When was the last time you talked with your neighbors? Not just a passing hello, but an actual, heartfelt conversation? If it has been a while, you are not alone. Research shows fewer and fewer people even know the names of the people who live on the same block, let alone choose to socialize or interact with them. Then, we add a global pandemic that forced us to remain distanced from our own family and neighbors. What a year?
But, don’t be distressed! There is a simple remedy just around the corner. The Downtown FAM Jam will offer Petal residents, county neighbors, visitors, and friends an opportunity to enjoy live music, great food, artists, and retail vendors in a FAMily friendly environment. It also offers a lot more than just one evening of fun.
The social benefits of local events are less visible, but they are just as important. It’s fair to say that the FAM Jam fosters community pride, teaches people new things, and strengthens relationships. It keeps our residents in Petal for the evening and introduces guests to our downtown. It’s free advertising for our downtown businesses.
Our request from our guests is simply to leave the area as you found it and respect the property of the businesses and people in the neighborhood. Have a great time and take lots of photos. Help us grow the Downtown FAM Jam and allow us to bring more community events to Petal