The extensive list of “celebrity readers” for McWillie Elementary’s Read Across America celebration, held recently includes Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Miss Jackson State University, Comelia Walker. Local musical artist Cody Cox shared with the scholars, and Stephen Brown (aka 5th Child) read and shared poetry and spoken word.
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Planning for the Garden Club of Jackson’s Spring Garden Tour 2018 are (from left) Libba Wilkes, Margaret Scott, and Kandy Sims. Enjoy lunch by Primos Cafe in the McNeel garden from 11a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. Reservations are required. For tickets and more information, visit: gardenclubofjackson.com.
Duane O’Neill, president of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. O’Neill discussed new initiatives of the chamber, as well as the challenges facing the business community in the capital city and surrounding areas.
David C. Davis of Madison, associate professor of history at Millsaps College, has been named the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation’s International Perspectives Faculty Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. He will teach in the fall of 2018 a seminar at Millsaps focused on local identities in the global village.
The Rotary Club of Jackson met recently in the Sparkman Auditorium at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan, guest speaker Jack Moriarity, MD, and Alasdair Roe.
Adam Rohnke, senior extension associate for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, was the guest speaker at recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Rohnke discussed the Master Naturalist program that offers scientific, research-based instruction on Mississippi’s natural wonders.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Arthur Corbitt of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Gwenette Corbitt, to Lucas Nicholson Quinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Land Quinn of Union.
The Garden Club of Madison met recently at Madison Garden Center. Nick and Nancy Thompson presented a program on growing and propagating succulents, which have become popular in container gardening. They discussed and showed examples of different shrubs, both flowering and nonflowering, to consider when planning landscape options.
Auditions for the Talisman Club’s vocal scholarships were held recently at the Municipal Art Gallery. Show are (from left) Lucette Bennett, Eva Hart, students Sarah Smith, Gracie Meck, Gregory Vance, Anna Rose Harris and Eliza Warnock. Scholarships will be presented April 19 at the gallery.