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Mar 16, 2011
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Dear Y'all,

While we are preparing to have fun and do good for the children of Mississippi, please, PLEASE remember and pray for those suffering in Japan and around the world.

If you didn’t get the newsletter last week—and we have reason to believe that lots of you did not, computers being What They Are and all—please go to NEWS and read it. The MOST important thing, in my opinion, is the part about MY NEW HAT—but there are some Other Points in there that you prolly oughta know about as well. 

The Hilton-Jackson HAS SOME ROOMS—it always happens right before Time—so if you’ve been waiting for it—call ‘em now! 601-957-2800 and book it.

For Weekend Passes and Bathrobe Brunch tickets—click on the below logo, while they are still available!

NO WEEKEND PASSES OR BRUNCH TICKETS WILL BE MAILED OUT—they NEVER HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT—they NEVER WILL BE MAILED OUT! You PICK THEM UP AT THE HILTON WHEN YOU GET HERE…even if it’s not until Friday night—we’ll let you in the hotel to get them.

BIG HAT™ LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS—Call Sak & Mookie's at 601-368-1919 ASAP before they sell out.

HOT HOT HOT IN HUNTINGTON’S on Thursday night—with LOS PAPIS (who ARE SO hot, hot, hot!) and the best Chef Luis Bruno can offer us (and you KNOW how much he LOOOVES us, so it will be DIVINE!) Make your reservations by calling 601-957-1515 or clicking HERE.

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Patty Peck Honda Doo Dah Day Blue Car Giveaway™

 Remember, TCBITW and I will drive it to you, anywhere in North America!

Get your tickets by clicking on the below logo!

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In the last few days, I have spoken with quite a few folks who said they had Zippity Doo Dah® on their Bucket List. Well, lemme tell you what I think about “BUCKET” lists—oddly enough, the first part of it actually RHYMES WITH BUCKET! What you NEED is a BOOK IT LIST! And I mean NOW. Just DO IT. You will not EVER regret coming—but I can promise you, if the World does, in fact, blow completely up in the next few months (!)—you will spend all eternity POUTING because you MISSED Zippity Doo Dah®! Most folks I’ve had this conversation with have MINDED ME and will be with us—see that YOU ARE ONE OF ‘EM! If there is a person out there, anywhere, who DOESN’T need a few days of belly laughs about now—get the name of their pharmacist and let’s TWEET it to the world! Not only do we need to do this for THE CHIRREN—WE NEED TO DO IT FOR OUROWNSELVES!

Y’all have no idea how much work SO MANY people have put into this FIRST EVER Zippity Doo Dah Parade® Weekend in Fondren—I am forever profoundly grateful to them and I want you tozddlogo.jpg meet them ALL while you’re here—and just haul off and give ‘em a big ole Queenly Kiss when you do! Jeff Good, David Waugh, Jim Wilkirson, Merrill McKewen, Jennifer Emerson, Kathy Clem, Stacy Callendar, Erin McKewen, Lee Norris, Erica Speed, Elizabeth Robinson, Cathy Nail, Beth Elliott, and of course, Jan Michaels. These folks have all given UNTOLD HOURS of their valuable time—for the last 8 months—to make this happen for us. Remember these names and let them know how much we appreciate it all. And of course, I know that Y’ALL KNOW how much my precious husband, Kyle Jennings—THE Cutest Boy IN The World—has done, is doing, will do for ALL of us and I also know that you need NO PROMPTING WHATSOEVER about Showing Your Gratitude to Him. Just keep in mind that I AM ALWAYS HERE and I AM VERY LARGE. So please restrict yourselves to showing him ONLY your gratitude! Bwahaha!

And now a word to our SPONSORS: Patty Peck Honda, BancorpSouth, Bud Light/Southern Beverage, Pepsi/Brown Bottling Group, Comcast, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Cathead Vodka, Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Central Surgical Associates, PLLC, McGraw “Gotta Go,” The Cirlot Agency, Clear Channel Radio, The Everyday Gourmet, The McKewen Company, Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau, SOUTHERNdrawlELN, Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, County Connections Group, Professional Staffing Group, Fondren Renaissance Foundation, Fondren Association of Businesses, Gulf States Golf Cars, Ben Nelson Golf & Utility Vehicles, Studio Chane, Waste Management, Beau Mad Wines, Find It In Fondren™, PORTICO Jackson, Northside Sun and Jackson Free Press, THANK YOU!!!!

These are businesses in Jackson who have STEPPED UP with $$ and services—without which NONE of this would be happening—and I want you to REMEMBER THEM when you do business and support the folks who support us! It’s the ONLY Queenly Thing to Do!

The Queen’s Raffle at the Hilton has reached EPIC PROPORTIONS! Some Queen or Spud Stud for his very own Queen will win ALL OF THIS at Pearls & PJ™ on Saturday night: (1) The LARRY VRBA One-of-a-Kind BLUEBIRD Crown!, (2) a fabulous CRUISE from MCGEHEE CRUISE AND TRAVEL, (3) a basket of delectable CABOT CHEESES, (4) a beautiful and tasty CAKE from SUGAREE'S BAKERY, (5) tons of TILLER COOKIES, (6) a CARAFE and CUPS from our own GAIL PITTMAN, (7) a huge pile of CHOCOLATE from GODIVA, (8) something so irresistibly delicious it’s called CRACK from Queen CORI SCHOCK in Montana, and last but certainly in no way least, (9) a gorgeous string of CARATS (diamonds!) from Queen JACKIE MIZE at GOLD ‘N’ GUN!

Kyle told me I had to stop taking “C” prizes for this raffle—lest somebody give us a COUCH! And of course, Queen TammyPippa was clamoring to throw in some CATS and CANINES!

Y’all—our state paper has been FULL this month of incredible stories of MIRACLES being performed on BABIES at our wonderful Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. With this first ever Zippity Doo Dah® Parade in Fondren, keep in mind that, not only are we doing it ALL FOR THE CHIRREN—we are going to be overwhelming honored to have as our very first GRAND MARSHAL—the ACTUAL Dr. Blair E. Batson hisveryownself!

And so, my BIGGEST THANKS OF ALL—goes out to all of YOU for coming to help make MIRACLES POSSIBLE for so many CHIRREN!

A side note: Some of y’all around the country will have the chance this Friday, March 18, to see one of the best movies this year—The Music Never Stopped. Jim Kohlberg, the Director and Producer is a friend of Kiltboy’s… and Kyle’s publishing company, Context Publishing, will publish Jim’s first novel, The Golden Gate is Red (we’ll keep y’all posted on that!)—so Jim’s just like family. TCBITW and I watched The Music Never Stopped the other day and just LOOOVED it!!! It even brought a tear to his eyes. And the music’s outstanding—assuming you like Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Buffalo Springfield, just to name a few! For those of y’all in and around NYC don’t miss it Friday. Also, if you’re in KC or LA (that’s Los Angeles NOT Louisiana or Lower Alabama) or San Francisco or Portland you can be one of the first to see this great film—later it’s released in more cities and states. Click HERE for the official film site for details and to request a screening in you’re hometown!

See y’all SOOOOOON!!!!


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