Year 30 of the Mississippi Picnic was held last Sunday in New York City's Central Park. Representing Vicksburg was Mary Louise Nosser. With her are event founder Rachael McPherson of Monticello, Gov. Haley Barbour and Ellis Nassour, playwright and author, who grew up in Vicksburg. The event is held annually to bring former Mississippians together in New York and to promote the state for business and tourism.
I'm proud to say that I have known both Mary Louise from working at the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers together and Ellis from high school. We have all stayed in touch all these years. Mary Louise and Ellis are also related. I did not realized that this event had taken place until I read it in Wednesday's paper. Looks like everyone really had a great time and promoted our great state of Mississippi!
Fried catfish, hushpuppies and sweet tea, oh my!