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Local News: Memorial to Brazil man’s idea creates fundraiser to support Clay County Senior Center, and evening of food and fun (4/15/18)

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LAST DANCE: Pat and Russ Krider took the floor and danced in memory of Mitchell “Jack” Jackson during the fundraiser Saturday. Pat danced with Jack in 2017 during the first event on April 15th. Jack passed away 10 days later.

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LAST DANCE: Pat and Russ Krider took the floor and danced in memory of Mitchell “Jack” Jackson during the fundraiser Saturday. Pat is pictured dancing with Jack in 2017 during the first event on April 15th. Jack passed away 10 days later.

In 2017 Mitchell “Jack” Jackson’s idea was to provide home-cooked food at the Senior Center facility at 120 South Franklin, Brazil, as an affordable fundraising event, so that everyone of any financial means could come support the charity and enjoy good entertainment.

Brazil Times General Manager Jeanne Burris also danced with Jack during the 2017 fundraising event he helped organized to support the Clay County Senior Center.

In 2018 his beloved family and friends continued the effort on Saturday, April 14th and raised funds to support the recreational budget at the Senior Center.

A memorial with his picture and Jack’s ever present flannel shirt was set up at the event, keeping his spirit alive during the fundraiser that raised almost $1,300.

Some of Jack’s family and friends took a break to enjoy the entertainment during the Saturday fundraiser at the Clay County Senior Center

It was fun for all ages during Jack’s “Senior Family” Fundraising Dinner,

One of Jack’s family friends stretched her vocal chords in his memory during the fundraising event in Mitchell B. “Jack” Jackson’s honor Saturday, April 14th.

Keeping track of the auction.

Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham and his family stopped by for dinner and then helped auction off several items to help raise money for the Clay County Senior Citizen Center.

Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham

Jack’s daughter Ivy Jacobs and his granddaughter Olivia Herron stopped for a moment to hug before the crow arrived and service started. Ivy’s son Ovid Herron was also at the event, along with her husband Jason, brother-in-law Josh Jacobs and nephew/niece Jeremy and Breanna Chessman.

There were lots of auction and door prizes available during the fundraising event.

A memorial with his picture and Jack’s ever present flannel shirt was set up at the event, keeping his spirit alive during the fundraiser that raised almost $1,300.

The 2018 flyer for Jack’s “Senior Family” Fundraising Dinner, complete with a history of the event and the unique and affordable menu, including the 90-year old family recipe for tomato noodles and the family specialty of “drunkin’ gizzards” — all of which were Jack’s favorites.
The small group is already preparing for the next unique event to support the Clay County Senior Center, located at 120 South Franklin Street, Brazil.



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