“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 fellowship in Yazoo County,” said Linda. “It was so good to be able to experience the food from so many places at once. We were absolutely stuffed by the time we visited them all. It was a great way to support our community, and a great opportunity for visitors to get to see some of what Yazoo County has to offer.”

Whitney Hurt, Executive Director of the Chamber, remarked on the night’s success. “Tonight was so much fun. To see people enjoying themselves and each other’s company – just having a great time shopping and eating in Yazoo – reminded me why I do this. I was so glad to be able to partner with the CVB for ‘Taste of Yazoo’. We could not have done this without our organizations working together.”

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the participation of some of Yazoo County’s great business owners. Be sure to stop by these businesses to let them know you appreciate the time they spent supporting Yazoo through their donations of food, their hard work in keeping the doors open late, and their dedication to the community.

Stay updated on future events in Yazoo County by subscribing to the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s e-newsletter or following the Visit Yazoo page on Facebook.


“Taste of Yazoo” Participants:

Cafe 7
Budman’s Geronimo (at Downtown Marketplace)
China Garden
Hall of Fame Restaurant
Hines Grocery
Meredith Ann’s
P-Reaux’s Cajun Mudbugs & Shrimp
Rose’s Downtown Bakery
Taste A Vision
Tom’s On Main

Participating Retail Locations:

Anderson’s Jewelry
Black and White Department Store
Bow Ties & Tutus Children’s Consignment Store
Downtown Marketplace
Ferguson Furniture
Good Hope General Merchandise
Main Street Market
No Smoking Smokehouse
Rose’s Downtown Bakery
Vintage Hair Salon and Gift Shop


  1. This event was fantastic! Everyone I talked to who attended loved it. However, the word apparently did not get out well enough. I have had so many people tell me they would have loved to come but didn’t know about it! Hopefully, this will become an annual event. I have a feeling this could grow into something really big that would draw crowds from out of town.

    • We’re glad you had a great time, K. We, along with the Chamber of Commerce, can only do so much to get the word out – but we do depend on people actually reading the information. Between Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletters, newspaper and radio, and flyers all over the place, if someone didn’t know about it, I am quite convinced it was because they ignored it. 😉

      Maybe, knowing now what they missed, those uninformed individuals will pay more attention next time…? LOL Thanks for supporting Yazoo County events!


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