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Ashley & Michael Borne

Jean Turner Brewer

M & J Creekmore
Foundation Trust

Nancy & Roy Campbell

Jennifer & Derek Emerson

The Fenelon Family

Betsy & Jason Greener

Danelle & Kendall

Frenchie & Buddy Graham

Claudia & Robert Hauberg

Sarah & Randy Hines

Nelma Hayes Ivey

Elta & Jim Johnston

Melanie & John Lauderdale

The Dick Molpus Foundation

Mary Eliza & Howard McMillan

Natalie Maynor

Jan & Billy Mounger

Betsy & Bill Nation

Teri & Martin

Michelle & David Pharr

Roger Parkes & Pam Garman

Barbara & Barry Plunkett

Becky & Don Potts

Carol & Bill Sneed

Mary Linley & Andrew Sweat

Jimmye & Andy Sweat

Belmont & Frank Trapp

Mary Alice & Donny White

Lisa Wigington &
Dr. Erin Dehon

Molly & Robert Walker 

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Prepping for the Juried Art Show at The Cedars

Photo time for FRF volunteers working on the 8th Annual Juried Art Show at The Cedars . The exhibit opens Sept. 5 with a reception starting at 6 p.m. The show can be viewed Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. through the month of September. This year's exhibition is juried by international award-winning artist Laurin McCracken and evolved from 300 entries from more than 100 artists across the state.

New Mural
In Fondren

The public art scene in Fondren will soon have a new addition. In collaboration with Fondren Renaissance , Laurilyn and Tom Fortner have commissioned a mural on the outside of Fondren Corner. The mural will feature a self-portrait created by the Fortners' daughter, Frances , who was killed in a May 2018 car accident. Scott Allen of A Plus Signs & Creative, Inc ., is spearheading the project with artistic input from Laurilyn Fortner . " Frances was a Fondren girl so we really wanted the mural to be in Fondren," said Laurilyn . Read more about the mural project in the Sept. 9 newsletter, and keep up with mural progress on FRF's Facebook page :
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Family Friendly:
Slalom Skate-boarding
in Fondren

Catch world-class slalom skateboard racing on Sept. 7, noon - 8 pm. , on Fondren Place Hill. There will be bands, beer, SK8 demos and activities for the entire family. Pictured: Ricky Byrd and son, Josh Byrd ; both will be competing on Sept. 7. Josh is the 2003 and 2004 junior world champion slalom skater.
Welcome to Fondren!

The Law firm of Stracener Neely , long-time fans of the Fondren area, has relocated its office to Fondren Corner. Photographed in their new office on the second floor: from right, Eric Stracener and Andrew Neely .

Neely is also a board member of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation .
Trace Swartzfager
joins FRF Board

Trace Swartzfager, Vice President of Business Development for St. Dominic Hospital has joined the Board of Directors for the Fondren Renaissance Foundation. Trace has been with St. Dominic's since 1996.

A native of Laurel, Trace is s responsible for leading the hospital’s strategic planning, marketing, communications, physician relations and clinical outreach programs
Precinct 4 Crime Stats, to date

  • 462 arrests year to date
  • 75 felony arrests year to date
  • 387 Misdemeanor arrests year to date
  • 13 juvenile arrests year to date
  • 4 DUI arrests year to date
  • 23,493 calls for police service

Precinct 4 is located in Northeast Jackson, totaling 22 miles and 45,406 people.

And the winners are ...

Margaret Ierubino is the winner of the Mississippi Brewery Gift Bag . Her name was drawn at the recent FRF Board of Director' s meeting from all the BeerFest survey participants. Margaret recently relocated from Florida to be Store Manager of Kohl's in Flowood.

The winner of 2020 Food and Wine Dinner is Susan Gadd .

Thanks to everyone who completed surveys and provided invaluable information to be used for planning next year's events.

Keeping Fondren Fabulous!

Thanks to the following neighbors for their contribution to the FRF Annual Fund!

  • George and Bette Fair
  • Beverly McMillan
  • Larry Franklin
  • Will and Madeline Nichols
  • Lee and Charles Parrott
  • Ann Pace
  • Susan Howell

FRF accepts contributions of all sizes! Help us Keep Fondren Fabulous with a tax deductible contribution today!
Calendar for September / October

September 5 - Juried Art Show Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., The Cedars
September 5 - 27 - Juried Art Exhibition, open to public, The Cedars
September 7, noon - 8 p.m. - Luna Slalom Jam on Fondren Place Hill
September 10 - FRF Board Meeting
September 19 - Symphony at Sunset, (lawn opens at 6 p.m., concert at dusk) The Cedars
September 24 - Street Captain meeting, 5:30 p.m. at The Cedars
September 26 - COPS, 5:30 p.m., Redeemer Church

October 15 - OFNA Public Meeting, 5:30 p.m., St. James (speakers: Robert Miller and Dr. Charles Williams)

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