The Fifth Annual Chick Ball Weekend—Friday and Saturday, July 24 and July 25 | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

The Fifth Annual Chick Ball Weekend—Friday and Saturday, July 24 and July 25

Friday night "Scutley Papers" play + singer/songwriters, $15 at Hal & Mal's door

All checks to: Center for Violence Prevention; silent auction 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday
Click here to donate to the Center through Paypal
Call 601.362.6121 ext. 16 or e-mail [e-mail missing] to sponsor or arrange for donation pickup.
Non-smoking, 18+, more info:

On July 24 and 25, 2009, the Jackson Free Press will hold its 5th Annual Chick Ball to raise money for the city's first domestic abuser intervention program. This year's event again will be held at the Red Room at Hal and Mal's restaurant and brewery at 200 S. Commerce Street in downtown Jackson. Proceeds go directly to the Center for Violence Prevention, which offers services and support for families in a domestic violence situation in the Jackson metro area and surrounding communities. The Center has a 24-hour crisis and referral line to assist with immediate needs and trained personnel to provide wide range of references and resources.

The 2009 Chick Ball events begin with a one-woman play and singer-songwriter showcase on Friday night. The play, "The Scutley Papers," written by Jamie Wax and directed by Diana Howell of the Fondren Theatre Workshop, chronicles one woman's experience in an abusive relationship and her ultimate emergence as a writer. The essence of the play, shared in a self-reflective manner, is a view into the struggle to find the courage to leave an abusive relationship. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.

On Saturday night beginning at 6 p.m., the Chick Ball will celebrate the triumphs of the domestic violence survivors, as well as the creative talents of women artists and musicians. The events features a full line-up of female musicians and spoken-word artists, and ends with a DJ. Attendees can play games for prizes, including participate in "Pick-up Chicks" and "Pro-Chick Runway," as well as complete for blingiest outfits. A silent auction of art and gifts will help raise funds.

Tickets prices are $15 for the Friday night play and singer/songwriter showcase, and $5 Chick Ball admission. Tickets for door prizes donated by local merchants are $5 each. You can buy a ticket for the entire weekend, which includes two door prize tickets, for $25 at the door or in advance by credit card at this Brown Paper Tickets link.

Sponsorships are still available, and we can accept art and prize donations up until July 24. However, donations received by July 15 will be photographed and/or listed in the big JFP Chick Issue shopping guide on July 22.

Performance line-up:

6:30 St. Bridgid

6:50 Spoken Word Janine Julia

7:05 Hot Tamales

7:25 Spoken Word Blaque Butterfly

7:40 Time to Move with Lady Mary

8:00 Spoken Word Queen

8:15 The Paper Dolls

8:35 Awards

8:50 Lizz Stroud

9:10 Spoken Word June Hardwick

9:25 Bellydance

9:45 Announcements

10:00 Tenia Sanders

10:20 Spoken Word Lyrik

10:35 Infinite

11:35 DJ

List of Sponsors (As of July 22, 2009)

Diva $2,500+

Care + Clinics (IN)

Goddess $1,000

Ted Nuttall

Professional Staffing Group--Jane Sanders-Waugh and Elizabeth Robinson

Queen $500

Hal & Mal's

Princess $250

Magnolia Roller Vixens

Jackson Progressives

Kathy Nester

Dr. Ann Myers

Staffers Inc.

ACLU of Mississippi

Oshun Imports

Emily McCaffrey

Chick/Rooster $50

Jack Criss

Tom Head

NTCA - National Tile Contractors Assoc.

Patricia Bullock Williams

Jane Sanders-Waugh

Mindy and Body Inc.

Diana Howell

Pilates for life

Mayor Harvey Johnson and Kathy Johnson

Beth E. Downs

Rebecca Starling

Dawn Dugle

Jackie Warren Tatum

Magnus Eklund

Butterfly Yoga

Joyce Dorteh

Mississippi NOW

Jackson Police Officers Association

A HUGE THANKS to our generous silent auction donors and food donations.

Mississippi Braves
Ritz Salon
Mary Kay Cosmetics Representative
Mandy Anderson
Russell J. Christie
Bella Donna Dolls
Oshun Imports
Gail Gettis
CGM Designs
Alma Motley of Dream Beads
Village Package Liquor Store
Borders Flowood
Roz Roy
Mori Luggage
One Blu Wall
BearCreek Herbals
Academy of Kung Fu
Sumati Thomas of Too Darn Haute Jewelry
Shoe Bar at Pieces
Village Beads
Sneaky Beans
Janice Cameron of Cups
St. James Episcopal Church
Ted Nuttall
Jill Conner Browne and the Sweet Potato Queens
Shondra Macklin (a.k.a Blaque Butterfly)
Mary Moment Photography
Domino's Pizza
Castlewoods Barber
LaMorne's Dance & Fitness
David Adkins, D.C. Adkins Chiropractic
Latitudes By Griffin & Egger
YMCA Reservoir
YMCA Flowood
Kali Horner of A Man's Hands
Magnus Ekland
Fondren Nails
Donna Ladd, Shut Up and Write!
Jackson Free Press
Carolina Whitfield-Smith; Whitfield-Smith Piano Studio
Fitzgerald's Restaurant
Buji Spa
Marion Carpenter
Janice Jordan
Joyflow Yoga
Stephanie at LaCru Salon and Tan Spa
YMCA Northeast Jackson
Pilates For Life
Viking Cooking School
Pan-Asia Restaurant
Liz Henry Jewelry
Crossroads Film Society
Jackson Zoo
Elizabeth Owens
Classy Tips Nail Spa
Broadstreet Bakery, Sal & Mookie's and BRAVO!
Hippymama (Monique Davis)@Lumpkins Bar-B-Que
The Orange Peel
T'Beaux Crawfish and Seafood
Fondren Theatre Workshop
Darren Schwindaman
Jim Craig, Attorney with Phelps Dunbar LLP
Jerry Palmer of Recycled Pots
Ginger Williams
Lisa King
Laurie Isbister
Nathan Bruce
Monogramming by Andrea Jones
Elemental Healing
Alecia Edney
David McCarty
Lynette Hanson
Tom Murray
Charles Smith
Shannon Valentine
Lori Smith
Mike Ramsey
Rosemary Jones
Jackie Warren Tatum
Stephen Evans
Horizon Casino-Hotel in Vicksburg
Tony Davenport
Elizabeth Robinson--Blues Candy
The Face and Body Spa
Cut It Out
Voncele Savage
Hickory Pit
Tokyo Express
Old Venice
Steam Room
Bon Ami
Marble Slab
Crazy Cats
Tony's Tamales
Pizza Shack
Lumpkins BBQ
Dyann Gunter
Joy McAllister
Castlewoods Barber
Sara Evans
Revell Hardware
Good Samaritan/NUTS
Kristen Guinn/Jodie Badon

Previous Comments


Buy your annual JFP Chick Ball membership card here: gets you into ALL JFP Chick Ball weekend events, July 24 and 25, two prize raffles, plus year-round discounts to JFP and Chick events. Click here to purchase right now. It all goes to the cause!


I'm excited!


What a *great* Chick Ball. Thanks to the hundreds of attendees, artists, businesses, restaurateurs and others who made this the biggest on, yet. Also, a shout-out to the media outlets that joined the cause and covered the event and helped raise money to fund the Duluth Model in Jackson: WLBT, WAPT, MPB Mississippi Edition (plus Web chat), Mississippi Happening on WLEZ, WJSU, WLOX on Coast (picking up WLBT story) ... am I missing anyone? As for on-site coverage, WLBT was the standout, showing up both Friday and Saturday nights, and airing this story last night about the Chick Ball and the cause. And they did a different piece Friday to get people there Saturday. Yay, WLBT!


Oh, and Tom and Lisa from State Street Posts were there last night to do "Bunny's Fashion Report." ;-)


Amen--that was a great party!

Tom Head


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