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Fondren Unwrapped 2010 fONDREN

Join us this year as BankPlus again presents Fondren Unwrapped - the official start to the neighborhood holiday season! 5:00 p.m. An old fashioned Christmas tree lighting on Duling Lawn with carols from the worldrenowned Jim Hill High School Choir. Grab some hot chocolate and listen to the BankPlus Concert Series hosted by St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Inside the church sanctuary, this year's concert features: 5:30 p.m. Jim Hill High School Choir 6:00 p.m. Mississippi Girl Choir.


Afterwards, travel up BankPlus Avenue (Duling Ave.) where you will find The Market in Fondren merchants, 42 artists and craftsmen set up on the street. Stroll along with fellow residents and visitors throughout all of Fondren as the shops and restaurants come alive for the holiday season.

The word is Santa will be dropping in to visit with children on BankPlus Avenue (Duling Ave.)! Presented by BankPlus, FAB (Fondren Association of Businesses) and the Fondren Renaissance Foundation.

Find Fonzy the Fondren Reindeer and Win $500 to spend at Fondren merchants! Contest begins November 18th during Fondren Unwrapped


Beginning with Fondren Unwrapped on November 18 th, Fonzy the Fondren Reindeer will begin to appear throughout the Fondren District.

This life-size reindeer, complete with a Fondren logo blanket, will take flight every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Where will she be – where will she go?

Look throughout the neighborhood merchants for sightings and then log onto www.fondren.org to register for your chance to win $500 in Fondren merchant gift cards, to be given away on Christmas Eve when Fonzy heads back to the North Pole.

You may log on to the site each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to register for the drawing - but you must know where the reindeer is located to enter. Take this time to support your Fondren merchants and start a new tradition with your family: Find Fonzy the Fondren Reindeer!

Fonzy the Fondren Reindeer is brought to you by the merchants of Fondren and the Fondren Renaissance Foundation.

Getting there on the FONDREN TROLLEY!


It's the holiday celebration everyone looks forward to, and the Fondren Express is giving free rides!

Fondren Unwrapped, the annual Fondren Renaissance holiday open house, takes place on November 18 and the trolley will be on route. We'll run our neighborhood route and that means that from 5pm-9pm, you'll be able to board the trolley for free.

We'll take you to the heart of the party! The sounds of the season will be blasting and the heat will be toasting...and you won't have to search for parking! Look for our trolley signs to locate your nearest stop. And see the map at our website, FondrenExpress.com.

Here are block-by-block highlights from participating merchants.


BankPlus Avenue (Duling Avenue) FONDREN ART GALLERY, #601 Corner of N. State & Duling -- follow the sounds of the 'Blues' Entertainment - "Yall's Blue Band" out front Door prize - $50. Gift Certificate @ Logan Farms in Maywood Refreshments - Wine Featured Gift Item - $50 watercolor birds by Richard McKey

Duling School, on Duling Ave. TULIP FLORAL STUDIO $5 bouquets and fun botanical gifts.

Woodland Hills Plaza, corner of Duling Ave. and Old Canton Rd. BRENT’S SODA FOUNTAIN Sliders and beer, along with regular menu.

Fondren Place Building - Lower Floor - enter on Duling Ave. 3100 N. State FISCHER GALLERIES Will be showing off new paintings by: William Goodman, Charles Carraway, Baxter Knowlton, Susan Russell, Jack Garner, Caroline Goodman, Liefy Hogg Smith, George Ann McCullough, Evelyn Gray, Jack Kotz, Maureen Donelly, Wayne Packer, AND MORE!!!!! We will be serving Chocolate Truffles & Bubbly to welcome the HOLIDAYS!

JOAN HAWKINS ART & INTERIORS – Design for Living 40% off sofas & chairs in stock

Mitchell Avenue


# 425 - THE SHOEBAR @ PIECES 6 – 9 p.m. Howard Jones playing Dixieland jazz. 6:30 p.m. Join us to second line with the band down Mitchell to State St. corner at Join the fun! Enjoy a hot dog with Conrad's famous homemade chili and shop till you drop!!! Start your Christmas shopping here and save 30% on our entire jewelry collection.

Fondren Corner Building, 2906 North State Street GLASSHOUSE Fondren Corner Lobby Refreshments! Showcasing Holiday Ornaments made from recycled bottle rings, new glass ZenChimes/windchimes, wall hangings and jewelry by Elizabeth Robinson and Kay Holloway. Also new Christmas bottle tree by Stephanie Dwyer. Orders welcome!

JACKSON FREE PRESS/BOOM Fondren Corner Lobby-- door prizes, giveaways, etc.

Fondren Place #607 – FONDREN GUITARS 6 p.m. Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Taylor Griffith 7 p.m. The Rock Band takes the stage with rock classics by artists such as The Beatles, Chuck Berry, and Stevie Wonder.

Fondren Guitars is hosting its first ever Rock Band Concert. Rock Band is a new program at Fondren Guitars, taking advanced musical students and giving them a next level opportunity by putting them together in groups to rehearse and perform under the professional direction of Jason Bruce, teacher at Fondren Guitars. Our first Rock Band consists of 8 talented students between the ages of 12 and 16, some of whom are performing for the very first time. They've been rehearsing for 6 weeks and are performing a set of There will also be our famous burgers being served, along with giveaways and other fun.


630 - BROWN'S FINE ART & FRAMING Opening of THE BIG "little" SHOW featuring new work 16 x 20 and smaller by all of the gallery artists, featuring Andrew Bucci, Jackie Meena, Dick Ford and Sandy Hubler to name a few. A 10% discount is also being given on all purchases in the gallery through December 31st. We will welcome back to Brown's the phenomenal EDEN BRENT, International Blues Music recording artist. Mississippi themed food will adorn our table and as always a great time will be had by all. Fondren Court, AKA Rainbow Plaza, Old Canton Road at Fondren Place CIRCA. Celebration of its Grand Opening during Fondren Unwrapped. The event will feature artist Virginia Weathersby, and GardenMama Nellie Niel, will be on hand to kick off circa.garden. Bring your ticket to the event to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to circa. where you can find the best in artisan items for your home, body, garden, and your entire lifestyle! Print your free tickets at circaliving.com. ST. MARTIN'S GALLERY Antiques and interiors Refreshments!

FAIR TRADE GREEN it's our birthday! Fair Trade Green has been open 1 year and we are going to celebrate! The Fair Trade Green elf will be walking around N. State St. and all around Fondren, in and out of businesses giving away a Keep Fondren Funky sticker with a special 10% discount coupon on the back good for that night only. Mention that you read about the discount in this newsletter, and receive same 10% discount. In the Plaza area we are partnering with Rainbow to have lots of information available (Rainbow will close at the usual time of 7pm.) and we'll be serving birthday cake and wine there.

Fondren Village, at the corner of Old Canton Rd. & Fondren Pl.

THE PAPER PLACE AND THE TOY PLACE Christmas items, toys, dolls, books for children We have stationery, gifts, bridal registry, crystal, china, paper plates & napkins. Also, toys for children, plush animals, dolls, puzzles, books. We will offer refreshments and a door prize!


North State Street #2720 - SUN GALLERY TANNING STUDIO We will be offering 25% off all Holiday Gift Certificates. We are a tanning salon also offering the best airbrush tanning in Jackson!

SAL & MOOKIE’S 565 Taylor Street, just off N. State St. Open all night with drink specials and musical entertainment… AVEN WHITTINGTON, OUR CATERER EXTRAORDINAIRE FRONTING HIS BAND THE HUSTLERS

DESIGN INTERIORS 524 Lorenz Blvd, off N. State St. behind Que Se The holiday season is just around the corner! Join us in getting a jump start on your holiday gift shopping and decor by visiting our showroom to see our new arrivals of Christmas decorations marked 50% off and a sidewalk sale with 75% off savings. Prices are marked especially for this event so don't miss out. There will be food, drinks and music all unwrapped to help you kick off this year's holiday season. Special features will be Ghana Goods (original African artwork and jewelry), Sweet Stuff, LL (chocolate covered treats - introducing some new gourmet creations) and get a signed copy of Bringing Forth Virtue, by author and speaker Ana Gilleylen. By joining us, you will also have a chance to enter your name in Santa stocking to win one of three gifts to be given away! #2914 - SNEAKY BEANS Great coffee drinks and more!

#3000 - TREEHOUSE BOUTIQUE Refreshments and Fun! Women’s clothing and gifts for all the special people on your list!

#3003/3007 - WELLS' CLEANERS AND SE LOCK & KEY


Invite you to join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment and shopping. Let's Rock Out with Gail and Terry Thompson as we enjoy the 150' Projection Screen with over hundreds of videos and music from the 50's 60's 70' 80's 90's and all of today's hottest music.

SIT BY THE FIRE AS WE PASS THE MIC AROUND YOUNG OR OLD THE SINGING GETS BETTER AS THE NIGHT GROWS OLD!!!!

Enjoy the "WONDERFUL" food from the "PIZZA SHACK' A special Thank You to Larry and Mike!

"Erwin Hand Made Jewelry� - Earrings, necklaces and bracelets, affordable for everyday wear. Majority of earrings are sterling silver, necklaces are beaded or on sterling wire. We also sell tote bags for work or play. Also have Christmas jewelry. Our jewelry makes great Christmas gifts.

Arbonne - Come experience all that Arbonne has to offer. Swedish Formulated Skincare, Cosmetics, and Wellness Products! There are many products available for the Holidays-Check out the amazing gift ideas for everyone on your list. There will also be samples and ready to do gifts, perfect for teachers, friends co-workers, etc. Sheri Anders

Feather Earrings by Tyler - The latest fashion statement!

Laser Etched Glass by Richard Garland

#3009 – CASTLE HOUSE ANTIQUES We have recently returned from a trip to both Scotland & England, where we purchased a wide assortment of items perfect for gift giving this Christmas season. We are well stocked with antiques for the home as well as vintage & antique jewelry, a wonderful assortment of silver items, boxes, flasks, decanters, inkwells, antique game sets & much more. And we are well stocked with stained glass, which has always been a big seller for us at Christmas. We will be serving a wide assortment of refreshments.


#3013 - CAMPBELL’S BAKERY Cookies, other tasty treats

THE MARKET AT FONDREN UNWRAPPED Visit these open-air vendors on BankPlus Ave. (Duling Ave). Ambiance Art, Architecture, Antiques Athena Samuel & Vance A. Larson Art Bang Slap Clap Jewelry, Mixed Media & Vintage Designs By Ms. Alfredo & Jujubee Bear Creek Herbals Bears-n-More Aloette Skin Care Beauti Control BeautifulSkin - Beautiful life Bill O'Leary Creations Button Bar Jewelry Sydney's Savoy Chocolates Creative Designs & Restorations Johnnie Lynn Letsch Dczbeads Designs Direct Design Corporate Gifts Karey Evans Fondren Renaissance Foundation Foo Farah for Sweet Little Noggins Hair Bows and Bands Funky Feather


Glo's Place Unique Handcrafted Jewelry Glo Sanders Hand Blown Glass Ornaments and Water Color Paintings Happy Thoughts by Emily Heavenly Designs by Roz High Voltage Graphx and Apparel Janne's Design Computer Bags and Jewelry Jonathan Sims K. S. Wells, Inc. Leila Jewelry Designs LINKS Chain Maille & Woven Wire Jewelry Lisa Parenteau Art Little Red Handmade M.A.D. Design Gift Cards, Stationery, Personalized Everything Mary Margaret's Mandalas Mississippi HeARTS Against Aids MS Organ Recovery Agency Nice Glass by Lizz NUTS Pepper Lyn's Gifts & More Pink Flamingo Pippin & Maxx S. Kaiser Unique Carved Art Sew to Dye For Tay Morgan Designs


Texstyle Textures The Curvy Bird


Fondren Unwrapped 2010