Chamber Director Smith gives thanks for successful Christmas Holiday celebration

When the calendar turned to 2022 it ended a month full of activities and celebration of the Christmas season that has made the town of Jonesboro well known, especially for their lights display, accross the state.

wilda smithSpearheading this effort each year is the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce and in particularly it’s director Wilda Smith, who deserves great appreciation for the hours and hours put forth for the residents of Jackson Parish.

While she is the one who should be given thanks, as is her nature, Smith gives her apprection to the many who stepped up to make this year’s event one of the best ever through the statement below.

The Jonesboro Hodge community pulled together to have a beautiful display of Christmas lights for December 2021. There are many to thank for their contribution and support.

Thanks to Mayor Thompson and the Town council for their support for the Christmas decorations which allowed Warren Bradley and his crew to create a fantastic design of all of the lights and displays.

Thanks to Mayor Palmer of Hodge and their town employees by having a beautiful display of Christmas lights on 167.

Appreciation to Tiffiny Walker, one of our new chamber members who met greeted and assisted the vendors who were set up on Polk Avenue.

Thanks to Christie weeks who coordinated the coffee for our grand marshal and the ladies of the community who furnished the refreshments.

Jonesboro State Bank for sponsoring the school choirs in the veterans Park. Thanks to the schools for participating.

Appreciation to Glen Kirkland, Will Kirkland and David Caskey for moving and returning the sound system.

hanks also to Bill Staples for another wonderful job of emceeing our Christmas parade.

Lining up the parade thanks goes to Todd Culpepper, Glen Hathaway, Randy Layfield and Ross Pullin at First Baptist Church.

At the Methodist Church thanks to David Chestnut and David Caskey.

We thank Rusty Tolar for chauffeuring our judges around prior to and after the parade.

And once again we could not have a parade or the other events that we have in our parish without our first responders, who provided us with security and were ready there for emergencies.”

Wilda Smith


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