2021 Christmas Festival Parade Grand Marshal Dipak Patel honored with coffee greet

What an exciting day it was in Jonesboro as the Christms Wonderland in the Pines Festival kicked off beginning with a coffee for Parade Grand Marshal Dipak Patel, owner of the Budget Inn in Jonesboro.  Several local dignataries, including Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson, Jonesboro Police Chief James “Spike”  Harris and Jackson Parish Police Jury President Amy Magee among others, paid homage to Pital for his unwavering dedication to the community. Following the event there was a concert performed by the children’s choir in the veterans Park, then the parade, and fireworks. 


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