Vicksburg Lions Club Summer Festival Has Many Features

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John Polacek and other members of the Vicksburg Lions Club gave a special tribute to Ken Schippers, retired village manager, at its 2016 event.

By Sue Moore

The Vicksburg Lions Club has a lock on how the good times roll each year with its Summer Festival, more commonly known as the B&B for beer and bratwurst. It opens at the community pavilion on Thursday, July 27 with Kids’ Night and rolls on through Saturday, July 29, very late in the evening.

Besides all the afternoon and evening activity described elsewhere on these pages, the Vicksburg Community Schools alumni association gathers in the morning on Saturday, July 29 in the pavilion with the Lions helping to facilitate by supplying the tables, chairs and sound system.

Each year, the alumni breakfast honors the class that graduated 50 years ago. Over 250 graduates of Vicksburg High School and their spouses usually attend the breakfast. The 50 year graduating class gets to sit at the front of the table, go through the serving line first, and appoint a speaker who talks about what life was like in the years in school.

It’s a great time to catch up on classmates, with the class of 1966 doing all the organizational work for the reunion. Those who didn’t receive a notification in the mail should contact Carol Silliman Erickson of the class of 1966 at 989-621-4578.

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