Heaven’s Cradle, formed by Abby Lackey after the loss of her baby at 20 weeks, is designed to assist families who lose premature babies. There is the grief and emptiness the family experiences, but for some families they are blindsided by no insurance coverage for stillborn babies.
Dorothea Benton Frank is a “New York Times” bestselling author, public speaker and a nonprofit fundraiser. Frank and her four siblings were born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina.
Her first novel, “Sullivans Island,” debuted on the “New York Times” list at number nine and went back to press over twenty-five times, has well over one million copies in print and may be found in ten foreign languages.
The 29th Mid-South Charity Horse Show for “Eden of Youth Town” was held at the Pugh Bourne Park for the 5th year. This event is a preliminary competition for the annual Tennessee Walking Horse competition held in Shelbyville. Member Ed Cotter said “The Mid-South Horse Association is about 60 years old and one of, if not the oldest association in the country.” Through their charity events, funds are raised that go to benefit children assistance organizations like Eden of Youth Town.
Although other states have their own River Roads, perhaps none is more evocative or famous than Louisiana’s. Here, the very name inspires a vision of white pillared houses standing amid lush gardens and trees dripping with Spanish moss. Louisiana’s fabled Great Mississippi River Road consists of a corridor approximately 70 miles in length located on each side of the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The area includes the river, levees, and adjacent lands and cultural resources. Among the latter is the state’s most famous and recognizable group of monumental plantation houses, most built by wealthy sugar planters in the Greek Revival style.
Crowds gathered at the West Tennessee Farmers’ Market for the 2016 “Taste of Jackson.” There was a great variety of traditional, spicy and ethnic foods. The new Farmers’ Market manager is Tammy Buchanan, who came from City Hall. She is a tireless worker striving to make every event a great success.
Dr. Lisa Piercey is a West Tennessee native who serves as the Executive Vice President, System Services, at West Tennessee Healthcare. She has a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Lipscomb University, a Doctorate of Medicine from East Tennessee State University, Pediatrics Residency and Chief Residency also at East Tennessee State University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University. She is board-certified in Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrics, and Healthcare Management.
The 2016 Leadership Jackson scholarship presentation was held at the JEA Training Center. High school student award winners and their families came to receive the $1,000 scholarship award for the college of their choice. These students were chosen from a group of 40 applications that had been received.
On July 17, RIFA announced that the featured entertainment for CANstruction 2016 would be Michael W. Smith. CANstruction Jackson will be built by 14 teams, the largest group to compete since it started 12 years ago. Two years ago it was moved from the Jackson Mall to the Carl Perkins Civic Center as interest had grown for the competition.