A few of my friends have created a GoFundMe account for Sunday’s Best, a nonprofit that feeds as many as 200 people in need on Thanksgiving. The page tells the story of many people who have not had a family Thanksgiving in years, not because they are criminals or addicts, but simply because they are down on their luck. $5 will feed a young couple; $10, a family of four. If you can spare a donation, I can promise you my friends will put it to good use.
A celebration takes place on South Main tomorrow from 4:30 to 7:30. It will be between MLK Avenue and Pontotoc, and will honor the recipients of the Downtown Vision Awards. Jason D. Williams, the Memphis Grizzline, and DJ Mark Anderson will perform, and there will be complimentary food truck tastings and refreshments. Free food? Wonder if the… oh wait, she doesn’t live here anymore. Well, the Nuh-Uh Girl may not be there, but I will. The event is presented by the DMC and the Chisca on Main.
Speaking of the Downtown Memphis Commission, I have mentioned a couple of times that Paul Morris who runs DMC is stepping down at the end of the year. A candidate has been selected to replace Paul: Terence Patterson. I do not know Terence personally but his credentials sound impeccable, and a ringing endorsement from Paul Morris is all I needed to read to know DMC has found the right man for the job.
Agave Maria has announced a new build-your-own-burrito special at lunch. Also, the restaurant is now serving complimentary chips and salsa for lunch.
This Friday is the 15th anniversary of South Main Trolley Night. Two trolley buses will parade from Beale to G.E. Patterson with grand marshal Ms. Kay Woodard, who was the hostess of the first Trolley Night. There will be art, live music and more up and down Main Street starting at 6 PM. Here’s a Memphis magazine article about Trolley Night. Complete list of Trolley Night activities can be found here.
A route through Downtown has been set for October 31’s Race for the Cure.
I want to close out this post by saying THANK YOU to my friends who have been there for me lately. Some of you have really proved you are true friends and I want to mention Clay, Katherine, B-rad, Lacey, Tony, and Rahul specifically. I appreciate you more than words can express.