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What does Yazoo taste like?

“Taste of Yazoo” Fundraiser was a Huge Success October 22, 2014 – Yazoo City, Miss. – The “Taste of Yazoo” fundraiser, coordinated by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Yazoo), was a raging success. Nearly $800 was raised by the event to support the Chamber’s S.O.S. “Save Our Santa” Christmas decorations fundraising campaign. Patrons bought wristbands at a price of $15 each to become a V.I.P. on October 21 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, earning them food samples from many of Yazoo County’s restaurants, access to exclusive sales at many Yazoo County retail locations, and the opportunity to win prizes in the form of two $250 Yazoo Gift Certificates. Yazoo City residents Bob and Linda Coker took the opportunity to enjoy the evening out shopping, eating, and socializing. “The food was awesome all over town. You can’t beat the food and

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Yazoo County Brings Home Two Awards from State Conference

It’s a Three-Peat! Yazoo County CVB Wins 2014 CVB of the Year! MISSISSIPPI TOURISM RECOGNIZES BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN THE STATE’S INDUSTRY Yazoo County, Miss. (October 3, 2014) – This week, the Mississippi Tourism Association, in cooperation with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division, presented a host of awards to tourism entities around the state during the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Yazoo County, Mississippi, again brought home two awards. Yazoo County CVB earned the CVB of the Year award for the 3rd consecutive year, and the Blue Front Cafe, owned and operated by local blues man Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, was recognized with the Tourism Achievement Award. The CVB of the Year is recognized for outstanding efforts in promoting tourism in their area through events and activities that generate visitors. They are willing to work with surrounding tourism endeavors that not only promote their own but also other partners. Alongside

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Find Out What’s New in Yazoo

Shop Yazoo County

FIND OUT WHAT IS NEW IN YAZOO After-Hours Shopping Event in Yazoo County, Mississippi Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Beat the big-city crowds, and find one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to delight you. This Shop Yazoo event, August 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, offers a preview of the newest merchandise for Fall! Win up to $250 in “Yazoo Bucks” in the Shop Crawl!! Download your Shop Crawl Gamepiece Here! Participating stores: Anderson’s Jewelry Black and White Dept. Store Bow Ties and Tutus Downtown Marketplace Ferguson’s Furniture Good Hope General Merchandise Rose’s Downtown Bakery Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop. too!   Sponsored by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce

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Revive Yazoo

Revive Yazoo Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm each day Featuring: Bishop Edward Duku Butterworth, South Africa Mr. Rickey Musgrove Edmond, OK Robby Dawkins Aurora, IL Dr. Robert & Pam Armstrong Springfield, IL at the McCoy Elementary Cafetorium located behind Yazoo City High School 1835 School Drive • Yazoo City, MS 39194 For more info or to VOLUNTEER call: 662.746.5082 or 662.528.1347 Sponsored by: Yazoo Ministerial Association & Fellowship of Christian Athletes Revive Yazoo is sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Kids Fun Day Festival

Dream Catchers, Inc., presents Kids Fun Day Festival Saturday, July 4, 2014 10am – Until at the Wardell Leach Recreational Complex 500 W. 15th Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194 Featuring Basketball, Talent Show, Space Jumps, Jump Rope/Double Dutch, Dunking Booth, Face Painting, Sack Races, Volleyball, Refreshments and MUCH more! For more information, call 601.622.8525  

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Murder in the Key of Motown

Murder in the Key of Motown Dinner and an interactive show in downtown Yazoo City! Put on your platforms. Bring your legwarmers and sing along with Jack Russell and the Terriers as they attempt to perform Top 40 hits in the style of artists from Motown to the totally awesome 80s. JR (Tommy Kobeck) and his band members, Gabe Marvin (Walt Herrington) , Patti Vandell (Wendie Shepard), Delia Ross (Alahna Stewart) and Rhetta James (Becky Martin), are guaranteed to hit a few high notes when they quarrel over who gets the spotlight and who gets the girl. The backup singers get vocal after the audience chooses the winner of the Sing Off. Any hope of harmony is dashed when the show turns into a very limited engagement for one band member. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at one of the best sites on the historic Blues Trail, the beautifully renovated, The

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Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day

Holly Bluff Friends and Family Day Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 (the Sunday before Labor Day) 9 am to 9 pm Miller’s Place in Holly Bluff, Mississippi The 9th Annual Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day is presented by Wyatt House Entertainment This family-friendly event includes: Free Food Live Performances Popcorn Snow Cones Jump Rope Contest Hula Hoop Contest Arts & Crafts Horse Rides and many more activities! Face Painting by: Emily Schmidt Special Appearance by: Magicland Characters For more information, call Michael Wyatt at 214.680.7753 Not only are we having fun, but we are having fun with a purpose. Bring your family and friends to Holly Bluff!

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A Word from Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s New Executive Director

It is with great honor that I introduce myself to you, the Travelers, Tourists, and Fans of Yazoo County, Mississippi, as the new Executive Director of the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau. As my home, Yazoo County is near and dear to my heart. As a 16-year tourism professional in Yazoo County, I am excited to get the chance to lead our tourism efforts to highlight Yazoo County. I have so many new ideas and plans for our tourism office, and I am looking forward to putting those ideas to work for our tourism partners and our community. I know and love this community with all my heart, and I believe in our tourism businesses and attractions. I hope you are ready to take this journey with me.   Sincerely, Shanitra Finley Executive Director Yazoo County CVB Contact Us 800-381-0662

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Civil Rights Jubilee

Oak Grove AME Church hosts Civil Rights Jubilee Saturday, June 21, 2014 10am to 2pm Hwy 16 W, Benton, Mississippi 39039 Celebrating 50 years since the signing of the Landmark Legislation Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and commemorating the Meredith March of Freedom Summer 1966! For more information, contact Mildred Brown at 662.673.9007 or 662.571.0005    

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Big Mound Road Community Day

6th Annual Big Mound Road Community Day Where: Owens Drive, Bentonia, MS 39040 When: Sunday, May 27, 2018, Noon-Until What: Food, Drinks, Waterslide, Space jump, DJ For more information: Lena Jones 662-571-6401, Dorothy Houge 662-571-7609, Casey Burrell 601-842-5507, or Alma Harrington 662-571-3118. Sponsored in part by an Event Sponsorship from the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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