Chamber of Commerce Sponsoring Decorating Contest for Parish Businesses

The Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a decorating contest for parish businesses. Normally this would coincide with the annual Halloween in the Park festivities but due to restrictions as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic this has been cancelled this year.

That doesn’t stop businesses from putting their best “decorations” on display though as the contest, which runs through the months of September and October will go on as planned. Winners will be announced on Halloween Day, October 31st. To enter contact Chamber of Commerce director Wilda Smith at 318-426-6511 or go to the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Early sign up for Christmas Parade encouraged

People who are interested in participating in the 2020 Christmas Parade are encouraged to sign up early. The annual parade is expected to take place on Saturday, November 28th. There will be some changes this year such as no horse drawn carriages allowed for health and safety reasons due to COVID-19.

“We are asking for everyone to contact the Chamber of Commerce as early as possible to reserve your spot,” said Chamber Director Wilda Smith. “This will help the parade go off without a hitch.”

There will be three divisions of floats that will be judged which are businesses, family / friends and churches.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles and four wheelers are also traditional parade participants. Entry forms are available outside the front window at the JP Chamber of Commerce office or can be downloaded by going to


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