Words and Images by Jenny Lynn Davis
Young Jewelers recently marked a significant milestone with a special event. Last Friday, the store celebrated its 75th anniversary with a Derby-themed party titled “Jewelry and Juleps.”
The celebration invited guests to visit the store and explore a special collection of jewelry while learning about the store’s storied history. Attendees also enjoyed refreshments, including charcuterie cups and mint juleps, which perfectly complemented the Derby theme.
Guests were also invited on board a commissioned ride on Trolley on Main (aka TOM) for a 20-minute tour of downtown Jasper, called “Mules and Murals,” which showcased the beautiful artwork that adorns many buildings and structures throughout the area.
Missy Miles, the talented muralist responsible for much of downtown Jasper’s artwork, served as the guide for this special tour. Miles provided fascinating insights into the history and significance of each piece, making it a truly memorable experience for all.
“It’s an honor to work in Jasper. It’s beautiful to me to see the cohesiveness of how businesses here all work together in support of building and sustaining a strong community,” Miles says. “Art is a medium for conveying a message, and the murals across downtown, as well as the painted mules sponsored by the Walker County Arts Alliance, help tell the story of a strong community from the perspective of both the present and the past.”
Iris Jarvis, Vice President of Young Jewelers, says that the purpose of this event was to not only celebrate the store’s anniversary, but to thank the community members who make it possible for the store to still exist and thrive.
“We are so thankful for the countless amounts of people who have supported us over the years and made it possible for us to still be in business today. We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve this community and look forward to many more years of providing for the Jasper community.”
As Young Jewelers looks ahead to the next 75 years, it’s clear that they will continue to build on this foundation and remain an essential part of the Jasper community for years to come. WL