Here's the verbatim statement from Fondren regarding the Zippity Doo Dah festival:
Fondren Renaissance Announces Activities for March 25, 2017M
DATE: February 20, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS -- Fondren Renaissance Foundation, organizer of the annual Zippity Doo Dah® Festival and various community-wide events, announced activities today for Saturday, March 25 in the Fondren neighborhood.
Back by popular demand will be the Fondren Flea, billed as the state's largest flea market/garage sale. Area home owners and businesses will join together early Saturday morning to the delight of shoppers and bargain hunters from all across the state.
The annual Sal & Mookie's Street Carnival, open to all ages, will include games, prizes and activities. From a jump zone and cookie walk to a dunking booth and eating contests, the carnival is located on the UMMC Green and admission is $2 per child.
Due to newly projected expenses not incurred in the past, important logistical decisions could not be made in a timely fashion, resulting in the cancellation of the annual nighttime parade.
Once again, the Doo Dah Day® Blue Car Giveaway generously provided by Patty Peck Honda will be on display. Raffle tickets for the 2016 Honda Civic two-door Coupe LX-P CVT are $20 each with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Friends of Children's Hospital. To purchase a ticket, visit www.fondren.org beginning Friday, February 24. A weekly winner will be drawn with one lucky winner being named during FRF's Arts, Eats & Beats on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Fondren Renaissance holds true to the mission of Fondren's Zippity Doo Dah® Festival, raising awareness and funds for the children of Batson Children's Hospital - Mississippi's only children hospital, centered in Fondren.
For more information on the Fondren Flea, the Sal & Mookie's Street Carnival, or the Patty Peck Honda Doo Dah Day® Blue Car Giveaway, visit fondren.org or contact Jim Wilkirson, Executive Director of Fondren Renaissance, at 601-506-9493.
About FRF: The FRF Mission Statement, "The Fondren Renaissance Foundation promotes the preservation and revitalization of the greater Fondren community and empowers people, organizations, and neighborhoods to contribute to the economic growth, stability and quality of life in Fondren," serves as a guideline for the many projects and events that are offered to the Fondren neighborhood and, in turn, to the greater Jackson community.