Archived Story

Let’s promote strong ties in homes

Published 12:06am Friday, May 3, 2013

The Second Annual Parent-Child Celebration Ball 2013 will be hosted again this year by Drs. Darryl and Jennifer Jordan of Nashville, Tenn., at the Eola Hotel at 6 p.m. May 25.

This year’s program was initiated by Ward Two Alderman James “Ricky “ Gray as a means to bring the community together and celebrate the positive things that families are doing. It is a grass-root effort designed by the Jordans to promote stronger ties between parents and their children and to demonstrate a model for the whole family to enjoy. Its theme will be “Education in the State of Mississippi.”

Dr. Jennifer Jordan states, “There is no doubt that this is a challenging undertaking again, but I think it is worth the effort to celebrate with children who are being raised without fathers in their homes.” Her interest in the area was spurred after she wrote a book entitled “A FATHER’S GIFT” several years ago addressing this very issue.

Dr. Jennifer Jordan was born and raised in Natchez and graduated from North Natchez High School in 1980. She has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and later earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College. She has been a stay-at- home mom for several years and chose to homeschool her four children during that time. She now expresses an interest in teaching children how to achieve excellence in math and science.

She will also be highlighting star students for their academic achievements during the evening’s program.

We are asking city officials, community organizations, schools, churches, local businesses and alumni of North Natchez High (class of 1980) to support this worthy cause. For more information about this year’s event, please contact Alderman James “Ricky” Gray at 601-597-4302.

Tickets cost $10.00 each and will be available for purchase at WTYJ Radio Station located at 20 E. Franklin St. before May 13. The program is designed for children 8 years of age or older.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. beginning with announcements of guests. Seating is limited to 100 people.

All donations and checks can be made payable to Dr. Jennifer Jordan c/o Circle of Friends at Regions Bank for the Parent-Child Celebration Ball 2013. Deposits can be made at any Regions Bank location.


Jennifer Jordan is a former Natchez resident.