The beginning of October ushered in cooler temperatures (finally!) and an especially joyful evening hosted at Splinter Creek. The kick-off dinner for the seventh annual Conference on the Front Porch brought new friends to the property to discuss and share appreciation for the South's favorite architectural feature: the front porch.
A light rain did not dampen the spirits of the guests and speakers, who enjoyed a dinner catered by Grit restaurant and music by folk singer Caroline Herring to end the night.
Editorial Cartoonist and Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey said of the event, "I can't remember a more life-changing weekend. The Conference on the Front Porch hammered home the importance of connection and storytelling...days of meeting new friends, reconnecting with old ones and reminding us that we can all change the world around us through our art, in whatever form that may come."