Woody McDonald named Grand Marshal of 2022 Freedom Celebration Flotilla

Woody McDonald, Chairman of Board at the Jackson Parish Bank in Jonesboro and the one considered most responsible for Caney Lake coming into being, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2022 Freedom Celebration Flotilla that will be held on Saturday, July 2nd.

It was McDonald’s vision in 1966 that led to Caney Lake coming into being. For two decades (1967-86) he served as the Jackson Parish Watershed District Commissioner where he staunchly stood strong for the people of Jackson Parish during the many political battles that threatened the construction of what has now become one of the top lakes in the south. 

“No one did more for the birth of Caney Lake than Woody McDonald,” said former state representative Jamie Fair in an 1982 Shreveport Times article.


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