West Jackson Needs Your Votes

A few competitions have popped up on the internet that can be of great benefit to West Jackson schools, businesses, people, and organizations.  When you get a chance, make sure that you visit these websites and submit your vote for West Jackson candidates.  The competitions are as follows:

KaBoom! Play Day

West Jackson’s Pecan Park Elementary School is in a national competition to win a $10,000 grant from KaBoom!, Mott’s, and Play60. Supporters can vote once every 24 hours until 5 p.m. November 30th.

Registration on the KaBoom! website is required to vote. Right now, Pecan Park is in 8th Place, so they REALLY need your vote to pull this off.  Click here to help Pecan Park win. Also, make sure to view the related post.

The Power to Care by Entergy

The Mississippi Food Network, located just off Gallatin Street in West Jackson is in the running to win $25,000 from Entergy’s Power To Care campaign.

The Mississippi Food Network is competing against 4 other nonprofit organizations in Mississippi.  At this time, the group is in last place with 45 votes. You must have a Facebook account to vote. The deadline to vote is December 31st.

Jackson Free Press’s Best of Jackson Awards

This competition is all about bragging rights.  Submit your recommendations for at least 20 categories in this competition to help JFP determine the Best of Jackson. The deadline to vote is December 15th.

Last year’s winners/good showings from West Jackson were:

Best College Band: Jackson State University

Best High School Band: Provine High School (good showing)

Best Non-Profit Organization: Stewpot Community Services

Best Local TV Preacher: Paul Williams, Metro East Church of Christ (good showing)

Best Cheap Thrill: The Jackson Zoo (good showing)

Best Place for People Watching: Metrocenter Mall (good showing) [by the way, I still haven’t determined whether the Metorcenter is in West or South Jackson. Southwest maybe?]

Best Burger: Stamps Super Burger (2nd Place)

Best French Fries: Stamps Super Burger (3rd Place)

Best Place for Coffee: Koinonia Coffee House (Good Showing)

Best Alternative to Walmart: McDade’s (2nd Place)

Best Place for Ice Cream: Koinonia Coffee House (Good Showing)

Best Plate Lunch: McDade’s (Good Showing)

Best Soul Food: Collins Dream Kitchen (Good Showing)

Best Catfish: Eddie & Ruby’s Snack Bar (Good Showing)

Best Hole In The Wall: Crechale’s (3rd Place)

Best Wings: Wing Stop (2nd Place)

Best GLBT Hangout: Club Metro Reloaded




That’s it! Now go and make your vote count!

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