October 7, 2019 oooooooo Keeping Fondren Fabulous!
Neighbors work to "beautify" bridge area

Ten Fondren residents gathered near the Old Canton Road bridge area on Sept. 28 for our first "Keep Old Canton Road Beautiful" Work Day. The workers removed 11 garbage bags and 3 truck loads of debris from the area.

The next work day is set for Saturday, October 26, at 9 a.m. We will be focusing on Old Canton Road between Galloway and Hawthorn.

All neighbors are welcome to join the effort. Bring gloves, garden tools, wheel barrows, etc. Safety vests, garbage bags and water will be provided.

A donation of $25 will keep the grass cut and leaves picked up for a week. Send checks to FRF, 4145 Old Canton Road, 39216 or use the donate button below.
2019 Fondren After 5 ends; new plans for 2020

2019's Fondren After 5 ended its 2019 run on Thursday with art, food, live music and salsa dancing! Many thanks to Brandi Lee for coordinating this year's events. And, thanks to sponsors Saltine , Abita, Babalu, Hal and Mal's and New Belgium .
One Medium: Many Expressions

The Mississippi Oil Painters Association presents an exhibit of oil paintings at The Cedars , 4145 Old Canton Road, Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Join MOPA for fine art, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a great night out with other art lovers.
Street Captain program keeps City informed of Fondren issues, needs

More than 20 Street Fondren residents attended the quarterly Street Captain meeting last week at The Cedars to discuss key issues from pot holes to abandoned houses. (See photo above.) In addition to sending reports monthly to city leaders documenting issues that need attention, Street Captain Chair Belmont Trapp recently met with City Engineer Dr. Charles Williams (see photo below) to discuss infrastructure issues and to get an update on improvements to Meadowbrook Road and Old Canton Road. Dr. Williams will be a speaker at the next OFNA meeting on October 15, 5:30 p.m. at St.James Episcopal Church.
Fortner Fund to sponsor Waters Workshop

Fifteen talented high school students from the Jackson Metro area will be treated to a workshop with Wyatt Waters on October 24 at The Cedars.

The workshop is sponsored by the Fortner Fund , created by Laurilyn and Tom Fortner in remembrance of their daughter Frances Anne. The Fortner Fund promotes the arts and arts education in Mississippi.
Raise your hand, give Fondren a hug!

We are fortunate to live and work in a creative, vibrant community with a rich history. But the lifeblood of a successful community is its people - especially those people who are willing to raise their hands to keep the success fresh. 

The year 2020 brings a host of great opportunities to Fondren. We need your help to grab all the possibilities and make them reality. We have volunteer jobs to fit every situation - from one-time event helpers to committee chairs for major projects. Let us know how you want to support Fondren by completing the questionnaire below! Give Fondren a hug by being part of its 2020 work plan.
Keeping Fondren Fabulous!

Thanks to the following neighbors who support FRF with Annual Fund giving:

Frances R. Shields

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

October 8 - FRF Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
October 10 -Mississippi Oil Painters Association Art Opening, Cedars
October 15 - OFNA Public Meeting, 5:30 p.m., St. James (speakers: Robert Miller and Dr. Charles Williams)
October 24 - Fortner Fund presents Wyatt Waters Workshop
October 26 - Keep Old Canton Road Beautiful Work Day, 9 a.m.


Ashley & Michael Borne

Jean Turner Brewer

M & J Creekmore
Foundation Trust

Nancy & Roy

Jennifer & Derek Emerson

Jan & Lawrence

Anna & Andy

The Fenelon Family

Debbie & Jeff

Betsy & Jason

Danelle & Kendall

Frenchie & Buddy Graham

Claudia & Robert Hauberg

Sarah & Randy

Nelma Hayes Ivey

Elta & Jim

Melanie & John Lauderdale

The Dick Molpus Foundation

Mary Eliza & Howard McMillan

Natalie Maynor

Hollidae Morrison

Nina C. Moss

Jan & Billy

Betsy & Bill Nation

Teri & Martin

Amanda & Scott

Ardarian & David

Michelle & David Pharr

Roger Parkes & Pam Garman

Barbara & Barry Plunkett

Becky & Don

Pat & Joe Ross

Carol & Bill Sneed

Mary Linley & Andrew Sweat

Jimmye & Andy

Julia Terry

Belmont & Frank Trapp

Vieux Carre

Mary Alice & Donny White

Lisa Wigington &
Dr. Erin Dehon

Molly & Robert Walker 


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