Community Connection: Jonesboro

Blink and you might miss it. Jonesboro is the largest town and parish seat of Jackson Parish as well as the host of a week long session of this year's Summer Arts Camp. Home of the Sunshine Festival and Christmas Wonderland in the Pines, Jonesboro boasts diverse opportunities to appreciate and cherish what makes small towns so great.

I grew up in Jackson Parish, and I've spent a lot of time in Jonesboro. Whether is driving through to get to Wal-Mart or spending time downtown "looping," Jonesboro was always one of my favorite places to be. I've been to most of the churches, all of the schools, and to a lot of the downtown businesses.

Jackson Parish has many ways to pass the time and enjoy the outdoors. Jimmie Davis state park is a great place to spend a spring, summer, or fall day. You can enjoy swimming at the beach, water sports and fishing from either of two boat launches, or camping in the many cabins available at the park. There is also hunting available (in season of course) at the Jackson-Bienville Wildlife Reserve.

The United Methodist Church in Jonesboro is hosting this year's week-long session of NCLAC's Summer Arts Camps for Kids. The camp will take place July 15-19 from 9am-12pm each day. Registration is only $60 if you register before May 1 and only $65 after May 1. It's simple to register, too. Just download the form below, fill it out, and send it, along with a check, to:

NCLAC PO Box 911 Ruston LA 71273

If you have any questions, call us at (318) 255-1450. Can't wait to see you this summer!

2013 Summer Arts Camp Registration Form