Perry County is an easy 1 hour 15-minute drive from Jackson, Tennessee. A few days ago I arose early, stopped for a good cup of Southern Pecan coffee at a market in Lexington, popped “The Shell Seekers” (a favorite book and movie) audiotape into my car’s tape player, and took a deep breath. For a day I was a world away from deadlines and other daily duties even though this was a working trip.
Crime Stoppers held their annual Golf Tournament at Jackson National Golf Club on Monday, June 3. The tournament, sponsored by Allen Samuels, was a great success and all funds raised benefited the Crime Stoppers organization, a partnership between the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson Police Department.
Gina Stanfill Myracle is a resident of Lexington, Tennessee. Prior to being named Executive Director of the Kirkland Cancer Center, she served as the Administrator of Medical Center Home Health for two years. Other previous roles include Occupational Health and Wellness, Sales and Marketing, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
The historic Cumberland House was the chosen site for the Jazz in the Garden event for the Jackson Symphony League. The grounds, which are beautifully landscaped, set the mood for dining and dancing. The Paula Bridges Band serenaded the guests as they enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres and desserts on the patio of the house.
The board of the Kirkland Cancer Center and their friends held the third annual Simply Southern event at Madison Downs Event Venue in Jackson on Friday evening, May 10. The event was held to raise funds for the center and to further it on its mission to serve the area’s cancer patients. Last year the event raised $32,000, and the board noted that the goal for 2019 was to surpass 2018’s total funds raised. In the past, the event was titled Simply Seersucker, but the board decided to change the name to open it up to a broader theme of Simply Southern. Still though, many attendees donned outfits of the blue and white fabric, and those who did not were outfitted in equally fitting Southern culture suits, dresses, tops and slacks. It was a wonderful time for an even better cause raising funds to benefit those in our community facing a battle with cancer.
SoundWaves, the nation’s first truly upscale indoor/outdoor resort water attraction, set the stage for summer travel during its outdoor grand opening celebration on May 16 just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Many local businesses, individuals and sponsors came out to support the Imagination Library at the third annual Books at the Barn at the Barn at Snider Farms on Tuesday, April 30. This year’s event featured Dr. Shirley Raines, who spoke about the organization’s importance in the lives of children and their families as well as the lifelong benefits of reading regularly.
Marcus Sabata moved to Jackson in late 2017 and was with the Jackson Generals for the 2018 season as a Group/Corporate Sales Rep. He was promoted into the Assistant General Manager role in October of 2018 and added the Interim GM role in March of 2019.