Jackson Mayor Gist was presented the 2017 Billy Schrivner Distinguished Service Award during the Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame’s luncheon, Thursday, at the Jackson Country Club.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to accept this award on behalf of a lot of people who I have worked with,” Gist said. “It encourages us … making Jackson one of the premiere cities in the nation in health, wellness and physical fitness.”

The luncheon is a prelude to the Hall of Fame ceremony which will be held at 6:30 p.m., at the Carl Perkins Civic Center, Thursday.

Five new members –  Drew Sutton, Sha Brooks, Jim Hardegree, Isaac “Ike” Lassiter and Leonard “Mush” Smith  will be inducted in the 32nd annual Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame.

(PHOTO: Jackson Mayor  Jerry Gist (right) visits with Jackson’s Ed “Too Tall” Jones during the hall of fame luncheon)

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