On July 18th, the Jackson Parish Tourism Board held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Administration Building in Jonesboro.
After deeming the dedication of the Civil Rights Trail a complete success, members Tammy Gunter, Kelly Spangler, Christie Weeks, Yumeaka Washington and Deneise Barlow have now turned their focus on additional projects and events scheduled for the near future.
Expected to be first is a “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Ebenezer Fishing Pier on Caney Lake that will take place as soon as the Fire Marshall gives the go ahead from their final inspection. Next will be awarding the winners of the Art Contest in a reception that has tentatively been set for September.
Also approved was the expenditures of up to but not exceeding $200.00 for promotional items and up to but not exceeding $2,500.00 in grant money on a promotional Christmas ad.
After announcing that the next meeting of the board would be at 5:30 pm on August 8th the meeting was adjourned.