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Jackson Reclaimed Art Show a success

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Unique furniture and art could be found Thursday at the second annual Jackson Reclaimed Art Show at The Cedars on Old Canton Road.  The pieces showed off the talent of local artists. 

Some of the works were made from "reclaimed" materials like wood from old homes in Jackson's inner city. 

The event's purpose was to support Christian ministries in the metro area.  Last year, Jackson Reclaimed raised nearly $20,000 for Mission First.  Proceeds from Thursday's event will go to the Perkins Foundation.

"We are all about creating change in the City of Jackson.  We want to reach out and be a fundraising arm for different ministries in the inner city of Jackson," said Jackson Reclaimed artist and organizer Christi Steckel.  "This year we are benefiting the John Perkins Center.  It is a great foundation that really helps young children, and that's where the proceeds are going this year, to directly benefit the children's ministry at the Perkins Center."

The Perkins Foundation, located on Robinson Street, is a place where children and many single mothers are encouraged and supported in a safe environment.

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