Nestled in the heart of downtown Memphis, The Peabody, which has a heritage of hospitality and luxury lodging, beckons local residents and travelers. It is a world unto itself. With a style and tradition befitting one of Memphis’ grandest, most legendary hotels, The Peabody Memphis offers a magnificent bridge between the “Blues City” celebrated past and cosmopolitan present. The historic Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience just blocks from Beale Street, the Memphis Rock’ n Soul Museum, the Gibson Guitar Factory, Fed-Ex Forum, Sun Studio, the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
The Carl Perkins Civic Center hosted the 2016 USJ Holiday Mart Preview Party. Patrons began arriving early for a fun night of socializing, shopping and eating a variety of tasty foods. This is Jackson’s premier place for women to shop for themselves and family as we enter the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Many vendors were present from the Jackson area and there were many out-of-state vendors from as far away as Florida who came to our city to participate in the shopping extravaganza. The most intriguing aspect is the number of young families who have startup businesses.
Just as the first volume of “The Entertaining Cookbook” has become a treasure for your cookbook collection, Volume 2 promises to be a trusted source you turn to time and again. This keepsake edition, compiled from tried-and-true favorites from the pages of “Southern Lady” magazine, contains complete menu and party ideas as well as some of their best recipes—all designed to ensure success in hosting gatherings grand and small. From inviting appetizers to delicious entrees to showstopping desserts, this volume will help make times shared around the table moments to remember for years to come.
Giant pink wooden ribbons adorned the lawn at The Ballpark for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. One hundred volunteers assisted over 2,000 people with their registrations to walk, making this event one of the largest and most successful walks ever held, raising approximately $120,000 for the American Cancer Society. More than 74 teams participated, creating a bond and camaraderie among the team members, all walking for one goal. Participants were encouraged to sign up, fundraise and walk in the noncompetitive, 3–5 mile walks.
Cheri E. Friedmann has been in arts administration for over 30 years. During this time she has been Executive Director for Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce in Ohio, Duluth Playhouse in Minnesota, Prescott Fine Arts in Arizona, and Canyon Concert Ballet, Longmont Theatre Company, Boulder Ballet and Jefferson Symphony Association in Colorado.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recently held a dinner at the Jackson Country Club honoring Jackson’s Finest Young Professionals. Honorees had the responsibility of raising a minimum of $2,000 through ticket sales or sponsorships. Each honoree had their own web page where they could promote the event and solicit on-line donations and ticket sales. Honorees chosen were the most influential and successful young professionals in Jackson, and they had to exemplify servant leadership qualities and be active in volunteer roles. Twelve honorees were presented at Jackson’s Finest Evening. A delicious dinner was served and a silent auction rounded out the evening.
The 19th Annual Scholarship Banquet was held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center and as guests came into the dining area they were serenaded by David McClune and the Union Jazz Band and singers Kelsie Edgren and Cameron Skonhovd.