In September of 2007, Brittany and David Spence welcomed their first son, Robert Forrest Spence, into the world. Soon after he was born, he became ill and fought his illness at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis for fifty-five days until he passed away. During these fifty-five days, the Spence family experienced many trials but found solace in the support of their friends, family, and those around them. The support and kindness of others inspired them to found the Forrest Spence Fund, which assists families with critically or chronically ill children with their non-medical needs throughout the Mid-south area and surrounding regions
Despite the chaotic state that our world is in right now, many organizations and groups of people have come together to make positive impacts in the world. There are many different places to volunteer or donate right now from COVID-19 relief to Black Lives Matter organizations to support people in this crazy time.
With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, several Memphians have decided to help those in need. Many essential workers and other people have been in dire need of protection during this time due to the national shortage of masks. Patricia Possel is one woman who chose to tackle the pandemic head-on. Mrs. Possel has been sewing for most of her life, so when the problem of a mask shortage arose, she immediately decided to get to work.
Caroline Erb’s Breakfast Strata Ingredients Directions Then, cover the pan with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover the pan and bake for another 15 minutes until the strata is puffed with golden brown edges. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Brook Bridges’ Chicken Salad Ingredients Directions Ways to Serve Served as a sandwich in your bread of …
Tylur French is the owner and founder of Youngblood Studio, a local and growing art studio that works to create large-scale art for the city of Memphis. They often work with local hospitals, such as LeBonheur and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to create murals, signs, sculptures, donor recognitions, and more.
M-Town Market is an underground, vintage market that features thrifted clothing, custom streetwear, exclusive sneakers, and local art. The event is held in a warehouse in the Binghamton area, and the market had its first debut in 2019. It was most recently held March 7th, 2020, and was hosted by Grind City Vintage and Let’s Go Memphis.
Basketball has always played a huge role in the Memphis community. Throughout the years, the University of Memphis Tigers’ basketball team has had its ups and downs. The Pink Palace Museum has opened an exhibit called Tiger Hoops in honor of the basketball team’s accomplishments over the past 100 years
Memphis Soulful Food Truck Festival is an annual festival held in Memphis, Tennessee, by Cynthia Daniels & Co., to celebrate Memphis Black Restaurant Week. On March 15th, the 4th annual festival took place from 12-6 pm on Tiger Lane. Roughly 3,000 patrons from not only Memphis but, Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, North Carolina, and Mississippi traveled to experience the magic of Memphis food culture. The 2020 Memphis Soulful Food Truck Festival included twenty-seven food trucks parked outside the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
Ways to Support Local Memphis Businesses while “Social Distancing” By: Lizzie Moody While there is no doubt that COVID-19 has caused a lot of anxiety in Memphis, there are many ways that we can come together to help give back to our city in this time of uncertainty. Local restaurants and stores are part of what makes Memphis so special, …