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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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Yazoo County’s Blue Front Cafe and Glenwood Cemetery Make Top 40 List of Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta!

Two Yazoo County attractions included in the recently published “Top 40 Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta” The Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, opened in 1948, making it the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in operation. The site draws thousands of blues fans from all over the world each year to the tiny town of Bentonia to hear the ‘real-deal blues’ from owner and operator Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, the last of the Bentonia blues men. Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery, a favorite stop for visitors to the area of all ages, includes the grave of the infamous “Witch of Yazoo,” as well as a mass Confederate grave. The Cemetery took home the title of runner-up in a 2012 poll on HuffPost Travel of the “Spookiest Cemetery in the US.” Perhaps most significant, Glenwood is the final resting place of the famed Mississippi author whose tales of

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Business Development Workshops

Sign up now for the Spring 2016 series of Business Development Workshops starting March 24 in Yazoo City Presented by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Northwest Mississippi Contact Procurement Center, and Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), this workshop series is designed to teach businesses, particularly small and/or new businesses, the practices needed to improve operations and increase capacity. The program is open to any new or existing business. Each participating company must enroll, or already be enrolled, in the Mississippi Contract Procurement Network system. A representative must attend all sessions in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE PROGRAM. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, or for more information, visit www.mscpc.com and click on events for March 24, 2016. You may also call the Mississippi Development Authority, Minority and Small Business Development Division, at 601.359.6678, or Dr. Robert Green of the Community Economic Development Strategy

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Ole River Bass Club Wolf Lake Fishing Tournament

Bass Fishing Tournament Ole River Bass Club of Jackson, MS, is hosting a Bass Fishing Tournament in Yazoo County at Wolf Lake -Saturday, April 22, 2017! Bass Fishing Tournament Saturday, April 22, 2017 Wolf Lake, Yazoo MS First Daylight Start 2:00 pm Weigh In Entry Fee: $80 (per boat) ***Payout funds are derived from 80% of Total Entry fees not including Big Fish Pot funds*** Big Fish Pot (Optional): $20 (per boat) ***Both participants must be eligible (100% payout) *** For More Information or to get a registration form contact: Ole River Bass Club Website: www.oleriverbassclub.com Call: Ahmod Johnson, Tournament Director 601-951-7233 or download the Rules and Registration Form at the link below: Tournament Rules and Registration Form This event is sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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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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Christmas in Yazoo

Celebrate the Holidays in Yazoo Believe it or not…the holiday season will be here before you know it, and Yazoo is hard at work preparing to celebrate! Stay tuned for a great list of events and enjoy shopping, fun time with the family, and more! Remember to shop Yazoo this holiday season for those Unique, Boutique, & Thrifty gifts for everyone on your list! Past Christmas in Yazoo Events included: Holiday Open House and Trolley Ride Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00-5:00 pm Shop Yazoo Christmas Thursday, November 19, 2015 Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 28, 2015 Christmas Characters and Pictures with Santa Sponsored by Baptist Medical Center Yazoo (tickets available beginning on November 1st) Saturday, December 12, 2015 Carols At The Courthouse and Carriage and Trolley Rides Saturday, December 12,2015 Shop Yazoo Christmas Event Thursday, December 17, 2015 Participating stores include: The Alleycat Gift Shop, Anderson’s Jewelry, Black’s Fabric

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Health-Tacular

Health-Tacular The 2015 HEALTH-TACULAR will take place Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pizza Inn / Baskin Robbins at 741 East 14th Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi. This event will feature: Door Prizes Food Appearances by “Yazoo’s Princesses” Elsie of Benton Academy, Talaysia of McCoy Elementary, and Area School Homecoming Queens and a Scary Costume Contest with 3 Grand Prize iPads! Entrants must register to win! Call Phil Sharma (Sponsor) at Pizza Inn / Baskin Robbins at 662-746-5700 or Gloria Elayne Owens (Coordinator) at 662-528-6050 for more details.  

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House of Tormented Fears

House of Tormented Fears Haunted House in Yazoo City Open October 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2016! IT’S BACK! SOME THINGS DON’T STAY DEAD! YAZOO CITY’S 2nd ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE!! Learn More at www.facebook.com/tormentedfears or read the description below. HOUSE OF TORMENTED FEARS 1563 JERRY CLOWER BLVD YAZOO CITY, MS ADMISSION: $5.00 PER PERSON! (Children 4 and under are FREE) ****ALL CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT**** We are a PG-13 Haunted House! Ages need to be considered when coming to our haunted house! We welcome all ages and will not turn anyone away because of their age, but please consider what you and the children will see when walking through the haunted house! Parents use your judgment when considering letting your child/children come to our haunted house! There will be gruesome bloody scenes, monsters, clowns, ghosts, hanging body parts, people screaming, people jumping around popping out everywhere

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Yazoo County CVB Wins Another State Award

The Yazoo County CVB Wins Research-In-Action Award from Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division (Visit Mississippi)   The Delta Region 2015 Mississippi Research‐in-Action Award goes to….  YAZOO COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.  The CVB and county officials, including the tax collector, furnish data on a timely basis.  This entity takes a long‐term outlook on Tourism by hiring summer interns. Candidates must submit and present a handwritten, 3-page minimum, essay based upon research performed on a local tourism subject assigned by the Yazoo County CVB.

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Summer Blast

The City of Yazoo City presents Summer Blast July 3 – July 4, 2015 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

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