Volunteers turn out in heavy numbers to help decorate downtown

Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce (JPCC) Director Wilda Smith said it best when describing the large throng of people who showed up in the early morning hours of last Saturday to help decorate downtown for the upcoming Christmas Parade and Festival.

“It does your heart good when you see so many people, especially young people, volunteering their time doing community service.”

Smith also heaped praise on the organizations, groups, past presidents of the JPCC, Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson and all the additional volutneers who assisted. 

“A big thank you goes to the Quitman Cheerleaders, Quitman Beta club and homecoming court from Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School,” continued Smith. “JPCC past presidents Randy Layfield, Glen Kirkland and Johnny Horton, along with Jonesboro Mayor Thompson, Barbara Layfield, Chad & Lora Trunnell and Will Kirland also deserves recognition and are deeply appreciated for their efforts.”

Smith gave one final “shout-out” as well. 

“It goes without saying, I’m not sure what we would have done without Warren Bradley leading us in what we’re supposed to be doing and how we were supposed to be running the lights,” said Smith. “Thanks also goes to all of the town employees who took the time to assist us as well.”

Pictures from “Decorate Downtown 2021”


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