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Vicksburg Foundation book now available

The Vicksburg Foundation launched “In Support of Community: The History of the Vicksburg Foundation” on May 3 at the Vicksburg Community Center. This book explores the history of the Foundation in context to the community it serves.

Those gathered at the event included the Foundation trustees, author Leeanne Seaver, and community leaders who contributed stories and photos for the book. Remarks by Seaver, Foundation President Rudy Callen, and former president Bill Oswalt, a trustee since 1978, were followed by a reception featuring food from Mackenzie’s Bakery and drink from the Distant Whistle.

“The people of South County were so incredibly helpful in making this historical documentation a reality,” Callen said. “The Vicksburg Foundation is made up of people volunteering their time and skill sets in support of this community. This book is about that community. My hope is this book stands alongside ‘Water over the Dam’ and ‘A Tale of One Village’ as the years pass.”

“In Support of Community” will be available for check-out at area libraries including Vicksburg and Schoolcraft, or for on-line purchase at It can also be purchased at the Vicksburg Historical Society in Vicksburg’s Depot Museum (cash only) with all proceeds going to that organization.

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