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Vicksburg to host press conference for bicentennial announcement



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Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. (credit: City of Vicksburg)

Mayor George Flaggs and members of the Vicksburg 200 Committee will host a news conference on August 10 at 8:30 a.m., kicking off plans for the commemoration of the city’s incorporation on Jan. 29, 1825.

The bicentennial planning team includes representatives of the city government as well as members of the business community, tourism industry and civic organizations. Their goal is to engage residents in activities that will educate and entertain the public and attract visitors to one of the most historically rich and diverse cultures in the region.

The news conference announcing the committee’s plans will feature an immediate opportunity for community involvement in the design of the commemoration logo. Committee members also will solicit ideas for events prior to and throughout 2025 from groups including educators, civic and religious organizations, artists and performers, youth groups and others.

What: Vicksburg 200 news conference
When: Wednesday, August 10, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Mississippi Welcome Center at the Mississippi River I-20 bridge

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