Whitney Grant was one of the featured speakers at this morning’s Koinonia Friday Forum. If you haven’t heard, some Jacksonians are working hard to breathe new life into the abandoned Coca Cola plant on Highway 80. The Jackson Free Press hosted its Best of Jackson Awards Party there in January, and in May, an event will take place there that has expanded from New York City, to Boston, to…yep, Jackson, Mississippi!
And that brings us back to Whitney. Whitney is among a steering committee of 15 Jacksonians who are planning Figment Jackson. We won’t go into detail about the Figment event in May, but if you want more info, visit our previous post.
What we will say in this post is that this will be something new, different, and REALLY COOL for Jackson. AND, the effort is pushed by a cadre of volunteers. That’s right, no one involved in this project is paid, and no one who shows up to participate in Figment is charged admission.
If you’d like a taste of what Figment will be like, Figment Jackson along with the Jackson Bike Advocates are hosting a Party at the Plant on 80 this Sunday, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event is free to the public and is a potluck of activity. For instance, want to grill out? Grills will be on site, just bring your meat (or veggies) and some friends and go for it.
Ramps will be available for those who’d like to skateboard, and music will be provided by DJ Young Venom and DJ Hot & Lonely.
So if you’re looking for something to do Sunday, swing on by the Plant on 80. The address is 1421 Highway 80 West.
P.S. Here’s a video that Whitney premiered to us during this morning’s Forum. It’ll give you a better idea about the purpose of Figment: