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Sparky Checks off bucket list item #47: Visits Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo Mississippi

Blog Post created by Michal Holland Employee on Aug 30, 2016

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Sparky traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi to visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley. He was born on January 8, 1935 to his parents Vernon and Gladys Presley. Elvis had a passion for music and often seen carrying a guitar around town with him. In September of 1957 he performed a benefit concert to raise money for a Youth Center and park for Tupelo. The money raised was used to purchase his birthplace and turned into a park for the children. The Elvis Presley Birthplace Park now consists of the, Birthplace, Museum, Chapel, Gift Shop, “Elvis at 13” statue, Fountain of Life, Walk of Life, “Memphis Bound” car feature and Story Wall.

 

Sparky turned 65 on March 18, 2016, and we have been pulling out all the stops to help him celebrate! He’s created a bucket list of 65 activities and events he’d like to accomplish between his birthday and October. As he checks them off his list, we’ll make sure to share them with you. Some of Sparky’s wishes are pretty lofty, while others are just fun or a bit silly. Check in weekly to see where he goes and what he’s up to!

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