First Friday Forum Takes a Look Back at the History of Athletics in Jackson and Madison Count
JACKSON, Tenn. – The Bicentennial Edition of First Friday Forum will continue downtown at First Methodist Church on Friday, June 3.
The bicentennial programming and event theme for June is athletics, sports and leisure. Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame board members Dan Morris and David Thomas, will speak on the past, present and future of athletics in Jackson and Madison County.
First Friday will be held at First Methodist Church located at 200 South Church Street in downtown Jackson on Friday, June 3. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served starting at 11:45 a.m., and programming will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m.
As this is a catered event, advance tickets are required for attendance. The cut-off for purchase is 6 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased using a debit or credit card at https://fffjun2022.pushpayevents.com/.
Tickets can also be purchased by cash or check at the First Methodist Church business office during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Fridays).
First Friday is sponsored by Cowart Reese Sargent CPA.
The Bicentennial edition of First Friday is held on the first Friday of every month through August 2022. James Ross will be speaking about healthcare on July 8. A reservation link will be released on jacksonmadison200.com soon.
About Dan Morris
Dan Morris ended a 41-year career as an award-winning writer, sports editor and columnist at The Jackson Sun in 2016. He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Writers Hall of Fame in 2019. He is a board member of the Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame and presently serves as Director of Senior Adult Ministries at Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson.
About David Thomas
A native of Mayfield, Kentucky, and graduate of Mayfield High School, David Thomas moved to Jackson in 1974 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication from Murray State University. He is a board member of the Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame. He has spent the last 19 years in media and is the news director and online editor of WNWS.COM, NEWS/TALK 101.5 FM, 93.1 FM, and 105.3 FM, owned by Grace Media Group. David is an active member at Forest Heights United Methodist Church and in 1982, became the third person in Jackson’s history to run the Boston Marathon. His wife Cheryl, a graduate of Lambuth College, is the Thrift Store Manager at RIFA and their son Adrian, an Austin Peay State University graduate, is the assistant front office manager at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville.