Hunter Cross Recognized as Hub City Hero

March 7, 2023

The City of Jackson Recognizes Hunter Cross as Hub City Hero

Mayor Conger with Hub City Hero, Hunter Cross

JACKSON, Tenn. – Hunter Cross, owner of Third Eye Curiosities, has been selected as the February 2023 Hub City Hero.

Cross said that during his five years at Third Eye Curiostities, he sees members of the unhoused population daily and sees how real their struggle is.

“I kept telling myself what's the least I can do. I have a platform I have a regular customer base. I have the opportunity to combine music with helping this cause,” said Cross. “I had the location and it was a no-brainer. It was easy to do and it's something I believe in.”

Hunter’s nominator referenced the fact that Hunter “coordinates Krewfest to raise supplies for the local unhoused population” and that he “is passionate about the homeless situation in Jackson and works to connect the community to ensure resources are available for those in need.”

According to Cross, the 4th Annual Krewfest will be held this year. The fundraiser is geared toward bringing awareness to homelessness. He said that over 100 coats were donated last year.

“It’s combing live music and we all come together for donating what we have for those who don’t have,” said Cross. “I think last year there was an emphasis on boots and coats. I know what it's like to be uncomfortably cold but I can't imagine what it's like to be out there freezing.”

Cross said that just spreading the word about the festival and donating locally makes an impact.

“You can worry about what's going on outside our little city but you have the power to change what's happening in your neighborhood,” said Cross. “If you can’t attend the event, just know about the [local] resources.”

"Heroes don't turn a blind-eye to the needs of others. Hunter sees the need almost daily in his shop," said Mayor Scott Conger. "The mark of a true hero is when they use their platform in order to help others and that's what Hunter does for members of the unhoused community." 

“Hub City Heroes” selflessly and steadily give of their time and talent to improve the lives of others in the community. Recognition as a hero is one small way to thank these public servants for their efforts and it gives honorees the opportunity to raise awareness for causes that are important to them.


  • Committed to improving the quality of life of others in Jackson
  • Contributes time to community activities in a volunteer capacity
  • Serves as a role model and inspiration to others
  • Focuses on growth and well-being of the community we serve
  • Empowers and engages others to give back
  • Demonstrates integrity, collaboration, innovation and respect

Recipients will be selected monthly and nominations are continuous. To nominate a hero, visit Candidates must be a resident of Jackson, Tennessee

After a year of heroes have been recognized, one hero will be selected and awarded $1,000 to donate to a non-profit of their choice. For more information, visit