What’s Happening? Local Events Taking Place in October

Don’t know what to do this weekend or next? Maybe you have heard about something that is taking place but don’t know where to find any information about it. The Jackson Parish Journal is hoping this new site will be of value to you. See below for activities and events that are taking place this week or in the near future.

RESIDENTS ROCK (month of October): The Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce announces that October is national Residents Rights Month in Louisiana. Forest Haven Nursing Home invites you to get involved by showing off your artistic talents to the residents there.

Participation is simple. First find a rock that is not too big. Second paint it however you want. It can be a picture of anything you want to portray or provide some kind of inspirational meaning. Once finished drop it off at a designated box located at the front door of the facility. They will then be given to residents in an effort to brighten their day and rooms.

Concerts in the Park (October 8th, 15th, 22nd) : The Jackson Parish Tourism  Committee and Jackson Parish Library invites you to come and enjoy good fellowship and music each Wednesday evening throughout the month of October at Veteran’s Park in downtown Jonesboro.  Come one and all as there no admission fee charged.

  1. October 8th – rock/blues/soul singer Josh Love will perform from 5:30- 7:00 pm.
  2. October 15th – folk/soft rock singer Jon Sorenson will provide his “coffeehouse sound.” Also that evening is the Jackson Parish Art Contest Awards Ceremony.
  3. October 22nd – 1940’s/big band and patriotic songs will be the theme sung by the Belles at 5:30-6:30 pm.

CAMP MEETING (October 19-22): Full Gospel Temple located on 773 Walker Road in Jonesboro announces the 2020 Camp Meeting will begin on Monday, October 19th and run until Thursday, October 22nd. Each day will at 10:00 am and again at 7:00 pm inspirational services will be taking place led by several dynamic speakers. Youth services will be held that Tuesday thru Thursday at 5:30 pm. For more information please contact Pastor Joel Sneed at 318-237-1583.   

Fall Decorating Contest: (Month of October)The Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the following businesses have entered the Fall decorating contest: Grits and  Grace, Serendipity, Sunrise and Company, Forest Haven, Jackson Parish Bank, Driving done right, Kay’s design and Protective Insurance.

Participants are reminded to please keep in mind that decorations should be in your window or door entering your business. Winners will be announced on Halloween Day, October 31st.


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