First Presbyterian Day School Announces Plans for Holiday Potpourri Fundraiser

First Presbyterian Day School will host its annual fundraiser, Holiday Potpourri, on Friday, October 13, 2017, in the home of Cherry and Ted Duckworth in the Eastover neighborhood of Jackson. This 43rd annual event will be a festive day of food, shopping, and fellowship from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guests will enjoy the traditional and fabulous Bountiful Bakery, Garden and Gift Gallery, and Silent Auction. Local restaurants return for the enticing Tasting Tea, and the FPDS Honor Choir and Strings are scheduled to perform.

Since 1974, funds raised from Holiday Potpourri have provided an added level of excellence at FPDS, including increased technology and Idea Lab, renovations throughout the building, and an updated playground, library, stage, and art room. Funds raised from the 2017 event will support the completed building remodel and development of the FPDS preschool.  

“The announcement of the FPDS K3 and K4 program has brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm for our school around the community,” said Gary Herring, head of school. “Just a few weeks after the plan was revealed last fall, eight preschool classes were at capacity. It has been a blessing these first weeks of school to see so many smiles from new students and teachers.”

The 2017 Holiday Potpourri featured artist is Megan Adams Brooks of Dallas, Texas. Her artwork of painted silk, along with many other exciting items such as party packages, trips, artwork from local and regional artists, and retail items of both national brands and metro-Jackson favorites will be available in the event’s Silent Auction.

While Holiday Potpourri has grown over the years, its mission remains the same – to support FPDS as it plants seeds of Christlikeness in the hearts of children while providing a quality academic education.

Tickets may be purchased for $10 from FPDS students, at the school, or the day of the event. For more information, please call 601-355-1731 or visit