Weekend Ticket: Parade, cancer awareness headline weekend

Published 12:02 am Thursday, November 5, 2015

NATCHEZ — Despite predicted wet weather, a parade, a cancer awareness event, football and a church gathering are lining up to usher in the first full weekend in November.

Thunderstorms are predicted for Friday and Saturday. On Friday, temperatures are forecast to reach a high of 79 degrees and a low of 62.

Saturday temperatures are predicted to cool down with a high of 68 and a low of 50. The sun is expected to come out Sunday with a high of 62 and a low of 44.

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Friday night football

Vidalia High School and Delta Charter’s games are moving to today because of weather concerns on Friday. Both teams will play away games, with Vidalia at Peabody High School and Delta Charter at Beekman Charter.

On Friday, Ferriday High School will be at home for its senior night against Ouachita Christian School. Natchez High School will play an away game against Brookhaven High School.

For the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA State Playoff Quarterfinals, Adams County Christian School will have a home game against Leake Academy. Cathedral will hit the road for its game against Indianola Academy.

Games start at 7 p.m.

Catahoula and Concordia Parish Church gathering

Church congregations from Catahoula and Concordia parishes will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday for a day of fellowship and fun.

Visitors will be able to enjoy entertainment, a free family-style meal and a parade for children.

The gathering will take place at the park off Airport Road adjacent to the Jonesville Town Hall.

Bras On The Bluff raffle

With a 100-percent chance of rain expected Saturday, the third-annual Bras on the Bluff event has been canceled.

“We’ll just make it bigger and better next year,” event organizer Meg Freeman said.

The Bras on the Bluff raffle will still happen at approximately 1:30 to 2 p.m. at The Camp restaurant Under-the Hill.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 for a chance to win more than $6,000 in prizes.

A portion of proceeds will go toward two mammogram screenings and readings for Miss-Lou residents. The rest of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and helping cancer patients in the Miss-Lou.

Bras that were donated for this year will be used next year.

For more information, or to purchase T-shirts, Freeman can be reached at 601-807-1312.

Veterans Day parade

The Veterans Day parade is back in Natchez this year, stepping off at 2 p.m. Sunday on North Broadway Street.

“This year, we’re going to have multi-grand marshals – all of our World War II veterans,” parade organizer Marianne Violette said.

The parade will travel up Main Street to Union and then to Franklin Street. The parade will end on Canal Street where the Boy Scouts of Natchez will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at 3:30 p.m. next to the Natchez Convention Center.

For more information on the parade, grand marshal suggestions, the float competition or entries, contact Violette at 601-442-3109 or mviolette@live.com.

Entries are free of charge, although participants in the float competition will be charged $25.