Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet

The Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce (JPCC) held their annual banquet on March 30th at the Family Life Center of the Jonesboro First Baptist Church. District Attorney John F. Belton who represent the Third Judicial District of Lincoln and Union parishes was the special guest speaker. 

“We would like to thank all of our sponsors and attendees for helping make this event a great success,” stated JPCC Director Wilda Smith. “As always L&L catering did an outstanding job with delicious food for the evening.”

Smith also spoke on the effort given by the Chamber board and members and how much support for Chamber events like this helps. 

“Although there is an amazing amount of work behind the scenes by the Chamber board & members it was worth the countless hours. Thanks to each of you for being a part of our events to benefit Jackson Parish,” said Smith. “We do not receive federal, state, or local funding and is operated solely on dues, donations, and events so ticket sales, sponsorships, and auction items really help the Chamber in promotion of local businesses.”

Donations to “Dress Up” Main Street still being accepted

In an effort to “dress up” Jimmie Davis Blvd. aka Main Street in Jonesboro for the upcoming Sunshine Festival the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce is still accepting donations from businesses and individuals for hanging baskets that will be placed in the center median. Also work to replant the flower urns along the street is ongoing.

“Baskets and plants can be donated in honor or memory of a loved one if you desire or simply donations can be made,” said Chamber Director Wilda Smith. “Businesses can also take ownership as well.”

Cost of a hanging basket is $35.00. Donations can be made by going to the JPCC office on 4th Street. 

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