The 28th annual Taste of Mississippi, a benefit for Stewpot Community Services, was held recently at Highland Village. The event featured culinary delights from 45 restaurants, a silent auction, and live music by Pryor and the Tombstones and Hunter Gibson and the Gators.
Heartstrings Gala, an annual benefit for the McClean Fletcher Grief Center for Children, was held recently in the home of Paula and Randy James.
Operation Shoestring will host Shoestring Summer Fling featuring Southern Komfort Brass Band at Duling Hall, June 4, from 7 to 10 p.m., during the first all-day Fondren’s First Thursday, with vendors and family-friendly entertainment lining the streets starting at 11 a.m.
The Madison County Business League and Foundation hosted the annual League and Legislature luncheon recently at the Old Capitol Inn. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch presented a special tribute to Rep. Rita Martinson. Speaker Philip Gunn gave the keynote address.
Fondren Renaissance Foundation celebrates its 15th year of Arts, Eats & Beats May 21 in downtown Fondren. This year’s event will honor its original format of gallery and specialty stores paired with area restaurants and musical offerings.