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February 26, 2014
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Our mission at Jackson Downtown Development Corporation (JDDC) is to increase property values, recruit quality business and upscale residential housing, create new investment, and promote the arts and cultural enrichment in downtown Jackson
First Friday Forum
Doug McGowan, Director of Innovation Delivery Team-Memphis will be the speaker for March's First Friday Forum. His team is leading the way for groundbreaking public-private partnerships in Memphis that are making progress in reducing gun violence and restoring economic vitality to the city neighborhoods.
First Friday Forum will take place Friday, March 7 beginning at noon at First United Methodist Church. Lunch will be provided for $7.00. For more information, contact JDDC at 731-427-7573
Lane Family Gravesite Dedication
On Tuesday, February 25th, the City of Jackson held a dedication service that reunited Bishop Isaac Lane, first pastor of Mother Liberty Church and founder of Lane College, with his mother Rachel Lane, aunt Minerva Lane and 5 unidentified infants at Riverside Cemetery.
The bodies of his mother, aunt, and the infants had previously been buried on land that was once the Lane Plantation in northeast Madison County.
Speakers at the service included Mayor Jerry Gist, Lane College Interim President Glenn Vaulx, two of Bishop Lane's great great grandsons, Madison County Historian Linda Higgins and Mother Liberty Pastor Dr. Daryll Coleman.
Downtown Property of the Month: 220 West Lafayette Street-FOR SALE
This property is located directly across the street from the West Tennessee Farmer's Market and the new Jackson Walk development. It is a 9,000 square foot building with an adjacent parking lot capable of holding 25+ cars. The lower level was recently renovated and has been used as a law office and call center.
The asking price is $275,000. For more information regarding this property or to make an appointment to view it, please call 615-554-0642
JDDC Investors of the Month:
New Southern Apartments
Click on each logo for more information!
Thank You for your continued support of JDDC!
Friday, February 28
MD Anderson Planetarium Show
The MD Anderson Planetarium and The University of Memphis-Lambuth present a new show "Black Holes"
Planetarium shows are free & open to the public!
For more information, visit www.memphis.edu/lambuth/life.php?
13th Annual JEWEL Awards featuring Vickie Winans
The Jackson-Madison County African-American Chamber will hold its 13th Annual JEWEL Awards honoring contemporary and pioneer small Black businesses. This year's banquet will also feature music from Gospel music sensation Vickie Winans. Proceeds from this event go to the Follow Me Into Business youth development program.
Tickets: $50 (Banquet)/$25 (Concert only)
Tickets may be purchased at It's Printed (357 N. Royal-Jackson), WOJG-FM (123 W. Market St.-Bolivar), Baskerville Funeral Home (802 N. Ninth St-Humboldt) and Sears (6034 S. First-Milan)
For more information, call 424-2030
Monday, March 3
Mardi Gras Paint Party
Join AnyArt for this paint party featuring Cajun music and decor!
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
To reserve your spot for this class, call 554-3495
Thursday, March 6-Friday, March 7
"The Secret Garden"
The Jackson Teen Theatre presents this timeless classic written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and adapted by Helen Avery
Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center
Admission: $9 (advance)/ $10 (at the door)
To purchase tickets, call 425-8397
March 3-April 28
Acrylic and Oil Paintings Exhibit
This exhibit is a showcase of acrylic and oil display featuring a variety of subjects by artists from Jackson and surrounding areas.?
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
FREE of charge
March 3-April 29
"Gathering 6" Exhibit
This exhibit is a group show featuring the works of contemporary local, regional, and national artists working in a variety of media.
UPCOMING EVENTS TO WATCH FOR!!!
*"Wild Wild Wildest West: March 13-15
*Gala of Royal Horses: March 16
*Mo'Nique & Friends Comedy Tour: March 21
*Ballet Arts presents "Peter Pan": March 21-23
Ballroom Dance Class-LIFT Wellness Center-Mondays: 7:30 PM
Downtown Zumba- First United Methodist Church-Tues?& Thurs 4:15 PM
African-American Literature Book Club-JMC Library-Every 3rd Tuesday: 6 PM?
Yoga Classes-LIFT Wellness Center-Tues & Weds: 6:30 PM
Open Mic Night- The Downtown Tavern-Tues: 8-11 PM
Mid-Week Downtown Worship Service- First United Methodist Church-Wednesdays: 12 PM-12:30 PM
Rockabilly Line Dance Class-?Rockabilly Hall of Fame-Tues: 6-8 PM
Preschool Story Time- Jackson-Madison County Library- Tues 10:30-11:30 AM; Fri 9:30-10:30 AM; 10:30-11:30 AM
Farmer's Market-Tues-Sat: 7AM-4PM or until vendors close
DAR Genealogy?Session- Jackson-Madison County Library-1st Tues: 5-7 PM
Jackson Art Association?Meeting- Skyline Drive Church of Christ-?1st Tues: 7-8 PM
Original Music Wednesday- The Downtown Tavern- Wed: 9 PM
Girls Night Out- Charlie Bulldogs- Thur 5 PM
Britt Brother's Band LIVE!- Rockabilly Hall of Fame-Friday Night Dances: 7 PM
Friendly Frank's Flea Market- Jackson Fairgrounds-1st Weekend Monthly?
Watch and Timepiece Show- N.C. & St. L. Depot Railroad Museum- ? 1st Sat Monthly: 10-12 PM
Jackson Chess Club- Green Frog Coffee Co.- Sundays: 2-4 PM
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF JDDC!
Aeneas Internet & Telephone
AT & T
Bank of Jackson
Bobby & Sheila Arnold
First South Bank
Healthy Community, LLC
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere and Bell
Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC
Southwest TN Development District
University of Memphis-Lambuth
Byrd and Byrd Law
The Downtown Tavern
First State Bank
First United Methodist Church
Green Frog Coffee Co, LLC
Roy & Beth Heatherly
Holmes, Rich & Sigler, PC
Horton & Associates
Jackson State Community College
Lee R. Sparks, Attorney at Law
Main Street Publishing
Masterfit Medical Supply
New Southern Apartments
Red Art Studios
Resource Federal Credit Union
RJ Young Company
TEC Environmental Laboratories, Inc.
Thompson & Smith Insurance
The Jackson Symphony
Waldrop & Hall Attorneys
Elegant Events/Lunch at the Lady
Healthy and Happy Naturally
International Rockabilly Hall of Fame Museum
Jim & Jennifer Ferrell
Junkman Scrap Hauling Service
Land Office Realtors
Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association
Nell Huntspon Flower Box
Oz Rare & Used Books
Nelson Community Development Group, LLC?
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Tourism Association of Southwest TN
Jackson Downtown Development Corporation
314 East Main St.
Jackson, TN 38301