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Feb 22, 2016
The Sweet Potato Queens® Musical is Happening AND it is PARADE TIME AGAIN!

Dear Y'all,

At loooong last! I am sooo excited, I'm about to BUST!!!
 
  THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS® MUSICAL
IS HAPPENING!!

 

March 17-27, 2016--at the fantastic Theater Under The Stars, Underground in Houston, Texas--the first full stage production of this Wonder will be presented for your viewing euphoria!

 
You can get tickets online by CLICKING HERE


The fabulous LANCASTER HOTEL is offering a special rate and festivities for Queens.

Lancaster

 The code: "SPQ" or call 713-228-9500.


MY PLAN is to be at every single performance--and you KNOW, I will be EASY TO SPOT! Besides being huge, I will be SPARKLING and grinning just a whole lot. Put on your feather boas, your tiaras--all of your sequins, rhinestones and glitter and JOIN ME!
 
The incredible Creative Team who crafted this miracle (loosely based on my own):  da diva--Melissa Manchester, the tiny tornado--Sharon Vaughn, and HimSelf--the incomparable Rupert Holmes will all be there to receive your praise, accolades, and gratitude for bringing this show to life. (JUST FYI: The Musical Book is by multiple Tony ®Award winning Rupert Holmes, the music is by Grammy ® Award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester, and the lyrics are by Oscar ® nominee and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Sharon Vaughn.)
 
The Cutest Boy in the World, Kyle Jennings, my husband, WILL be in attendance as well and I know how y'all love him--just remember--I will be there and he is mine. Aunt Faye, I am talking to you. ( Aunt Faye is a Texas Queen of Some Reputation who, at 102, is daily plotting my death so as to make off with my man.)



And on the heels of all THAT excitement--it is PARADE TIME AGAIN!

ZDD 2016 Logo


Fondren's Zippity Doo Dah ® Parade and Weekend had to move to APRIL FOOLS WEEKEND this year, mostly on account of Easter but also on account of I wasn't missing a SECOND of the Musical! 

But how perfect is it for us? March 31-April 3--we will be FOOLS FOR FONDREN and all the Queencentric Details are HERE

Remember the Cardinal Rule:
READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BEFORE YOU EMAIL
ME WITH A QUESTION!

If I have truly FAILED to include anything, FEEL FREE TO FIRE AWAY!
 
AND, on April 10, I will be back in Houston, Texas, to speak at the WOMEN OF COURAGE luncheon--a fundraiser for the Houston Chapter of Hadassah, honoring breast cancer survivors and leaders in the community.  Ticket info is HERE.
 
If you have tried to "friend" me on Facebook, you know that I have the 5000 limit that FB imposes for some Unknowable Reason so I cannot add you and I am truly sorry for that! HOWEVER, I also have the JILL CONNER BROWNE AUTHOR PAGE that has no such irritating drawback. Please keep up with SPQ™ news there and also on the SWEET POTATO QUEENS® PAGE and please don't hesitate to post any questions or comments you have for me! As with my e-mails, I personally respond to ALL of them.

Thank you again for all that you do to make  Fondren's Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend a success for the sick and injured children of Mississippi through  Friends of Children's HospitalBatson Children's Hospital AND beyond, via Batson's membership in the  Children's Miracle Network!

Don't forget the 6th Annual PATTY PECK HONDA
DOO DAH DAY BLUE CAR GIVEAWAY




There will be weekly drawings on MISS 103 FM radio station for keys.
 
The more you buy and the earlier you buy, the better your chances are to WIN! Tickets are only $10 each and 100% goes directly to Friends of Children's Hospital as part of our fundraising efforts for the Batson Children's Hospital!
 
AT around 6p BEFORE THE PARADE, the Key Winners (or me as their proxy) will try their key on the Treasure Box Lock in the VIP Viewing Area. (This will be televised on WLBT-NBC.)

The Key that opens the lock is goin' win a brand new, blue
HONDA FIT LX CVT
from PATTY PECK HONDA!

Keep your eyes on Facebook for additional information and/or changes.

See y'all in Houston and Jackson, real soon!

Be particular--Jill Conner Browne, THE Sweet Potato Queen!

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