September 9, 2019 oooooooo Keeping Fondren Fabulous!





Ashley & Michael Born e

Jean Turner Brewer

M & J Creekmore
Foundation Trust

Nancy & Roy

Jennifer & Derek Emerson

Jan & Lawrence

The Fenelon Family

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

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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OPENING NIGHT of the 8th Annual Juried Art Show at The Cedars . The show can be viewed Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. through the month of September. This year's exhibition was juried by international award-winning artist Laurin McCracken and evolved from 300 entries from more than 100 artists across the state. This year's exhibition was underwritten by Jan and Lawrence Farrington and Butler Snow, LLP . Click HERE for a list of winners in each category.
FRF Business Directory & Map needs your info

The Fondren Business Directory and Map is scheduled for distribution on November 1. Fondren Businesses and Services: to make sure your information is included and up-to-date, please complete the Directory Form below.
Frances Fortner Mural Now a Fondren Landmark

The mural commissioned by Laurilyn and Tom Fortner is now an official landmark in the Fondren Business District on the south wall of Fondren Corner. The mural features 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 ., spearheaded the project in conjunction with the Fondren Renaissance Foundation, with artistic input from Laurilyn Fortner, Frances' mother.
Skateboarders tackle Fondren Hill on Saturday!

Slalom skateboarders from 9 states were in Fondren on Saturday, competing in the Luna Slalom Jam competition on Fondren Hill, sponsored by Visit Mississippi , Swell-o-Phonic , Roosters , Visit Jackson and Browns Fine Art and Framing .
Symphony at Sunset returns for 18th Year

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, returns to The Cedars for its 18th outdoor concert on September 19th, with a full program of pops music and light classics. The concert is free to the public and made possible by the Fondren Renaissance Foundation and Blue Cross.

Lawn opens at 6 p.m., concert begins at dusk, around 7 p.m.

This year's Symphony at Sunset will honor Betsy and Bill Nation for their many contributions to the Fondren community. The Mary Jo McAnally Volunteer of the Year recipients are Jennifer and Derek Emerson .

A number of corporate tables are available for $1,500 and include reserved seating for 8 with box dinners and libations with two reserved parking passes on the grounds of The Cedars . To reserve a corporate table, EMAIL by Friday, September 13.

The symphony will round out the evening with music from the Magnificent Seven, a tribute to Elvis Presley, compositions and arrangements by Henry Mancini and John Williams.

Blankets, chairs, picnics are welcome!
The Cedars: It's not just for weddings

I t's for parties, fund-raisers, family reunions or just hanging out with favorite friends on the front porch! With the holidays approaching, take advantage of our Viking kitchen to prepare your holiday feast. Call Cedars Curator, Kay at 601-953-8541 or click here for more information.
Keeping Fondren Fabulous!

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

September 10 - FRF Board Meeting
September 16 - Pizza in the Park (RSVP:
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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