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Vicksburg’s Jammin’ For The Children obtain a $3,500 donation from Spirit Riders – The Vicksburg Put up

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The Spirit Riders are a gaggle of Christian motorcyclists who’ve a mission.

Their purpose is to assist kids in want who reside within the Central Mississippi space. On Friday, members of the group drove to Vicksburg to donate $3,500 to the Jammin’ For The Children fundraiser.

“They (Spirit Riders) are our largest donors,” Warren County Sheriff Martin Tempo stated, of the motorbike group.

For the previous 5 years, a portion of the proceeds from the Spirit Riders’ annual fundraising occasion has been donated to Jammin’ For The Children.

“We do a giant profit in June,” Spirit Rider member Billy Earl stated. “We do a bike trip, a stay public sale, a silent public sale and a raffle. We raffle off a automobile yearly.”

Proceeds from the public sale are often given to a baby battling most cancers. And this yr, Earl stated the group had been blessed and was capable of donate $78,000 to a household for his or her youngster.

Along with funds going towards kids affected by most cancers, and supporting Jammin’ For The Children, the group additionally donates cash to the Baptist Youngsters’s Village and the Rankin County Youth Courtroom.

Earl stated their resolution to assist Jammin’ For The Children was as a result of they favored the fundraiser’s mission.

Jammin’ For The Children is a fundraiser, which advantages kids whose dad and mom are incarcerated and would in any other case not obtain Christmas items. The fundraiser and occasion was initiated by native musicians greater than 20 years in the past and has remained profitable.

The toys purchased with funds or donated are distributed to the youngsters with the assistance of Past Partitions Ministries and the Warren County Chaplain’s workplace.

Because of COVID-19, this can mark the second yr Jammin’ For The Children is not going to be held in-person. Nevertheless, funds and items can nonetheless be donated.

Assortment containers for toys have been positioned on the Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace throughout the road from the Warren County Courthouse; on the entrance of River Metropolis Rescue on Washington Avenue; at Toney’s Grill and Seafood Market on U.S. 61 North and inside The Biscuit Firm Restaurant at Grove and Washington Streets.

To donate financially, checks could be made out to “Past Partitions Ministries,” and mailed to or dropped off at River Metropolis Rescue, 3625 Washington St. Vicksburg, MS 39180.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Vicksburg's Jammin' For The Children obtain a $3,500 donation from Spirit Riders - The Vicksburg Put up

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the household moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Put up and is the editor of the Vicksburg Residing Journal, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Affiliation. She has additionally been the recipient of a First Place award within the MPA’s Higher Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Finest Function Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central Excessive College and Mississippi State College the place she acquired a bachelor’s diploma in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Previous to coming to work at The Put up just a little greater than 10 years in the past, she did some freelancing on the Jackson Free Press. However for many of her life, she loved being a full-time keep at residence mother.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Avenue United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a previous member of the Sampler Vintage Membership and City and Nation Backyard Membership. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying knowledgeable with native governmental points to listening to the tales of its individuals, a hometown newspaper is significant to a group. I’ve felt privileged to be a part of a devoted staff at The Put up all through my tenure and hope that with theirs and with native assist, I can proceed to develop and hone in on my expertise as I assist share the tales in Vicksburg. When requested what I like most about my job, my reply is at all times ‘the individuals.’

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