The City of Jackson hosted its first tailgate party to celebrate the start of the 2014 Jackson High School Red Devils football season. Residents and fans were welcome to enjoy hot dogs, music, face painting, corn hole and other activities. Republic Services used a roll-off container converted into a mobile kitchen to cook up free hot dogs for those in attendance. Former “American Idol” contestant Madelyn Patterson of Jackson also entertained the crowd with several songs.
Mayor Kay Pippin, along with City Council members Don Cook and Ricky “P-Nut” Johnson, Jr., also put their dry clothes on the line by taking the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association. All three allowed buckets of icy water to be dumped over their heads as part of the challenge, which raises money to benefit the ALS Association, an organization that funds research and programs for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.