Phil Bryant issues a long overdue message to Mississippi’s Vietnam veterans, many of whom say they have never felt like they received a proper welcome home.
Offering a “Welcome Home” message to Vietnam Veterans, the weekend will be red, white and blue and filled with activity.
When Jill Conner Browne called Randall Wallace earlier today, he didn’t know it would cost him. The Braveheart screenwriter and friend of Browne has been a fan of hers and, now, Zippity Doo DahÂ®, for some time. So when this year’s total came in at $95,553 – a record total, no less – Browne wouldn’t […]
Update: Here’s the weekend map and schedule! January 31, 2013 In a press conference held this morning at Fondren Corner, Fondren Renaissance told ofÂ plans for the third annual Zippity Doo DahÂ® Weekend including the return of the Budweiser Clydesdales and the addition of several new events. Jim Wilkirson, Renaissance executive director; Mangia Bene group’s […]
“Our goal,” Wilkirson says, “is to support and promote the great merchants, restaurants, business entities and neighbors of Fondren. At the end of the day, we’re all about our people and our people make us who we are.”
December 28, 2012 As we close another year and begin anew, Find It In Fondrenâ„¢ is taking a look back at 2012. It seems cliche, because, after all, everyone does a year in review piece. But what’s exciting for us is to realize in such a small space, in such a short time, so much […]
Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, the state’s only children’s hospital, thanked their supporters and recognized over a dozen groups or individuals at their annual Hands of Hope Awards Luncheon in Fondren today. The Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne was honored as was the Fondren Zippity Doo DahÂ® Parade and Festival Weekend. Â Speaking of Browne, […]
Of her self-created royalty, Browne said, “Literally, everything we did from then until today is to purely entertain me.”
Another Zippity Doo DahÂ® ‘mover & shaker’: meet Jeff Good “Do the right thing….and do it in abundance!” That’s what you might hear if you are in Sal & Mookie’s at 4:45pm during the dinner service “line up” meeting. That is Fondrenite and restaurant owner Jeff Good’s mantra, often repeated to staff in an effort […]
We started a series last week, introducing you to Zippity Doo DahÂ® movers and shakers. Here’s a guy who is never in the spotlight – because he’s always shining it… When you see Zippity Doo DahÂ® and Sweet Potato QueensÂ®, what do you think? For some, it’s “what’s with all the circled “R’s”? For Kyle […]