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Officials move annual Ritz on the River to September

In an email to sponsors, Vicksburg Convention Center Executive Director Annette Kirklin announced a new date for the 7th annual Ritz on the River event.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the convention center will hold the community event on Sept. 17. The event is traditionally held in July.

“The 7th annual Ritz on the River- Disco Ball will have an extra layer of excitement added to it this year,” Kirklin said. “Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 7 (Ticketmaster and VCC box office) and we have been told to be prepared for them to go fast. We know everyone will be ready to hang with friends and dance the night and worries away. We are excited about the sponsors, band, decorations and to support the Good Shepherd Community Center.”

Sponsors for the event include Mutual Credit Union, Ergon, RiverHills Bank, Vicksburg Convalescent Home, Visit Vicksburg, Guaranty Bank, Riverwalk Casino, Robyn Lea – State Farm, May & Company, Trustmark, Varner, Parker, & Sessums and The Vicksburg Post.

For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities, contact the Vicksburg Convention Center at 601-630-2929.

About Catherine Hadaway

Catherine Hadaway, as The Vicksburg Post’s publisher, oversees the business operations of the newspaper. She is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Business and Religion. She is a Director of Boone Newspapers, Inc., the family company that owns The Post. Catherine comes from a long line of newspaper publishers, starting with her grandfather, Buford Boone, who served as publisher of The Tuscaloosa News and earned journalism's highest honor when he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his editorial titled "What a Price for Peace." Catherine is a member of The Rotary Club of Vicksburg, Vicksburg Young Professionals, The Heritage Guild and The Vicksburg Warren County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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