Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series Presents  Ben & Erin Napier

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Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Ben & Erin Napier

Stars of the HGTV series Home Town and HomeTown Kickstart, Ben and Erin Napier discuss home town pride and getting your community engaged.

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R.N. Tydings Auditorium 800 N. Jefferson Hobbs, NM 88240

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Ben Napier is a woodworker, author, and entrepreneur with a degree in history, founder of Scotsman Co. and co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. He is a past president of Laurel's Main Street America chapter dedicated to promoting the rebirth of their historic downtown district.

Erin Napier is a designer, author, and entrepreneur with a fine arts degree who started her career in corporate graphic design before founding her own international stationery company, Lucky Luxe, and is a founding co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co.

Six days after meeting in college, Erin and Ben decided they would marry and have been inseparable ever since, working side by side in every venture pursued. Their passion for small-town revitalization and American craftsmanship is evident in their store, Laurel Mercantile Co., where they design and manufacture heirloom wares and durable goods made exclusively in the United States.

They live in Laurel, Mississippi with their daughters, Helen and Mae, where they restore homes on HGTV’s Home Town.

Ben and Erin will be signing their books in the lobby after the event. The books "Make Something Good Today" and "The Lantern House" will be available for purchase.

Since its inception in 1989, the Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series has been hosted by University of the Southwest.  The purpose of the series is to contribute to the quality of life in Lea County, New Mexico and the surrounding area by providing nationally recognized speakers for intellectual stimulation and entertainment.  Admission to the lectures is free; however, you must have a ticket to attend.  We will be following all current CDC and local COVID guidelines. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well and please return your tickets. Thank you!