The crowd starting building early at the Carl Perkins Civic Center for the 2016 “Runway for a Cure.” Attendees honor cancer survivors and patients who bravely confront the illness and hold a determination to come out the other side healed. Though they endure the treatments personally, they have support groups who strive to relieve some of the daily tasks that currently are a burden they may not be able to handle. Boutiques which supported this important cause proudly donated money so a night of awareness could be made through a fun and fashionable way. Each boutique walked the runway to showcase their latest fall fashions and help encourage the survivors.
Twenty miles north of Greenville, Mississippi is Hollywood Plantation in Benoit, Mississippi with hundreds of acres of soybeans and cotton. The centerpiece of the property is what is now known as the Baby Doll House.
The Jackson-Madison County Humane Society’s 18th Annual “ Puttin’ for the Pets” Golf Tournament was held at the Jackson National Golf Club. It was a furrific day for animal lovers/golfers to unite for a worthy cause. The third Monday in September has been the date for this annual fundraiser for 18 years as this is the last major fundraiser for the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society (JMCHS) each year.
This year the fairgrounds building was redecorated to spotlight all the communities which are a part of the West Tennessee State Fair. Each community had a station with literature about the community, maps of their noted spots and free gifts for the kids. Woodmen Life sponsored a First Responders Night honoring the Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department and Jackson City Police.
Dr. Sandra V. Dee is an interventional cardiologist at the Jackson Clinic. She has lived in Jackson for 10 years. She moved to Jackson in September 2006 from Florida where she practiced cardiology. Dr. Dee is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. She graduated cum laude in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in 1987 and in her 2012 medical school homecoming she was awarded the Most Outstanding Graduate of her class.
Quilts, canopies, and lawn chairs dotted the grounds of First Presbyterian Church in preparation for the 38th annual Jackson Symphony’s Starlight Symphony. The cannon brigades unloaded their cannons as orchestra members tuned their instruments. Excitement ramped up and suddenly the air was filled with laughter and friendly greetings as the audience prepared their food and drinks to enjoy during the musical performance.
Area Relief Ministries hosted their 5K Color Run at City Hall in downtown Jackson. On this sunny September morning, runners were splashed with color at various stops along their route as they made their way around historic, downtown Jackson. The overall winner was 12-year-old Braden Riddle with a time of 20 minutes and 45 seconds.
Members of the Jackson Symphony’s Legacy Circle gathered at the Kirkland home to kick off the Symphony’s 56th season. Artistic Director and Conductor, Peter Shannon, addressed the guests and spoke about each concert that will be performed. The first “Opening Night” concert kicks off September 17th at First Baptist Church in Jackson.