Events

Queen Announces Zippity Doo Dah Event

Queen Announces Zippity Doo Dah Event

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation is proud to announce the first annual Zippity Doo Dah® Parade Weekend in Fondren for the benefit of Mississippi’s only children’s hospital, Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Fondren. The inaugural family friendly event will bring thousands to Fondren over the weekend of March 24-26, 2011, culminating with the Zippity […]

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Press Conference Thursday for Zippity Doo Dah®

Press Conference Thursday for Zippity Doo Dah®

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation, along with all Fondren organizations, will hold a press conference like no other on Thursday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. outside the Fondren Corner building, 2906 North State Street, to announce plans for the inaugural Zippity Doo Dah® Parade Weekend in Fondren, a fundraiser for Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children […]

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circa. to Welcome Pianist George Winston

circa. to Welcome Pianist George Winston

A nationally acclaimed pianist with local roots will launch an international children’s foundation with two February concerts in Fondren. circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING will present George Winston February 25 and 26 for an intimate evening of instrumental contemporary piano. Both shows are fundraisers for the Winston Project, an organization whose aim is to help disadvantaged […]

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Help Tour Motors Through Neighboring Belhaven

Help Tour Motors Through Neighboring Belhaven

Skeeter, Aibileen, Miss Hilly, Elizabeth, Stuart, and more walked the streets of Jackson through Kathryn Stockett’s New York Times best selling book The Help. While the social climate has drastically changed, some of the places throughout the book have not. Now you can download a driving tour through the streets of the Historic Belhaven neighborhood […]

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Fondren Leaders: Calling All Volunteers!

Fondren Leaders: Calling All Volunteers!

It may seem months away – or galaxies away, but Jeff Good says it can be done. He is referring to the seemingly insurmountable task of helping to pull together a big weekend in Fondren, just ten weeks away as the Sweet Potato Queens® descend upon the neighborhood. In a planning meeting Monday night at […]

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Queens Seeking Volunteers for Fondren Event

Queens Seeking Volunteers for Fondren Event

Fab businesses and residents are needed to insure the success of the first annual Zippity Doo Dah® parade. Yes, this the Sweet Potato Queens® annual descent upon Jackson is a major feature of this weekend, but it is about so much more than that. Every aspect of this event is geared to raise funds for the […]

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Still Finding Fondren!

Still Finding Fondren!

When we think of Fondren, we think of these great Find It In Fondren sponsors, the ones who make this Jackson’s hippest neighborhood! Whether for one of the area’s best burgers, blue plates, salads or red beans and rice, Rooster’s is a popular spot to dine and enjoy the atmosphere of Fondren. With house made […]

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More Ways to Find Fondren!

More Ways to Find Fondren!

In our five part post-Christmas series, we take time to reintroduce you to the folks who make Fondren fabulous! These are our advertisers, and the folks we hope you will think of doing business with  when you are in the neighborhood. Custom Optical is located in the Woodland Hills Shopping Center near Brent’s. Trish Hammons, […]

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Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Congratulations and an early Christmas gift are in order for Charles Gomer, a Fondren resident who “found Fonzy” and won the Fondren Renaissance Foundation’s holiday giveaway! FRF Consultant Jim Wilkirson said the winning entrant spotted Fonzy at Kolb’s Cleaners and logged on to Fondren.org. When he reported the reindeer’s location, he was registered to win […]

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