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Parham Bridges Park upgrade planned

LeFleur East Foundation is leading the efforts for these improvements to Parham Bridges Park that will be very beneficial to the entire area.  To read the news story at MS NEWS NOW, click the following link:

Upgrades planned for Parham Bridges Park

Here is the news story video from MS News Now:

Video – Parham Bridges Park upgrades planned


To donate to LeFleur East Foundation and support this and other important projects and efforts please click below:

DONATE TO LEFLEUR EAST

 


Goodwill in LeFleur East

Stacey Jordan, our Executive Director had the honor and pleasure to meet with David Hollingsworth – the President and CEO of Goodwill Mississippi. Stacey wanted to meet with David to learn more about Goodwill, its mission and the impact that Goodwill has on LeFleur East and the Jackson area as a whole.

Goodwill of Mississippi was born in 1957 and the store in LeFleur East opened in April 2016. Goodwill has for mission to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to obtain employment.

The jobs created by Goodwill fosters a stronger community by providing services and support to individuals who want to work but have encountered challenges to obtaining employment through conventional methods.

The Goodwill in LeFleur East focuses on giving people a second chance and changing lives for the better. Goodwill has a great education system in place that allows employees to finish school or go back to school and get a new degree. We often forget or do not understand the mission behind Goodwill which is a shame because their mission is great – Goodwill has brick-and-mortars stores to employ people with disabilities or give them a second chance, help them achieve their goals and create new opportunities for them.

Each item donated to Goodwill will either be sold at the store in LeFleur East, in one of two Goodwill Outlet stores (located in Metro Center and Centre Park stores) or they will sold as cleaning cloths or sold to salvage brokers who market the goods to developing countries internationally. Items donated to Goodwill will do some good along the way.

We are so glad Stacey could learn more about Goodwill and officially welcome them to the neighborhood. If you are doing a Fall cleaning or need fun items for Halloween, be sure to stop by there – everyone is so welcoming and will be thrilled to help you out!

Quick information about Goodwill in LeFleur East:

  • They need men’s clothes, shoes and household items.
  • Their hours are: Monday-Saturday / 10am-8pm.
  • They provide a pick-up service if you cannot carry the items to the store.
  • They have a great collection of Halloween items.

Wellsfest 2017

Wellsfest this Saturday!

For more information, click here!

September 2017 Newsletter

Meet our newest board member!

Clay Hays
LeFleur East welcomes its newest Board member J. Clay Hays, Jr., M.D. Dr. Hays grew up in Jackson, completed medical school at UMC, and still resides in Jackson. Dr. Hays is a cardiologist with Jackson Heart Clinic located at St. Dominic Hospital.

Dr. Hays is invested in the LeFleur East and surrounding communities in many ways and has a passion for caring for his home, his family and all around it. He is into many outdoor and healthy activities as is shown through his work, along with David Pharr, on the forthcoming multi-purpose trails in this area. He wants this area to be multi-generational as that lends itself to having a more vibrant and beneficial urban environment. Dr. Hays knows that beautification, landscaping, communication and commitment to home are what LeFleur East is all about. He further believes that Jackson needs to remain a stable base for the entire metro area to launch from and that cynics never lead. He says that LeFleur East breeds that kind of interdependence and commitment, and he is very glad to be a part of it.

We welcome Dr. Clay Hays to the LeFleur East Board of Directors!


MS Science Fest is happening soon!

The 2017 Mississippi Science Fest (MSF), presented by C Spire, is a fun, hands-on event hosted by the four museums of the LeFleur Museum District (LMD) in Jackson, Mississippi on September 22-23, 2017.

Each museum is hosting unique, interactive activities on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

·     MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

·     Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum

·     Mississippi Children’s Museum

·     Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Get more information here.


News from Highland Village Shopping Center

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson named Official Automotive Partner of Highland Village

The Highland Village Shopping Center has named Mercedes-Benz of Jackson its Official Automotive Partner. The partnership creates immediate cross promotional opportunities for both brands, including Mercedes-Benz of Jackson permanently displaying three luxury vehicles – two Mercedes-Benz and one Porsche – on-site throughout the Highland Village property.

 

Read more here.

 

 

Courtney Peters Interior Design opens a new store location!

Courtney Peters is an artist and interior designer with a new boutique showroom in Jackson, MS.

She has an Art degree from the University of Mississippi, and has continued her education in Interior Design. This has given her the necessary technical skills of drafting, and space planning to create functionality in designs for clients.

Courtney believes in creating spaces that are made for family lifestyles; to be used and enjoyed, functional and refined; while utilizing all the space given in a home!

Courtney bought this new building on March 1st, and began remodeling. This was a dream of Courtney to own a store in a “house setting”.

For her, this new building is truly a dream come true!

Their grand opening was August 24th, and they are off to a great start!

Come by to see Courtney for interior design needs, and home furnishings items. She also has items for gifts and pick ups. She wants everyone to enjoy shopping in the new space!

 

Eaton’s Aplos Restaurant to debut in 2018

Aplos Restaurant, a fast fine dining concept that is the concept of Alex Eaton, executive chef and owner of The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen in Jackson, will debut at Highland Village in Jackson in 2018.

 

Read more here.

 

August 2017 Newsletter