Little Mahala Morris reaches for the candy at The Healing Hippie at the Cookie Walk as part of the First Thursday’s promotion sponsored by the Jackson Downtown Association. (Telegram Photo by Red Thompson, Jr.)
Little Mahala Morris reaches for the candy at The Healing Hippie at the Cookie Walk as part of the First Thursday’s promotion sponsored by the Jackson Downtown Association. (Telegram Photo by Red Thompson, Jr.)

Jackson’s downtown area had a high volume of pedestrian traffic through Thursday afternoon, Dec. 2, as the Cookie Walk took place - part of the First Thursday activities sponsored by the Jackson Downtown Association. This promotion offered people the chance to buy tickets and visit the participating stores for free cookies, ornaments and other holiday-type items. The Association holds several events throughout the year with different themes that sometimes include music and other acts. As such, the holiday seasons are some of the favorite times of the year for the Association.

The event was ticketed and was sold out before it even took place. The downtown businesses all worked together, offering cookies and ornaments to participants. Some of those involved went from one business to another to get paint or supplies to decorate. The Jackson Downtown Association sponsors these activities to promote the businesses in the area and the goods and services they offer. Most of the downtown businesses are locally owned and have unique community ties.

Also adding to the crowds was a corresponding event at the Mayhew Brown Funeral Home entitled “Christmas Cheer from Yesteryear.” The funeral home offered rides in horse-drawn carriages, yuletide scenery and a concert by the Jackson High School and Middle School Choirs at the Municipal Building.

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