Members of the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce and guests were treated to a very enjoyable time this last Thursday evening at their annual banquet that was highlighted by having Judge Jay McCallum as special guest speaker.
The event held at the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro Family Life Center began with a “greet and meet” that was followed by current Chamber President Johnny Horton welcoming everyone. After a delicious supper the much sought after motivational and inspirational speaker, who is a Division A, Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, entertained the crowd with his humor and eloquent words of wisdom.
McCallum took his seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeal on February 1, 2018 after serving as a judge of the Third Judicial District (Lincoln and Union Parishes) for 15 years. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Third Judicial District and as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1992-2002.
Following his address former Chamber president Glen Kirkland and Director Wilda Smith was recognized for their service. The event drew to a close by the awarding of the items that had been purchased through a silent auction and a certificate of appreciation to all sponsors.