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Robert Hicks of Franklin, Tennessee is a best-selling author, a Civil War historian, music publisher and executive and philanthropist.

Seersucker, and it is an elegant fund-raiser for the O’More College of Design in Franklin. Hundreds gather for this event on the lawn of the college and while, like Hicks, they are all serious about seersucker, they also know how to seriously have fun. The event brings together Robert Hicks’ love for music, dancing, food, and all things wonderfully southern. The cuisine is classic shrimp and grits, Southern fried chicken, bar-b-que, and for dessert, banana pudding, peach cobbler, or Seersucker Chocolate, produced by Seersucker Southern Craft Confections in Nashville. The seersucker revelers sip The Widow of the South cocktails, named after Robert Hicks’ first best-selling novel that he

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