September 23, 2019 oooooooo Keeping Fondren Fabulous!

2019


Renaissance

Society

Members


Ashley & Michael Born e

Jean Turner Brewer


M & J Creekmore
Foundation Trust

Nancy & Roy
Campbell


Jennifer & Derek Emerson


Jan & Lawrence
Farrington


Anna & Andy
Frame


The Fenelon Family

Debbie & Jeff
Good

Betsy & Jason
Greener

Danelle & Kendall
Garraway


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


Hollidae Morrison


Nina C. Moss


Jan & Billy
Mounger


Betsy & Bill Nation

Teri & Martin
Newcomb


Amanda & Scott
Overby

Ardarian & David
Pierre


Michelle & David Pharr

Roger Parkes & Pam Garman


Barbara & Barry Plunkett


Becky & Don
Potts

Pat & Joe Ross


Carol & Bill Sneed


Mary Linley & Andrew Sweat


Jimmye & Andy
Sweat

Julia Terry


Belmont & Frank Trapp

Vieux Carre
Apartments

Mary Alice & Donny White

Lisa Wigington &
Dr. Erin Dehon


Molly & Robert Walker 

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Renaissance
Society
Members

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Bridge Clean Up: 9 a.m. Saturday

Join your neighbors at our first Old Canton Road beautification project, Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.

We'll be focusing on the bridge over Eubanks Creek , north of Avondale and south of Tyrone . Meet at the bridge at 9 a.m. with gloves, clippers, loppers and a weed-eater, if you have one. We will supply water, garbage bags and safety vests.

For more information, email Rebecca@fondren.org or call 916-812-5678.
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.
Nations, Emersons honored at event

 Betsy and Bill Nation were recognized Thursday evening as our 2019 Symphony and Sunset Honorees . The Nations daily show their support for their devotion and support for the arts and education through their actions and their strong commitment to Fondren and the greater Jackson community.

Jennifer and Derek Emerson were also recognized as the 2019 Mary Jo McAnally Volunteers of the Year . The Emersons have been instrumental in Fondren's ongoing revitalization efforts and for their foresight and dedication to the first-ever Mississippi Food and Wine Festival, securing Fondren's designation as a Southern culinary destination.
Street Captains to Meet Tuesday night

Street Captains will meet Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at The Cedars. For more information, contact program manager Belmont Trapp.
Our Fondren Neighborhood Association (ONFA) , Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and neighbors of Fondren Park have formed Friends of Fondren Park to kick off a year's worth of activities in the park, including movie nights, concerts and cook-offs. Community gardening programs are also being discussed. Others interested in maximizing the investment in Fondren's only neighborhood park are encouraged to attempt the next FOFP meeting, September 24, 6:30 p.m. at Redeemer Church. Or, email Rebecca .
WellsFest Art Night Tuesday in Fondren

Duling Hall is the site again for WellsFest Art Night , Tuesday.

The event begins with a preview party and buy-now section from 5:30 - 7 p.m. followed by a live auction from 7-9 p.m. The preview party includes music by Bill and Temperance and complimentary refreshments from Table 100. Admission is free to both events. 

Special features this year include artist Ellen Langford creating a painting that will be sold at the end of the auction, and the   auction of a dinner for eight prepared by chefs Robert St. John and David Trigiani in the home of artist Kit Fields and her husband Mark

Fondren artists who have donated art to the donation include Steve Cook, William Goodman, Elizabeth Robinson and Pearl River Glass . Several artists who exhibit at Brown’s Gallery, including Kit Fields and Danny Brunt , have also have contributed art.

Proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Extra Table founded by Robert St. John to support soup kitchens and food pantries in the metro Jackson area. For more information, call 601-353-0658 or visit  www.wellsfest.org
Keeping Fondren Fabulous!

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

Marianne & Ron Veazey (in honor of Bill and Betsy Nation )

Susan & Frank Duke (in honor of Bill and Betsy Nation )

Nancy & Roy Campbell (in honor of Bill and Betsy Nation )

Alison Steiner & David Reynolds


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

September 24 - Street Captain meeting, 5:30 p.m. at The Cedars
September 24 - Friends of Fondren Park, 6:30 p.m. at Redeemer Church
September 26 - COPS, 5:30 p.m., Redeemer Church
September 28 - Keep Old Canton Road Beautiful clean up morning, 9 am., meet at the bridge

October 3 - Fondren after 5
October 15 - OFNA Public Meeting, 5:30 p.m., St. James (speakers: Robert Miller and Dr. Charles Williams)

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