Story & Photography by Woody Woodard
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 ladies wore spring attire, and some of the men dressed in seersucker jackets and straw hats. At the turn of the century this type of party was commonplace when air conditioning didn’t exist. Families and friends enjoyed each other’s company and the relaxed atmosphere.