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Labor Day Activities in Memphis

Zoo

Visit the Memphis Zoo!

It’s no secret that Memphis, Tennessee is home to dozens of popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Attractions range from a cultural history to a legend’s personal home. Here are several incredible Labor Day activities in Memphis.

  • Beale Street – There are few places that provide a greater look at history and culture than Beale Street. Boasting attractions like the headquarters of Civil War General Ulysses Grant to the birthplace of rock ‘n roll, Beale Street has made a name for itself around the country. There are over two dozen clubs and shops as well, so those with little interest in the city’s history can grab a souvenir instead!
  • Mud Island River ParkMud Island River Park stretches five blocks and is designed to give guests a look at life on the Mississippi. Enjoy the scenic view of the Mississippi River and downtown Memphis and take a ride on the Swiss-built monorail system. Most visitors spend at least four hours at the park so plan accordingly!
  • Memphis Zoo – The Memphis Zoo is home to thousands of animals and puts on special events and exhibits throughout the year. That alone makes it a great place to spend a day! Throw in animal shows and rides as well for a vacation the kids will never forget.



3 Can’t-Miss Acts at the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series

concert seriesIf there are two things that encompass the spirit of summer, they would be nature and music. Memphis is a city that has an abundance of both! The best place to experience the natural beauty and music of the city is at the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series. Every year, the series brings together some of the most talented acts in the music industry. You are not going to want to miss these three entertaining acts at the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series!

Billy Currington (July 29)

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a performer who is more spirited or friendly than Billy Currington. This Georgia native has been producing some of the most energetic country songs of the last decade!

REO Speedwagon (August 25)

It’s going to be hard to fight the feeling of purchasing a ticket to see this classic rock band live in concert! Don’t miss this chance before they take their act on the run.

Sheryl Crow (September 23)

When you think summer music, Sheryl Crow probably comes to mind. So who better to round out the Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series this year than her with all of her feel-good tunes?




Mazda’s Drive for Good Event Raises More Than $5.3 Million

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

There’s a difference between driving well and driving for good. Mazda recently wrapped up its Drive for Good Campaign, which allowed for customers to help out a national or local charity when they purchased a Mazda vehicle. The results of the campaign show just how much help it has generated for various charitable organizations.

According to a Mazda press release, Mazda’s Drive for Good Event raised more than $5.3 million for charity.

The event, which ran from late November 2015 through early January 2016, facilitated the donation of $150 to various charity organizations for every new Mazda vehicle sold.

Additionally, Mazda dealerships also pledged an hour of community service for every Mazda test drive.

“Mazda Drive for Good is in its third year and we are honored to again announce continued growth in donations to our nonprofit partners,” said Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of MNAO. “With more than 72,000 hours pledged, volunteering continues to be the best opportunity for our employees and dealers to make a real difference in their local communities.”

Working together, customers and Mazda dealers made the difference for charities across the nation, a testament to the character of the Mazda brand and those who drive its vehicles.




Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips from the CDC

Trick-or-TreatWith Autumn comes so many wonderful things: drinking apple cider until your belly hurts, pumpkin carving, road trips to admire the foliage, “sweater weather,” and of course trick-or-treating.

The latter often sees kids at their most excited. They get to dress up and be a character, hang out with friends, and, best of all, collect massive amounts of candy. Everyone loves trick-or-treating but it’s important to maintain safety.

Our friends at the CDC took some time to put together some helpful Trick-or-Treat safety tips:

  • Remember that you and your children are sharing the road with cars at night. Make sure they know to walk and never run. Consider giving them a flashlight and placing reflective tape on their shoes or bag.
  • Make sure their costumes are safe. That means ensuring that they can still see through their masks and that they can walk unimpeded.
  • Unless you know the person, it is ill-advised to eat homemade treats. Stick to factory-wrapped candy.
  • Try to limit your child’s candy consumption. Make it into a lesson in self-restraint and the dangers of addiction.

Like anything else, staying safe is important but so is having fun. Don’t forget to encourage your kids to have the maximum fun possible!