JP Tourism Board sets Caney Lake Spring Fishing Tournament schedule

Tentative dates for three fishing tournaments on Caney Lake has been set by Jackson Parish Tourism Board at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting for September.

Subject to change, the tentative schedule shows the Northeast Anglers Tourney to be held at a date to be announced in February, a high school fishing event on March 23rd, and the National Crappie Invitational at a date to be set in the spring. 

Exploring Jackson Parish was chosen to be the theme of the 2024 Art Contest by Iboard members Tammy Gunter, Kelly Spangler, Christie Weeks, Deneise Barlow and Sandy Joynor in additional business.

A review of the 2023 Art Contest was also given and promotional items for upcoming events were said to be partially received (final delivery expected by end of October). Before the session ended it was also brought up that the board was waiting to hear from the Jackson Parish Police Jury on when the sign at Ebenezer launch on Caney Lake would be received. 

The Jackson Parish Tourism Board (JPTB) was established by ordinance in April of 1988 to be responsible for meeting regularly to review, discuss, and take action to promote tourism through development, maintenance, and initiative of the tourist industry and to preserve and develop historic sites and areas, museums, and tourist attractions throughout Jackson Parish.

To learn more on upcoming events or about the JPTB you can visit the website:

The next meeting of the JPTB is scheduled to take place at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd in the Sunshine Room of the Jackson Parish Administration Building, located at 160 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro. 

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