Letter to the Editor: The Stars Shined in Vicksburg – The Vicksburg Post


We would like to warmly thank the many organizations and individuals who supported the 8e Annual Ritz on the River – A Night in Hollywood!

The performance of Universal Crush was simply amazing and all the stars of Vicksburg were on the dance floor for every song. With a portion of the proceeds going to Rainbow Farms, it really showed how much our town cares. The glitz and glamor of the night was so fun to see from everyone involved. The Ritz really brings the community together.

We would like to congratulate the many sponsors, volunteers and participants who made this event such a glamorous evening. Sponsors of the Ritz on the River include Mutual Credit Union, Ameristar Casino & Hotel, Bally’s Vicksburg, Ergon, Visit Mississippi, Julie Patton John-Keller Williams Realty, RiverHills Bank, Vicksburg Convalescent Home, Waterview Casino, Visit Vicksburg, City of Vicksburg ( Mayor Flaggs, Alderman Monsour and Alderman Mayfield), VenuWorks, Elite Performance & Rehab, Guaranty Bank, Helping Hand Family Pharmacy, May & Company; Riverwalk Casino, Terry Service, Trustmark National Bank, Varner, Parker & Sessums, and The Vicksburg Post.

Community volunteers who were ready to volunteer their time to help run the event include Kimble Bufkin, Walter Osborne, Katie Wong, Carolyn Allen, Melanie Allen, LaShunté Hubbard, Ritch Southard, Becky King and Shanna Dixon. Much appreciation goes to the help with the facility from our friends Lionel Johnson and John Shorter from the City of Vicksburg Community Services Department.

A special thank you to Bally’s Vicksburg for furnishing the rooms for the band and the Riverwalk Casino which went through a very special crisis. Paparazzi photographers Marcus Allen and Issac Jones were able to capture the special smiles and funny moments of the attendees.

The addition of the treasures for the silent auction by the Vicksburg Art Stars was so special. Many thanks to Abby Perry, Larry Walker, Claire Huntley, Kristin marie colon, Robyn Lea and Mark Posey. Your hours of time to create the beautiful masterpieces were so appreciated.

The Ritz on the River was a fantastic night out and the VCC can’t wait to welcome it again in 2022 with plenty of fun surprises in store!


Annette kirklin

Executive director

Vicksburg Convention Center

Managed by VenuWorks

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