Sky Lake Construction Builds a Brighter Future for Palmer Home

May 29, 2020

It has been said home is where the heart is. For the last two years, Sky Lake Construction, LLC, in Nesbit, Miss. has been sharing a piece of their heart with the children at Palmer Home for Children.

Sky Lake Construction is a family-owned business founded by Jerry and Jackie McBride in 2010. The company builds affordable homes with custom amenities in several up and coming neighborhoods throughout Mississippi. They pride themselves on offering a wide range of homes to fit all budgets and stages of life, from first-time homebuyers to their 55+ active adult subdivision. In 2018, Sky Lake Construction was named best homebuilder by the Desoto-Times Tribune.

The company has always been involved with charitable work, but two years ago, they decided to focus on a few organizations in order to form long-term relationships. After attending Palmer Home’s annual Mudbug Bash in Hernando, Jerry McBride decided to become more involved in Palmer Home.Sky Lake Construction became the presenting sponsor of the event in 2019, a title it proudly holds again this year.

“Palmer Home has a long tradition and great reputation of helping young people,” says McBride. “Sky Lake Construction and the McBride family feel blessed to have the opportunity to be associated with such a great, Christian mission.”

Since its inception in 2004, Mudbug Bash has raised more than $500,000 for Palmer Home. Now in its 16th year, it has grown into one of the most anticipated events in the Hernando area. For five straight years, it has been voted the No. 1 charity event by DeSoto’s Best.

Mudbug 2020

The event typically draws crowds numbering between 800 – 1,000 hungry attendees on the Hernando Town Square. Attendees eat a total of 1,200 pounds of spicy crawfish and enjoy live music. While this year’s COVID-19 pandemic prevented the bash from being held in its traditional format, Mudbug Bash has been reimagined into a drive-thru, ensuring partying with a purpose will still happen.

“We applaud everything Palmer Home does,” says Lynda Edwards, marketing director for Sky Lake Construction. “The work they do is incredible. Through the years I’ve had the opportunity to learn about their mission and understand the importance of what they do and the need for an organization like Palmer Home. We definitely want to support it and do everything we can to help.”

Sky Lake has generously agreed to match all donations (up to $7,500) made between June 1 – June 6. If you would like to contribute to Sky Lake’s matching gift program, click HERE.

Tickets are still available to purchase a “Party in a Box” or individual plates. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, June 3. To learn more or place an order, visit our Events page.


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