“I love showing off Jackson. I grew up here and it’s home for me. Fondren is unique and becoming more successful everyday. It’s a magical place.”
“To have them once in the weekend’s five year history is impressive, but for them to have been here three times – it’s just unheard of.”
Zippity Doo DahÂ®Â organizersÂ say a new record has been set. Parade committee lead and Fondren Renaissance Executive Director Jim Wilkirson said by phone that theÂ crowdÂ estimates coming in show that 15-20,000 peopleÂ enjoyedÂ theÂ nighttimeÂ parade. “Overwhelmed”, he says of the sheer numbers Fondren saw on Saturday for the event that featured the Sweet Potato QueensÂ®, theÂ BudweiserÂ Clydesdales and the Sonic Boom. […]
The 36th annual Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade will see the return of the Sweet Potato Queens and a Beatles’ themed, Robert St. John lead parade.
From new buildings to new owners, anniversaries and awards, here’s a look back at the past twelve months – the year in review – in Jackson’s Hippest Neighborhood™, Fondren.
We’ve hand picked a collection of photos from The Big Hat Brunch, Bluz Boys and Clydesdales, carnival and ZDD Parade.
Patty Peck Honda has a long history of giving back to the community,” says Donna Ransdell, the dealership’s digital marketing manager.
Part of that gift included a 2014 Ford E350 van, highly customized and specially equipped for the hospital’s palliative care unit’s daily use.
“I’m hooked up in Fondrenism,” Barry Plunkett laughed. “I moved here and bought a business here. I’m trying to get healed,” he says of the neighborhood called Fondren.
Take a look back at photos from Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend, 2014, complete with a parade, carnival, 5k, character breakfast and more.