Jonesboro Mayor pledges support for Christmas Lights

To the residents of Jackson Parish the news given by Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson is “String Music”. As in, it won’t be long before you will see employee’s from the Town stringing Christmas lights up and down Jimmie Davis Boulevard in preparation of the annual “Christmas Wonderland in the Pines.”

This past week Mayor Thompson gave his pledge to Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce Director Wilda Smith that the town will do everything that can be done to bring back the tradition that Jonesboro is recognized for all over the state.

“We are looking forward to participating in getting Jonesboro ready for the upcoming Christmas season,” said Thompson. “While we can’t do everything we have done in the past we are certainly going to do everything that money will allow to help the business community and residents enjoy the holiday season.”

Mayor Thompson also stated that as in the recent past that local businesses, churches and organizational groups are going to be asked to take care of lighting their own establishments.

“In order for the town to be the showcase it is known for we are going to need help from the business community,” said Thompson. “It is my hope that by working together we can re-establish our reputation as one of the prettiest Christmas settings that can be found.”

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