By: Dana Porter/MicroMemphis Reporter
Just like Charlie needed his golden ticket to get into the chocolate factory, families in need had to have a pink ticket to receive a box of goodies from the Feed The Children truck on April 10. The Word Church at 3852 Park Avenue collaborated with Serving Up Hope, a non-profit organization who ran a tennis tournament as a charity event. The donations helped raised funds to sponsor a food truck delivered to the church. Pastor Aaron Litzsey and his supporters gave out 4 hundred tickets to impoverished families on two separate occasions. Here is a video of Pastor Aaron Litzsey and Alex Batts.
By: Dana Porter
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adults age 25-34 and third within youth age 15-24, the centers for disease control reports and one campus organization is providing outlets to not only college students but to adults in the U District area to reduce the stigma of suicide.
Dr. Theresa M. Okwumabua, professor of psychology at U of M partners with Memphis STEPS (suicide training and prevention services), a registered student organization who host events that opens to the public.
By: Dana Porter \ MicroMemphis Reporter
The Memphis Botanic Garden is kicking off spring with events that spread Japanese culture.
Upcoming events include a Japanese landscape on May 2-4 where three different workshops will be given followed by a candlelight dinner and tour on May 6.
The Japanese landscape is a workshop that gives gardeners insight on how to maintain a garden.
Featured speakers include Dr. David Slawson, author of Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens and John Powell, a garden builder and pruning specialist.
This event will also include a screening and discussion of a new film: Evoking Native Landscape Using Japanese Garden Principles.
Gina Harris, director of education at Memphis Botanic Garden said they partnered with the Japan American Society of Tennessee for their Japanese cultured events.
By Dana Porter\MicroMemphis Reporter
By Dana Porter/MicroMemphis Reporter
Revive Café on 669 Highland St.is a growing business that promotes its amenities not only to students but to the whole neighborhood. After receiving an idea from his son who visited New York and saw that oxygen bars were just a normal thing for the city, owner Joe Rasoul was convinced to start this type of business in the Mid-South. In this video, Rasoul and employee Jeffery Perkins talk about the benefits of an oxygen bar and how business has been for them since its opening four months ago.