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Parish Park to receive more funding

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A father and son spend a tranquil moment fishing at Lincoln Parish Park. The park’s budget is expected to experience a healthy boost this year because of a stipulation in an agreement between the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Lincoln Parish Park Director James Ramsaur will likely get a few items on his park wish list in the near future thanks to an anticipated funding boost.

A cooperative endeavor agreement between the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau approved by the legislature when the park was built called for the CVB and the park to share a 3 percent hotel/motel tax collected at the time.

The CVB would receive 2 percent and the park 1 percent of this tax paid by all who stayed at parish hotels and motels.

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