A bake sale put on by the custodial staff at the Jackson County Courthouse raised $1,271 for the Felix Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Held last Friday in the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the bake sale had a variety of baked goods including cakes, pies, cookies, candy and so much more.
Several local businesses donated baked goods for the bake sale. Those businesses are Walmart, Hardees, Payne’s, the Variety Bake Shop, Bruce’s Foodland, Jack’s, Piggly Wiggly and Pine Brothers Coffee Company. Many courthouse employees and members of the public also donated baked goods.
Jackson passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 21, and instead of buying flowers, several people in the community wanted to donate money in his memory.
Jackson’s immediate family came up with the idea of a memorial scholarship because that is what they thought Jackson would have wanted. Jackson’s family wants to help people who have an interest in giving back to their community by pursuing a career in public safety or public service.
The Felix Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund will likely help someone go to EMT school, study emergency management or help someone going to nursing school.
Anyone who wants to donate to the Felix Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund can go to First Southern State Bank in Stevenson or Scottsboro and say they want to donate to the scholarship fund.