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.
Autumn—the very word conjures up an invigorating season of crisp air, fall leaves, pumpkins of various shapes and sizes, colorful mums on porch steps, harvest moons and hearty foods. Kathleen Whaley, Editor of “Southern Lady Magazine,” graciously agreed to an interview about Hoffman Media's special “Autumn in the South Classics Magazine.”
Michael W. Smith was the entertainer of choice for Canstruction 2016 presented by RIFA. Smith has sold over 15 million albums, had 28 number-one songs, received three Grammy Awards and 40 Dove awards. At the ASCAP’s 100th Anniversary, Michael W. Smith was recognized as a “Cornerstone of Christian Music.”
Christy Futtrell of the American Heart Association sponsored a very special dinner at the Casey Jones Village “Farms Learning Center” as a thank-you to supporters. The theme was “Feast in the Field” and guests entered through the Colonial Civil War home that was saved and moved from Trenton by the Shaw family. On the back deck they were serenaded by The Kevin Wright group.
Many people recognize Kellye Cash, if not by sight, by her reign as Miss America 1987. Others have become acquainted with this gregarious Tennessean through her extensive travels and numerous appearances around the country.
The Jackson Country Club recently hosted Dancing with the Stars, presented by The Star Center. The event was sold out by those who came to support their special dance team. The dance teams went all out with their costume designs. The judges had a very difficult time as all couples were well trained by their dance instructors.
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.