The Jackson-Madison County Bicentennial Choir gave a stunning performance Friday night as the Bicentennial Commission presented the closing ceremony in celebration of the past year’s slew of events.
As the area hits it’s 200th birthday, speakers from the Bicentennial Commission, as well as Jackson-Madison County officials, spoke of the historic weight of this celebration.
“We’ve been working on this for 21 months, so we’re so excited to present this finale to you all,” said Elaine Christian, chair of the commission. “This is truly a beautiful moment for us.”
City Mayor Scott Conger agreed.
“This celebration is a representation of our city and county,” he said. “So many people came together to celebrate us. And we look pretty good for 200 years old.”
The choir gave stirring renditions of classic Hub City songs, like “I’m Going to Jackson” by Johnny Cash, and “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley, among others.
The celebrations will continue Saturday, starting with the parade at 10 am, the burying of the time capsule at 11:30 am, and a community concert with The Commodores and LOLO at the Jackson Ballpark.