Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues set for Feb. 18

MADISON – Tickets are still available – but are selling fast – for a chance at $10,000 during a night of fun, gourmet food and live entertainment. Saint Joseph School’s 24th annual Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues Draw Down is set for Saturday, February 18, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on the campus.
The school’s gymnasium and cafeteria will be transformed into lively venues for great food and good times. An open bar, live auction, silent auctions, raffles for themed-baskets and specialty beers, a wall of wine and door prizes round out the activities and add to the excitement of the draw down.
A draw down is a “reverse raffle” with tickets drawn throughout the evening. The owner of the last ticket remaining wins the $10,000 grand prize.
Back by popular demand is the “first choice raffle.” Only 100 first choice tickets, at $100 each, will be sold. Prior to the start of the live auction, one of these tickets will be selected, giving the winner his/her choice of one of the items up for auction. A beer raffle and the wine wall allow people to take a chance on their favorite beverages.
A ticket admitting two adults is $130, with optional insurance available for $20. The “insurance” places a ticket back in the drawing if it’s one of the first 100 pulled.
Sponsorships are still available. There are several levels of sponsorship, which start at $300. Sponsors get event tickets and different levels of recognition.
Organizers limit ticket sales and this event consistently sells out. Purchase tickets online at, from the school office during regular school hours or by calling 601-898-4803.

St. Joe students recognized

MADISON – St. Joseph School senior Anna Kathryn Moorehead was selected by Spring Hill College in Mobile as the 2014 recipient of the Bishop Brunini Scholarship.
The scholarship is offered to one graduating senior from the Jackson Diocese and awarded on the basis of academic ability, leadership/involvement outside of the classroom and dedication to serving others in the recipient’s community.
Bishop Brunini lived his life as a leader in service to others. In 1981, a scholarship was established at Spring Hill College to both honor Bishop Brunini’s achievements as a leader and to foster the same qualities in the chosen recipient of this prestigious award.
In addition to the Bishop Brunini Scholarship, Moorehead also was awarded the Portier Leader Award in recognition of academic excellence and the Spring Hill Service Scholarship for her dedication to service to others.
Sophomore journalism student Jack Hall had his name engraved on a plaque on permanent display at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announcing he was named the first Orley Hood Sports Writer of the Year.
The Orley Hood award is named in honor of the late Orley Hood, a longtime, popular, award-winning sports columnist with The Clarion-Ledger. Hall competed for the award against other students from all high schools across the state. Hall serves as sports editor of The Bear Facts.