welcome to the first Scenes Around Jackson post of 2010!
and what better way to ring in a new year of weekly photo posts than the 8th annual Best of Jackson awards (hosted and created by the Jackson Free Press)
here’s a little background info about “Best of”, copy/pasted straight from the Jackpedia (The (BETA) collaborative wiki for Jackson, Mississippi) Best of Jackson entry:
The results of the annual “Best of Jackson” competition–also known as “Best of”–publishes the last week of January in the Jackson Free Press. Since 2001, the JFP has run the ballot online and in the print edition in November each year for six weeks. The contest is completely reader’s choice: Readers choose and vote for their favorites in more than 100 categories. The winners are announced in the Best of Jackson issue, our biggest of the year, and the first-place winners get awards at our invitation-only Best of Jackson party, held the Sunday evening after the Best of Jackson issue hits the street and the Web.
The Best of Jackson has become one of the parties you just don’t miss and it’s held in a new Jackson venue every year. This year it was held at the newly completed venue The South.
each year is a different theme. like, last year was “monopoly”, prevous years have ranged from “comic books”, to “cowboys”, to “mafia” and on. this year, the theme was “royalty”, so expect to see some crowns being worn
also, since Jackson is a southern city, we love ourselves some New Orleans Saints and this was the year they went to the Superbowl (and yes, i know they won it, but “Best of” was held the sunday before the game so we didn’t know that at the time) so expect to see some fleur-de- leis (and at least one Colts fan)
let’s get to it