Story & Photography by Woody Woodard
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.