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Downtown goes “Back to the Bricks” with return of shopping event

“Back to the Bricks,” hosted by the Vicksburg Main Street Program, was held Thursday evening to encourage residents to return to the Downtown District to shop and visit local businesses.

The event included specials at local businesses downtown, live music and refreshments.

“We had a really good crowd and we were very pleased with it,” Vicksburg Main Street Program Executive Director Kim Hopkins said. “The music was good and the weather held out. It was a lot of fun. I think everyone enjoyed getting out and getting downtown and enjoyed visiting with the merchants they hadn’t seen in a long time. A lot of people were dining. We thought it turned out to be a really great event.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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