After a one-year hiatus, the Crystal Ball came back bigger and better! Under the direction of Brenda Whalley and her committee, the Jackson Symphony League presented a fabulous event that included a Champagne Reception, Silent Auction, Wine Pull, Diamond Martinis, Dinner and Dancing to the sounds of Juliet and the Romeos. Highlighting the evening was the presentation of eleven Senior Ambassadors who have served the Symphony for the past four years.
Mike Roby is the new Executive Director of Area Relief Ministries (ARM) in Jackson. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson Choral Society and Woodmen Life Fraternal Board for Charitable Giving and is a member of Love & Truth Church. He is a past president of the Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association (L.A.N.A.)
The inaugural Black Tie and Boxing benefitting JDRF and the fight against Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) took place on Saturday, January 7 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. The event, featuring amateur Kickboxing and MMA fights in a formal setting, was the vision of Ronnie and Susan Morris who attended a similar event in Fort Worth, Texas.
Imagine a Smoky Mountains inn, hidden high atop an eleven-acre ridge, surrounded by the quiet beauty of a forest and the fresh mountain air, gourmet breakfasts served while you watch the morning mists and sunshine reveal the glory of the Smoky Mountains, complimentary coffee and dessert served each evening by romantic candlelight under the stars at this Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast, a décor of English antiques and French paintings, wood-burning fireplaces, spa tubs for two, beautiful music piped into your room, super plush canopy beds and sitting areas with splendid mountain views.
A fun community night was had by all at the Jackson Fairgrounds, which recently held “Boots & Bling: It’s a Heart Health Thing.” While the lights were turned down low, the guests were encouraged to break out into their cowgirl boots, grab their girlfriends, and flaunt their finest moves through the course of the exhilarating night.
The 14th annual Trails and Trilliums Festival will take place April 7, 8 and 9 at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. It’s an important fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park, supporting Tennessee’s largest state park, and the Friends’ most popular event of the year.
The sixth annual Lights, Camera, Fashion Show took place on February 4th at the Carl Perkins Civic Center, and was sponsored by My Best Friend Jenna of Jackson. The fashion show was a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and it raised an astounding amount for the organization.
Carl Perkins Civic Center was the site of the “Honor the Blue & First Responders 2017.” There was a full house downstairs as Public Information Officer, Tom Mapes, introduced all aspects of the celebration. The audience met the three police dogs who have become a huge asset and drug identifier for one of the largest drug busts in recent times.