Monday, April 13th, 2015. Time: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Where: Triangle Cultural Center, 332 North Main Street, Yazoo City, 39194
Admission: The program is free and open to the public, but donations of $1-$5 are requested.
Contact: David Rae Morris, drmorris@igc.org, 504-388-4791

“Yazoo Revisited” will also be shown as part of the Crossroads Film Festival in Madison, MS. On Saturday, April 11th. Please check the festival schedule for more details and screening times: http://www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com

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

Delta Jewels Posterfinal YAZOO

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

Yazoo Day 2015 art

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

Redeeming Grace Women’s Conference

Don’t miss the

Redeeming Grace Women’s Conference

Womens Conference1

2 Corinthians 12:9
Reflecting His Glory

at the First Baptist Church in Yazoo City

March 27th at 6:30pm
and
March 28th from 9am – 12pm

Speaking by True Vine Ministry’s
Andrea Lennon

Worship by Miss Mississippi
Jasmine Murray

Tickets are $25
Register online at
www.fbcyazoo.org
or
At the FBC Office
328 Grand Ave
Yazoo City, Mississippi
662-746-2471

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