The Sweet Potato Queen® And The Zippity Doo Dah Weekend in Fondren

March 7th, 2012 by

You’ve heard of her… she’s THE Sweet Potato Queen®, Jill Conner Browne. While writing books, helping raise money and awareness for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital, Blair E. Batson, and driving her new Patty Peck Honda Accord Crosstour around town, she hardly has time to say “Zippity Doo Dah” between all of her projects!

Jill Conner Browne and her Sweet Potato Queens® are gearing up for the 2012 Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend, March 22-25, with the BankPlus Zippity Doo Dah® Parade on Saturday, March 24. It’s a long weekend of frivolity to help raise funds and awareness for Batson’s Children’s Hospital,.

Patty Peck Honda is proud to work again this year with Jill Conner Browne and her efforts in the Zippity Doo Dah® activities. We donated a 2012 blue Honda Civic Coupe to Friends of Children’s Hospital and you could be the lucky winner by clicking HERE. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold for $25 each and the winner will be announced at the BankPlus Zippity Doo Dah® Parade on Saturday, March 24. (You don’t have to be present to win; although, we’d LOVE for you to be there with us!)

The earlier you enter the more chances you have to win. Beginning last week, all entries received will be placed in the barrel. The first Key Finalist was drawn and announced on Clear Channel’s Miss 103. The 1st two Finalists are Patricia Neal of Jackson and Lynn Lee of Jackson. Six Key Finalists in all will be drawn, the last one the day of the Parade. Then, all the Key Finalists will gather to see which lucky key will unlock the brand new 2012 Patty Peck Honda Civic Coupe!

Another exciting event during Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend is Jill’s book signing on Saturday, Zippity Doo Dah Weekend in the Fondren JacksonMarch 24 at 10:00 am in Duling Hall. She will be signing her newest book, Fat is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens Guide to Coping with (the crappy parts of) Life and you can get one of the first copies. If you purchase a Weekend Pass by clicking HERE, you’ll get a copy of her new book. (Non-pass holders can buy a ticket at the door, which includes the book.) Be one of the FIRST to get Jill’s brand new book! This ninth book in Jill Conner Browne’s comical series looks at the brighter side of life—even during the crappy parts. She puts her talents for smiling, waving or doing both simultaneously to use as she gives out advice and hysterical observations, such as: “Even when it’s crappy, you have the power to change it simply by changing your viewpoint.”

Jill drives a New Honda Crosstour from Patty Peck Honda and uses it for all her Sweet Potato Queen® duties, especially as she gets ready for the upcoming Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend. We hope she’s loving her Honda Crosstour from Patty Peck Honda — next time you see THE Queen driving around the Jackson area, honk and wave!

We at Patty Peck Honda are excited about the 2012 parade and we encourage you to come out March 22-25 to enjoy all the fun activities and help Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. Join in the conversation with Patty Peck Honda, Jill Conner Browne and the world famous Sweet Potato Queens® on Facebook.