OUTLOOK: Boos and Brunch: Southern Cultural Heritage Center Serves Up Halloween Fun – The Vicksburg Post

OUTLOOK: Boos and Brunch: Southern Cultural Heritage Center Serves Up Halloween Fun

Posted at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022

October is fast approaching and the Southern Cultural Heritage Center has organized some enchanting events for this mysterious month.

To kick off the spooky season, a first “witches brunch” will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 1 in the convent lounge.

“The whole room will be decorated with Halloween decorations and there will be Halloween-themed food,” said SCHC office manager Jai Reaves. Libations will be offered, as well as special music by Thomas Murray.

“We’re also going to have a costume contest and the coolest person dressed as a witch will win a little gift basket,” Reaves said.

Tickets are $20 and include food and drink. Tickets are only available in advance and must be purchased by September 28.

On October 23, Lana Hand will be offering a Halloween Spook Day for ages 4-9. Little goblins will make pumpkin cookies with witch punch.

“She also has arts and crafts planned,” Reaves said.

The course will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the registration fee is $45. Reservations must be paid in advance and are due by October 20. Space is limited and reservations are required.

For those who like a little scare in their night, be sure to come on October 27 for SCHC’s spooky and eerie haunted house.

Built by a sinister team, Reaves said, the haunted house will be in the belly of the facility.

“We call it the ‘tunnel of terror,'” Reaves said of the haunted house, “because it will be set up in the tunnel that goes around the basement of the buildings.”

In addition to the “tunnel of terror”, there will also be a carnival in the SCHC courtyard at Cherry and Crawford streets.

Reaves said the carnival will include garden games for children, crafts, face painting, food and drink.

The carnival and haunted house will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entrance fees are $15 for both attractions or $5 for Carnival only. Costumes are welcome.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the same day, nursery pupils are invited to attend the carnival at a reduced price. The cost is $7 per student or $5 each for groups.

In addition to the planned spooky events, the SCHC will also host the 34th Annual Over the River Run beginning at 8 a.m. on October 8 at the Old Mississippi River Bridge, located at I-20 and Washington Street. The event includes a 5 mile run, a 5 mile walk and a 1 mile fun run for the kids. Entry fee is $35 and $20 for the 1 mile fun run. After the race, entertainment and refreshments will be provided in the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot for runners, walkers and volunteers.

The backyard classics will begin on October 14 and continue on the following three Fridays – October 21 and 28 and November 4. Backyard Classics will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the SCHC courtyard and features free music. Lunch is available for purchase.

On October 20, a cooking class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Matthew Campbell will serve as an instructor.

A plethora of events have been planned at the SCHC, so don’t “toil or bother”. Come and enjoy the pleasure and conviviality. For more information or to register for events, call 601-631-2997 or email [email protected].

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Soon after, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter for the Vicksburg Post and editor of Vicksburg Living Magazine, which was awarded first place by the Mississippi Press Association. She was also the recipient of a first place award in the editorial division of the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest for “Best Feature Article”.

Terri is a graduate of Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in public relations.

Before coming to work at the Post just over 10 years ago, she freelanced 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 Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a life member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and was a member of the Sampler Antique Club and the Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“Whether it’s staying informed about local government issues or hearing the stories of local residents, a local 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 can continue to grow and hone my skills by helping to share the stories in Vicksburg. When people ask me what I love most about my job, my answer is always “the people”.

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