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Vicksburg Senior Center rededicated in honor of Martha “Sue” Roberts



Martha "Sue" Roberts (from ceremony program)
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Friday, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen held a ceremony in honor of Martha “Ms. Sue” Roberts and rededicated the Senior Center, her most beloved project, in her name.

Jennifer Harper, Senior Center Director, delivered opening remarks (photo by David Day)

One year ago, the Senior Center in Vicksburg closed it’s doors in an effort to keep patrons safe from the coronavirus pandemic.  Now that the vaccine has been widely distributed, city officials have decided to re-open the facility on May 3.

Mayor Flaggs was proud to honor Sue with the rededication (photo by David Day)

Born and raised in Vicksburg, “Sue” dedicated 40 years to working for the City of Vicksburg, serving under five mayors and numerous aldermen.  Widely beloved, it is said that she never met a stranger and was truly committed to serving the city and our community.

“Naming this building after Sue is a way to show our love and appreciation for Sue and her family,”  Mayor George Flaggs said.

The Senior Center is operated by the City of Vicksburg and provides and number of activities and services for citizens over 50 years of age.  Patrons can come together in a safe and welcoming environment and take part in all sorts of activities like art and dancing classes, card and board games, daytrips, and more all for absolutely free.

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