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541 Wiley Parker Road
Jackson TN 38305


Gather: August 2019


Gather: August 2019

Katie Howerton

Don’t let the summer fun end once 731Day passes! August is full of one-of-a-kind entertainment and so many opportunities to support local non-profits in special ways. Check out our top event suggestions.


Enjoy: A Saturday of free family fun
Baby & Kids Fest

Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Location: Jackson Fairgrounds (800 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: Free!

Always meaning to teach your kids important lessons about health and safety but don’t know where to begin? Let West Tennessee Healthcare do the work for you—and make it fun! Join them at the Fairgrounds for a day of games, learning, and event a Teddy Bear Clinic, all for free!


Endorse: Youth Town’s residential treatment facility
Youth Town Rib Sale

Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Location: West Tennessee Farmers’ Market (91 Market Street)
Cost: Varies

We’re huge supporters of the life-changing work that happens at Youth Town, and every year they sell ribs to raise money for their residential treatment facility. Stop by the farmers’ market on August 31 to purchase some meat for your fam, knowing that the profits are going to an incredible local non-profit. Can’t make it? Don’t worry—they’ll be back at the market in December.

Learn more about Youth Town on our podcast.


Explore: Everything you could need for a wedding
West TN Bridal Festival

Date: Sunday, August 11
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Carl Perkins Civic Center (400 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: $5 for individuals; $20 for groups of five

Every bride needs some help planning a wedding, but the West TN Bridal Festival is going to be a step above your traditional bridal show. In addition to the fashion show hosted by Rina’s Bridal Boutique, guests will also get to enjoy dozens of Instagram photo opps, endless door prizes, and even a mock wedding utilizing the various event vendors—wow! Best of all, all proceeds go to the STAR Center right here in Jackson.

Read more about Rina’s and the STAR Center on our blog.


Exercise: Your Cornhole skills
Cornhole'n for CASA presented by TIPS!

Date: Friday, August 23
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Location: West Tennessee Farmers’ Market (91 Market Street)
Cost: Sponsorships range $100-$850

The awesome non-profit fun continues with Cornhole’n for CASA presented by TIPS! Support foster care in our community with a little friendly competition. Whether you’re interested in lane sponsorship or recruiting a full team, there’s plenty of ways to participate. And who knows? You might just go home with the $1,000 grand prize!

Learn more about CASA on our podcast.


Experience: A true Girl’s Night Out
Take Your Girls Night Out Shopping!

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Location: The Woman’s Clinic PA (244 Coatsland Drive)
Cost: $10

Who says ten bucks can’t make for a great night out with your girlfriends? The Woman’s Clinic PA is gearing up for their 5k in October, and they’re raising funds in the funnest way possible: a night of shopping! Enjoy all kinds of local food and pop-up booths from your favorite shops all in one place.

Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Katie Howerton moved to Jackson in 2011 to study Graphic Design and Drawing at Union University. She discovered Our Jackson Home in January 2015 and used it as a guinea pig for her senior design project, creating the first issue of Our Jackson Home: The Magazine. After graduating she was given leadership over Our Jackson Home at theCO, where she now runs the blog, designs the magazine, and coordinates events. She lives with her husband Jordan and daughter November in Midtown and loves her community at City Fellowship Baptist Church.