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Ice Cream Social planned

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

If you’re looking for a way to cool off, come on down to South Jackson Civic Center for the annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. Grab your kids, your lawn chairs, a picnic supper and your appetite and join your friends for the twin treats of Purity Ice Cream sundaes with every imaginable topping and music under the stars. Live music will cover big band sounds, jazz, blues, and contemporary music—everything from Glenn Miller to Elton John. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of age and dance categories.

The South Jackson Street Band, under the direction of Peggy Burton, was founded in the early 1970s by the late Bob Carter. Over the last nearly 40 years, the band has built its reputation by presenting a quality performance with outstanding musicianship and an extensive repertoire of over 400 songs. Now well known throughout middle Tennessee and northern Alabama, the band has always championed the big band art form, reviving the joy and excitement of the era, its musicians, and its sound. With 19 players ranging in age from 17 to 80, each member has a strong background in the instrument played and an intense desire to give back to their community an evening of musical entertainment.

This program is presented in honor of our nation’s veterans and benefits South Jackson Civic Center, which provides educational theater and musical programs throughout the year. The event will move to the reception rooms in case of rain. Tickets are available now in the office located at 404 South Jackson Street in Tullahoma, and will be sold at the event. They are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information call (931) 455-5321 or go online at