“Floodfest 2019” August 17, 2019


  “Floodfest 2019” will be held on August 17th,2019 at Redwood Elementary School, 100 Redwood Road, Redwood,Mississippi,39156. Gates will open at 5:30 pm for an evening of entertainment. Admission is only $5.00!(We are leaving you money to spend throughout the night) Please bring your own lawn chairs
Our headliner and Co-host for the evening will be Warren County’s own William Micheal Morgan. Micheal has graciously agreed to donate his time to come home and help his friends in the Mississippi Delta during this Natural Disaster. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will be on hand to honor Morgan and present him with a key to the City.
Scott Randall Rhodes and the Mississippi River Band are appearing courtesy of Shirley Waring and the Vicksburg Blues Society. They are currently on a European Tour during the month of July.
Other entertainers include The Hitmenz presented by Waterview Casino. Others appearing include The McAllister Brothers, Brother Bert Bryant, Ken Hudson,Shayne Weems and more. Sensational Gospel Group,Four Washington who recently appeared on the Steve Harvey Show will also be entertaining the crowd.
Regional radio and television personalities will be on hand throughout the evening. We will be streaming the events on several internet platforms.
Scott Peavey has generously donated several pieces of handcrafted furniture that will be included in this drawing which will be held during this telethon. Tickets are being sold at Levee Street Marketplace. They are $20.00 each,or two for $35.00 Please contact Mary Landers at Levee Street if you have items you would like to donate for this portion of the event. These items are currently on display at Levee Street Marketplace.
We will be having auctions,food trucks,games for the kids,and much more! This is a family friendly,alcohol free event. There will be a heavy law enforcement presence for everyone’s safety.
Finally all proceeds from this event will be donated to the United Way of West Central Mississippi to be used for flood relief in the counties that they serve. They have formed a committee for this purpose which is chaired by John Elfer and Dr. Walter Frazier. Please visit UnitedWayVicksburg.org to see an up to date accounting of these funds or to make a donation. 100 per cent of the proceeds from this event and other sources are going to the flood victims. The United Way is not taking any administrative costs from these monies.I have every confidence that these funds will reach those who truly need them.
Current major sponsors of this event include C-Spire,Serve-Pro of Vicksburg-Yazoo,X-Ring Tactical,Farm Bureau,McDonalds( Mike and Melanie Roach-MNM Enterprises), Sunset View Campground and RV Park,Elite Disposal and more.
The event is being coordinated and produced by local radio and television personality Tommy Parker,who lives in the Eagle Lake community. Parker co-produced two telethons following Hurricane Katrina. For more information contact him at 601-218-1524 or 601-501-6819. Visit the event on Facebook at Floodfest 2019-Redwood,Mississippi.
Thomas C.”Tommy” Parker

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