Tourism Board moves forward with planning of Fishing Tournament and Art Contest


The Jackson Parish Tourism Board held their regulary scheduled monthly meeting on November 15th in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury Administration. During the session board members Kelly Spangler, Tammy Gunter, Christie Weeks, Yumeaka Washington and Deneise Barlow discussed the Fishing Tournament that is to be held on Caney Lake in March and agreed to host a 4th annual Art Contest. The 2023 budget was also approved.

In old business it was noted that only a few photos were left to acquire for the Civil Rights Trail and that Christmas ads were up and running on billboards and facebook pages. In corresponding action it was agreed that the amount to be spent on billboards at the three locations chosed was not to exceed $6,000.00. Board members also decided to look into a rental to house tourism board equipment and approved changes to the Promotion Assistance Document Form. The session started with Gary Joyner, Vice President of the Jackson Parish Watershed Board asking for assistance with upcoming events.

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