Organizers with the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church began making preparations for their annual barbecue Thursday morning. This will be the the church's 88th year hosting the barbecue. The church will begin serving up the barbecue next Thursday until they are sold out, which typically happens around 6 p.m. While the church says this is not an official political event, each year the barbecue draws local and national politicians who are running for office.
Organizers with the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church began making preparations for their annual barbecue Thursday morning. This will be the the church's 88th year hosting the barbecue. The church will continue serving until they are sold out, which typically happens around 6 p.m. While church officials said this is not an official political event, each year the barbecue draws local and national politicians who are running for office.
The rat-a-tat of a snare drum rings out from the center of South President Street in downtown Jackson. It bounces off the smattering of parked cars and office buildings, but there's no audience in sight. It is a Sunday afternoon in late September, and Michael Weary, garbed in the signature black T-shirts of local second-line ensemble Epic Funk Brass Band, is practicing his instrument, while music-videographer J.B. Lawrence walks the block and ponders shot ideas.
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