The City of Jackson runoff election for mayor is today. We are encouraging everyone to get out and vote. Here are the two candidates’ websites http://www.jonathanleeforjackson.com and http://www.electlumumbamayor.com for more information about their campaigns.
Do you ever wonder what you could do with an empty parking lot? Well the Jackson Metro Center Mall has came up with a clever way to utilize their parking lot this weekend, by booking the UniverSoul Circus. This is an innovative and inspiring way to utilize this open parking lot. Come join in all the creative and fun festivities happening in your neighborhood!
UniverSoul Circus has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style that is inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. The 2013 edition of UniverSoul Circus the “MASH IT UP” tour features seven beautiful bone-bending contortionists from Ethiopia, a dazzling ice skating act from right here in the USA, and a powerful pole act from Cuba that will be performing in Jackson in the parking lot behind Metro Center Mall, May 17-19, 2013.
Friday, May 17 at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18 at 12 noon, 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster via http://www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Children under 1 are FREE
Dr. Reddix decided to build the home when he was nearing retirement. The home is 3,000 square feet and has a basement. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bedrooms down stairs, and there is a separate apartment for students.
Dr. Reddix graduated with a Civil Engineering degree in 1927 from Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked closely with a local architect named James T. Canizaro Sr. (His son James Canizaro Jr. is still running the architecture firm in Downtown Jackson). Together they worked on the architectural design and drafted the floor plan.
The house was constructed by Jackson State University students in the Industrial Arts Department. The head of the Industrial Arts Department was Mr. J. Y. Woodard. Jacob Reddix worked closely with the students and Mr. Woodard and helped with the design and construction of the house. The assembly of the home was a practical exercise for the students in which they received grades for their work. They performed tasks such as brick lying, cabinet making, and floor instillation.
The home was completed in 1962 and Mr. and Mrs. Reddix lived in the home for the duration of their lives. Dr. Reddix passed away in 1973 and his wife, Daisy Reddix lived in the home until 2006, when she passed away at 106 years old. Their daughter, Shirley Reddix inherited the property and still owns the property today.
Thank you for playing WESTerday Trivia!
Located on Valley Street, this West Jackson home was built by one of Jackson State University’s presidents.
A. Dr. John A. Peoples
B. Dr. Jacob L. Reddix
C. Dr. Zachary T. Hubert
D. Dr. James E. Lyons Sr.
Answer will be given at 4 p.m. Who do you think it is?
Handmade Body Art by Ras Tree: Exclusive Truck Show and Jewelry Making Party – 6:30-9 p.m.
Gallery1 invites you to a special viewing of new handmade pieces by Ras Tree from St. Louis, Missouri. Bring your own gem stones, broken jewelry and vintage pieces and make them brand new! Music will be provided by DJ Young Venom. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery1 is located at 1100 John R. Lynch St., suite 4, Jackson. They can be reached at 601-960-9250.
Jackson residents, Gregory and Dorthy Green teamed up with their cousins from California, Saddit and Mia Green, and decided to renovate former Cotton Bowl Lanes on John R. Lynch Street. The new bowling alley opened at the end of April under its new name “Metro 24 Bowling Center.” The building has been vacant for about a year now leaving the West Jackson area without a fun form of entertainment. The full refurbished bowling alley features 24 lanes as before but also a restaurant, an arcade and an area to host parties and other activities. A room with pool tables is also in the works. Metro 24 Bowling Center’s hours are as follows: 4:00pm-10:00pm weekdays and 4:00pm-midnight weekends. They can be reached at 601-354-5738.
Hello West Jackson! The Westjxn blog was designed to notify you about all the POSITIVE things going on in West Jackson. The blog is being updated by the Center for University Based Development (CUBD) at Jackson State University. CUBD has gone through some staff changes and this is why the blog has not been updated recently. But good news is, we are back! We will be posting something every week, so please stay tuned for all the positivity!
Free Event at JSU – Rose McCoy Auditorium
Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.
Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission through their stories, music and dance. Watoto choirs act as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa.