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Lutheran Church of the Messiah organizing annual Germanfest

Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for the annual Germanfest organized by the Lutheran Church of the Messiah’s annual Germanfest.

This year will mark the 33rd installment of the event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church located at 301 Cain Ridge Road.

“The menu will include our famous Usinger’s Wisconsin Bratwurst sausage along with hot German potato salad with bacon, calico baked beans and a roll,” church member Ruth Osburn said.

Osburn said there will also be “fabulous” deserts which will include cheesecake, carrot cake, caramel cake and pumpkin roll.

The cost of the Bratwurst dinner plate $10 and $5 for a hot dog plate. All desserts are sold separately.

Tickets will be available at the door. There will be no pre-sales.

Germanfest, which is a fundraiser for the church, has in years past offered both a dine-in option as well as take-out orders, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic all orders this year will be take-out, Osburn said. Also, all COVID-19 restrictions will be observed.  Face masks and 6-foot social distancing will be required.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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