Tourism Board Helps “Concert in The Park” Performer

Sometimes things don’t go according to plans. That was the case on October 15th when the scheduled Concert in the Park performance by Jon Sorenson was cut short due to rain and some of his equipment received damage.

Fortunately for the performer all was not lost thanks to the action taken by the Jackson Parish Tourism Board (JPTB) at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting held on October 19th at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro.

Board members Phillip Lawrence, Christie Weeks, Dawn Slezak, Joyce Amos Smith and Denise Barlow voted to allow Sorenson to not only return on October 19th as the opening act for the regularly scheduled concert featuring the Victory Belles but also pay an additional fee of $200.00 to cover the cost of lights and sound equipment provided by Hank Staples of WHS Productions.  Additional action taken on behalf of Sorenson was the agreement to purchase a new keyboard for an amount not to exceed $900.00 to replace the one that was damaged in the rain.

In further action the recognition of the student winners of the JPTB Art Contest was also rescheduled for October 19th and a new logo was agreed upon. The Tourism Promotion Assistance Guide was also adopted along with a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement.

The meeting began with the September meeting minutes and payment of bills being approved and ended with the 2021 budget being discussed and having action tabled until the next regularly scheduled meeting that will be held on November 16th.

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