Reed headlines Brown Bag event

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015

All good things must come to an end.

Shelia Jackson, Troy public relations director, said the end of the spring Brown Bag season is coming much too soon with only two more Brown Bag lunches scheduled, on Thursday and June 25. Both Brown Bag events will be from noon until 1 p.m. on the Square in downtown Troy.

“The Brown Bag events have been well attended this spring and everyone has seemingly had a great time,” Jackson said. “I don’t remember when we’ve had as much audience participation as we’ve had this spring. It’s been a lot of fun and I do hate to see the Brown Bags wind down. But, when the weather gets hot and sultry, it’s time to go inside and begin planning for the fall Brown Bag events.”

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Thursday’s Brown Bag will feature Little Jimmy Reed, Alabama’s Bluesman.

Little Jimmy Reed is one of the last remaining performers of blues’ golden generation.

He is a recipient of the Alabama Blues Society’s Alabama Blues Treasure Award, Jackson said.

“The Alabama Blues Society provides support for the lesser known blues players living and performing in Alabama,” she said. “But around Pike County, Little Jimmy Reed is not a lesser known blues player. He is one that we all know and one that we all love to hear play.”

Jackson said another popular performer who will be at Thursday’s Brown Bag is DJ Hendoc, who not only plays the music that gets toes tapping and feet dancing, but also entertains with his humor and wit.

“We invite everyone to come to Brown Bag on the Square at noon Thursday,” she said. “Pick up your favorite lunch at your favorite restaurant and enjoy lunch with friends and neighbors and be well entertained by Little Jimmy Reed and DJ Hendoc. We’ll have a lot of door prizes to give away and they are prizes that anyone would be proud to win.”

The final event of the Brown Bag spring season will be on June 25.

“This will be a community event and local service organizations and non-profit organizations will be invited to set up booths so the community can learn more about what they do enhance the quality of life in Pike County,” Jackson said. “We’ll have great entertainment and some surprises to add to the fun.”