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|Jindal to visit Thursday|
Gov. Bobby Jindal makes his first visit to Franklin Parish as governor Thursday when he will be the special guest speaker at the Winnsboro-Franklin Chamber of Commerce 59th annual installation banquet.
The banquet will be at the First United Pentecostal Church Family Life Center on Loop Road.
According to Lindy Price, chairman of the banquet committee, more than 325 people are expected for the event.
"Tickets have sold out. Everything is ready and we are really looking forward to the governor's visit," she said.
Price said the governor is expected to arrive by helicopter just prior to the event, which begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and speakers beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Jindal will be introduced by Mayor Jack Hammons, who served on the governoor's transition team as as vice president of the transportation committee.
Master of ceremonies will be Paul Price Jr., and outgoing president Scott Fenn will present a report on the chamber's activities for 2007.
Incoming officers for 2008 who will be introduced include Kevin Cobb, president, Lindy Price, vice president and Emily Arnold as secretary-treasurer.
Serving on the 2008 board of directors are Jimmy Cloessner, Kevin Cobb, Annette Harper, Darrell Teats, Dianne Tims, Emily Arnold, Jack Dailey, Bill Hendrix, Lindy Price, Jennifer Williamson, Christie Fenn, Jaqueline Johnson, Blake Kramer, Paul Price Jr. and Howard D. Smith
and ex-officios Jack Hammons, Kay LaFrance-Knight and Scott Fenn.