Jackson Parish Tourism Board makes preparations for MLF Tournament

The Jackson Parish Tourism Board held their regular monthly meeting in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Police Jury Administration Building this past Monday, March 20th where they attended to several items on the agenda involving the upcoming Major League Fishing (MLF) Tournament on Caney Lake.

After approving the minutes of the February meeting, agreeing to accept the financial statement for the month and paying all bills, attention turned to several items of old business.

First was the announcement that only four pictures of the original founders of the Department of Defense was lacking to complete the Civil Rights Trail. This was followed by learning that the Police Jury was working on a location for a rental space and that the LA High School fishing tournament was deemed a success.

Board members Deneise Barlow, Kelly Spangler, Christie Weeks (Chairperson) and Yumeaka Washington were then informed that the welcome signs for MLF were finished and on display, billboard designs had been selected and the gift cards were finished. Discussion on the Banner Contest was tabled.

It was also learned that the LTA Fishing / Recreation Guide had been completed and a list was being compiled in regard to promotional item ideas.

In final action up to but not to exceed $700.00 was approved for Chairperson Weeks to attend the Rural Tourism Conference and $500.00 was to be given to the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce for promotion of the Sunshine Festival.

Before the meeting was adjourned board members were reminded about the Jackson Parish Clean Up Day scheduled for April 22nd.

The next meeting of the Tourism Board is slated for Tuesday, April 11th.

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