We were so happy to be at the governor’s mansion in Jackson for the Chanukah celebration — and especially so, since our boys helped light the menorah.
The mansion has been occupied since 1842 and is regularly open for tours, but during the last two weeks of December, it’s generally closed to the public. This now makes me want to see more of them.
It was such a treat to visit — lots of the Jackson community came out.
They do this every year. Love it.
Governor Bryant was so nice and spent a good deal of time just talking with all of us — he later wrote a little note to Shugie and gave Shug his email address.
We did the menorah lighting, the rabbi gave a short talk as did the governor, and we sang songs
Tonight we had the annual lighting of the Menorah at the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. It’s always a pleasure each year. Recently I visited Israel for the third time on an economic development trip with businesses from all across the state. Mississippi will continue to stand by Israel as we move into 2017 and beyond.
We did a little impromptu tour of the home
From there, we took a day or two and drove up to Little Rock, as they were going to do their first Chanukah parade through the city. It was crazy fun! We met in West Little Rock, did a menorah lighting at a big intersection with a nice-size group and had latkes and doughnuts
We had a menorah put on top of Av’s Lexus (we were thrilled!)
then had a police escort to the capital building (soooooo pretty!!) with maybe a dozen or so other cars
and the other menorah lighting was next to their Christmas tree, which was so pretty!
Oh — and see that banner about the Beatles exhibit? That’s the very same exhibit that was at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland last year. It will be here in Little Rock through April 2.