Three-day holiday event to benefit Jackson school
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:00 pm
The Messenger 11.15.12
The University School of Jackson will benefit from Holiday Mart Friday through Sunday at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson.
Holiday Mart features unique gift and decorating ideas in a festive setting.
The event will open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. More than 100 merchants from Tennessee and throughout the southeast will fill the Carl Perkins Civic Center with clothing, jewelry, toys, home accessories, holiday trim and more.
Admission tickets are $5 in advance for adults and $2 for students. Children younger than 6 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at USJ’s Campus on McClellan Road or at one of the following BancorpSouth locations: Jackson BancorpSouth branch locations: Downtown, Old Hickory Boulevard, Greystone, Union University, Bemis, Alamo, Humboldt, Trenton, Milan and Selmer. Tickets are $8 at the door for adults. Each ticket gives the owner unlimited re-admission during all three days of Holiday Mart.
Special events this weekend include:
• Tea Room: Celebrate the start of Holiday Mart and enjoy a light lunch on Friday. Tickets are $12 per person or $100 for a reserved table of 8.
• High Tea with My Doll and Me: Start Saturday morning with tea, brunch treats and a special time with friends. Bring a doll to meet some favorite American Girl friends and be sure to have a picture taken. Participants may even win a door prize. Two seatings: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tickets are $10 or $85 for a reserved table of 8.
• Magical Mart Extrava-ganza: For a fun-filled afternoon on Saturday be sure to bring children to the Magical Mart Extravaganza which starts at 2 p.m. Enjoy some games and fun with favorite Disney characters and have a picture made with one and get an autograph. Tickets are $10 per person.
Tickets to Holiday Mart special events do not include admission to Holiday Mart. Tickets to special events can be purchased at USJ’s Lower School campus or at Holiday Mart, if not sold out.
Chairing this year are Ginger New, Ashley Rabun and Candace Yates. The three-day event involves hundreds of volunteers and is USJ’s largest fundraiser of the year.