Riverfront will be Rockin’ Saturday

Published 11:56 pm Thursday, September 27, 2007

Easy Eddie and the Party Rockers will party down in Vidalia on Saturday night for the Vidalia Women’s Club annual Rockin On the River Street Dance. The amphitheater on the Vidalia Riverfront will be the boogie spot from 8 p.m. to midnight; bring the whole family. Advance tickets are still $8, but you can buy tickets at the entrance for $10. Advance $8 tickets will be on sale at Hammer’s Drive Thru or from any Vidalia Women’s Club member; they will also be on sale at the club’s Coca-Cola booth at the Jim Bowie Festival. For more information, call Jan Simpson 601-597-8426 or Shannon White 318-336-2777 and Heather Lancaster 318-719-5733.

No ice chests, bottles or cans are allowed; Coca-Cola and hamburger booths will be on site. The 2007 sponsors for this event are the City of Vidalia, Sheriff Randy Maxwell and the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Great Mississippi Balloon Race, Bryant Hammett, Chuck Norris, Rep. Andy Anders and 107.1 The River. Look forward to a warm evening sitting in the amphitheater, listening to great rock’n’roll and enjoying your family and friends!

The annual Vidalia Women’s Club street dance is our primary fundraiser for the 2007-08 year. The money collected from the Rockin On the River Street Dance and the Jim Bowie Festival Coca-Cola booth finances all of our projects this year. We would not be able to offer the kind of generosity in the community, as we do now, without these funds. I hope that you will join us Saturday and remember that all proceeds go for good community causes!

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I told you above that the Vidalia Women’s Club participates in many philanthropic activities in the Miss-Lou, so I would like to let you know what you can expect from us this year. Our next big project will be the annual Vidalia Christmas Parade and the Winter Wonderland of Lights in November and December. The Miss Vidalia Pageant will come up in January and is a big community event. In April and May, we put a huge effort into the American Cancer Society-Relay for Life campaign, fundraising and soliciting donations to find a cure for cancer. Some of the other undertakings we devote time and money to are Feed the Hungry, Flags for Veterans, Adopt-a-family, the Council on Aging, Pleasant Acre Day Care, the Sunshine Shelter, the Natchez Children’s Home, the Natchez Humane Society, the Annual Dinner, the American Heart Association, the Cleanest City campaign, Operation Christmas Child, the Guardian Shelter, the Humane Society, various programs with the Lower and Upper Vidalia Elementary schools including the Thanksgiving Day program and uniform distributions, Welcome to Vidalia (joint project with the Chamber of Commerce), mission work with local churches, Arbor Day, children’s spring art contest, Earth Day, CAWS, and the Kristi and Beth Foster Memorial Scholarship. All of these are worthy activities and the club hopes to continue working on them and others that come up.

So, join the Vidalia Women’s Club on the Riverfront for music and fun, at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Nancy J. McLemore is a Vidalia resident and Vidalia Women’s Club member.