Old County Store to host 2nd Annual Clark Shaw Prayer Walk

The Old County Store and Casey Jones Village is having its second annual Clark Shaw Memorial Prayer Walk on Oct. 15.

They are partnered with the Jackson Police Department and Garry Martin, pastor of Jackson First Assembly of God to honor Clark Shaw.

Shaw was known in his community for his commitment to his Christian faith, his love of Jackson and the state of Tennessee and his efforts to boost tourism locally and statewide. Shaw was the son of Brooks Shaw, who founded the Old Country Store in 1965. After his father's death, Shaw assumed leadership moving it off the Highway 45 Bypass near Interstate 40.

Shaw and Pastor Martin coordinated the first prayer walk in the Old Hickory neighborhood in 2018. Shaw's life verse was Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

"We are excited to partner with Pastor Garry Martin and the Jackson Police Department to bring this event back,” said Old Country Store General Manager Brooks Shaw. “My dad Clark spent a lot of time praying for Jackson and specifically for the Old Hickory neighborhood. He might have disagreed with us naming this walk in after him, but we believe it's a perfect embodiment of his legacy in Jackson."

Attendees for the walk will meet in the parking lot of Barton's Home Outlet, 756 Old Hickory Blvd. in Jackson at 8 am. Old Country Store will provide sausage biscuits and coffee while supplies last.

The walk will begin at 9 am. Groups will head west on Old Hickory before breaking off to walk down the side streets, coves and into apartment complexes to pray for God's will, protection and guidance over the residents and neighborhood.

JPD will host a cookout lunch in the parking lot at 11 a.m., and area residents are invited to attend.

Officers will be available for a meet and greet and other emergency response agencies are invited.

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