The Circles of Hope Telethon 2019 by the Jackson Exchange Club was appropriately held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. This year’s theme was “Our Color, Our Story, Our Journey.” The Exchange Club began in 1924 as an American Service Club, and Carl Perkins was instrumental in The Prevention of Child Abuse project. Over the years the initial program has evolved to encompass other aspects for the children. The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center is a non-profit organization located at 34 Starlight Cove off North Highland and University Drive. To make a donation or inquiry, call (731) 668-4000.
The Jackson-Madison County Library Foundation is dedicated to the growth and advancement of the library. Funding goes to library improvements and services. Twenty dedicated women are the guiding force behind the Library Foundation. Each year talented writers have visited Jackson through the efforts of these ladies.
Born in 1969, Peter Shannon began his musical education as a choirboy in Cork Cathedral, Ireland. As a Bachelor of Music student at University College Dublin, and whilst singing baritone in the RTE National Chamber Choir, he began studying conducting under the Irish conductor Colman Pearce.
On Saturday, July 27, Toast of Jackson, a fine wine and art festival and celebration of local and regional wineries, was held at the Jackson Fairgrounds. The event raises funds for the Exchange Club of Jackson and the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
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.