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.
Over 300 years ago, in 1699, French explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville named Baton Rouge for the “red stick” along a Mississippi River bluff. It is from this “red stick” that Iberville christened Baton Rouge “le Baton Rouge.” In 1846, Baton Rouge earned its title as Louisiana’s State Capital, and nearly four years later, the Old State House was completed.
The 18th annual Whine & Dine fundraiser for the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society was held at The Aeneas Building. Guests were treated to wine, moonshine and beer tasting and a coffee bar to complement the hors d’oeuvres. Multiple tables were filled with silent auction items and on the patio entertainment was provided by the Shifty Nixon Band. Thanks to all the people who gave of their time to organize this event.
John Carter Cash, having been involved in music all of his life, is an accomplished and award-winning record producer. However, his activities in the creative world reach far beyond music production. He is also a singer-songwriter and author. The grandson of Maybelle Carter and the only son of John R. Cash and June Carter Cash, he preserves the family legacy and is a caretaker to the heritage of his musical ancestors.
The Jackson Rotary Club celebrated its 100th year on August 3rd at Union University Carl Grant Center. The guest speaker for the event was President of the Rotary International, John Germ. He spent some time recognizing the 100-year history of the Jackson Rotary Club. The future of the organization and its goals were also discussed. Many Jackson Rotarians as well as members from other Rotary Clubs attended the celebration.
The 2016 “Toast of Jackson,” held at Jackson Fairgrounds Park, was a resounding success with a steady stream of people attending. The wine vendors were overwhelmed with the attendance. Numerous merchants provided additional venues for the visitors.
R.L. (Buddy) Patey grew up in Tupelo, MS, but he has lived most of his 90 years in Jackson after service in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. Officiating football was Buddy’s passion. He worked more than 800 junior varsity, junior high and high school games, and more than 300 college games. He was chief umpire in both the Southeastern Conference and the Ohio Valley Conference.