Tourism Board prepares for Fishing Tournaments on Caney Lake

The Jackson Parish Tourism Board took measures to prepare for the upcoming fishing tournaments on Caney Lake at their regularly scheduled montly meeting held on January 17th, in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Administration Building located at 160 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro. 

The session began with discussion on the Civil Rights Trail, fall and winter advertising and rental space. Board members Deneise Barlow, Kelly Spangler, Tammy Gunter, Christie Weeks andYumeaka Washington then agreed to allocate to Tommy Abbott of Louisiana Youth Bass Nation Inc. up to but not exceeding $1,000.00 for prizes and expenses.

It was then decided to award a first, second and third place prize to the winners of a Major League Fishing Tournament-Advertisement contest and select Sheryl Holder to design billboards for up to but exceeding 500.00. Facebook ads for up to but not to exceed $500.00 were also approved. 

Christie Weeks and Kelly Spangler were selected to preside again in 2023 as Chairman and Secretary / Treasurer and all other officers were voted to remain as same as last year. It was decided to contact more student other than just art students. about the annual art contest. 

The session ended following the agreement to hold the next meeting at the same location at 5:30pm on February 21st. 

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