A large crowd attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi at the Delta State Derrall Foreman Golf Course. Members of the Cleveland Music Foundation, Mississippi Legislature, and GRAMMY Museum® at LA LIVE officially broke ground on a hot evening this week at the site of construction on the golf course.
The program opened with an introduction and welcome by Lucy Janoush, president of the Cleveland Music Foundation, followed by a thank you for the gift of music from Rev. Michael McLaughlin, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. Delta State President William N. LaForge welcomed guests and spoke about the important partnership between the GRAMMY Museum® and the Delta Music Institute (DMI).
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recognized the hard work that has gone into making sure the GRAMMY Museum went from a dream to a reality. He spoke about the advances of Mississippi’s economy this past year, adding the museum to the list of accomplishments. Gov. Bryant presented Janoush with a $2 million check, an installment for the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi.
The Mississippi Delta Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) recently hosted Delta State President William N. LaForge as speaker at a membership meeting in Leland.
LaForge was introduced by David Lush, co-president of the AAF Mississippi Delta, and was presented a welcoming gift by Ashley Zepponi, administrative specialist at Delta Health Alliance, and Kim Taylor, sales executive at WABG.