Monday, December 30, 2013

This week at Paris Landing

New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 – 01 @ Paris Landing (west)
New Year’s Eve?  Paris Landing State Park has something for everyone, from complete New Year’s Eve packages to delicious buffets! The $129 New Year’s Eve package for two people features inn room, dinner and breakfast buffets, dancing and more! Other options include the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve dinner buffet, offered from 4:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. CT for $15.95 per person. After dining, guests can take a spin on the dance floor, moving to the rhythms of Syndicate of Soul.  Dance tickets can be purchased for $25.  From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT, a New Year’s Day breakfast buffet, $7.95 per person, gets the New Year off to a fulfilling start. Enjoy an assortment of Southern specialties while taking in the views of Kentucky Lake. For complete details about these offers and the New Year’s package, call 731-642-4311.
Visit Paris Landing State Park’s website at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/paris-landing


Shiver on the River
January 1
At the boat launch ramp at Paris Landing State Park.
Take a cold dunk for a great cause.  Proceeds benefit R.E.A.L. Hope Youth Center.  Your donation will include the official plunge, buffet at the Paris Landing Inn’s restaurant and the official 2014 t-shirt!  Call 731-333-1320 for more information or visit their website at http://www.realhopeyouthcenter.com/


Paris Landing State Park Hosts 1st Hike
Jan 01 @ Paris Landing State Park
Meet up with Ranger Rebecca Davenport at the Paris Landing State Park Hotel lobby for the parks first hike of the New Year! We will take the picnic loop along the widest point of Kentucky lake. There will be two hikes; the first is at 12 pm & the second at 2 pm. We will learn all about the history of the lake, the creation of Paris Landing State Park, and watch for the various waterfowl that migrate to this area every winter. Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and water are a must, the hike is considered easy and the trail is paved. After the hike, the park will provide a campfire with s’mores! Dress in layers since it can be very cold when hiking by the lakefront! To reserve your spot please call the park office at 1-731-641-4465 or the hotel at 1-731-641-4440.  Visit Paris Landing State Park’s website at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/paris-landing


Monday, December 2, 2013

December at the Lake is an unusual time.  On the lake - most of the time - it's incredibly quiet.  There aren't many people here and the wildlife start to move back in and reclaim their territory.  The air is crisp, clean, clear and you can hear things you never noticed before way off in the distance.  It's a great time for walking on the beach, feeling the sun on your face, picking up unusual rocks, and seeing how far you can skip stones over the glassy, smooth water.

And just like everywhere else ...we're getting ready for Christmas so we've still got lots going on.  Please check our event schedule for Paris Landing and Paris at http://parislanding.org/

from everyone at
The Paris Landing Tourism League


Monday, November 25, 2013





Thank you for your support 
and for coming to play with us.  






Paris Landing State Parks hosts Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 28
Enjoy scenic views of Kentucky Lake while enjoying your holiday feast. The Paris Landing restaurant at the Inn in Paris Landing State Park will feature a selection of holiday entrees, vegetables and desserts from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.   Adults $15.95 per person, children 6-12 half price, children 5 and younger no charge (per paying adult). Group reservations are recommended. A peaceful stroll along the lake is the perfect way to cap off the meal. From late fall to early spring many water birds may be seen, including bald eagles nesting near the Kentucky Lake shoreline. For more information call 731-642-4311 or 800-250-8614.
Christmas by the Lake Arts & Craft Festival on Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Get into the holiday spirit at the annual Christmas by the Lake Arts and Crafts Festival at the Inn in Paris Landing State Park. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 and conclude on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.   Vendors will be offering a great selection of arts and crafts - perfect for those on your holiday gift list.   Friday: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.;  Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  For more information call 731-641-4465.

North Pole Family Day
 in downtown Paris on November 29th
10 am until 2 pm. Santa, Rudolph and the Elves arrive on a fire truck, crafts, readings of the Polar Express at the old depot and more.  Visit www.visitdowntownparis.com for more information.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Open House at T.F. Rice & Co.

You are invited:

November 23
Holiday Open House at 
T.F. Rice & Co.
Door Prizes throughout the day.
11620 Highway 79 N. (the Lake Highway)

Buchanan, Tennessee 38222 (Paris Landing area)
Hours:  10 until 4 pm.  




Our artists and artisans will be visiting through the day to meet with you.  We will be giving away Door Prizes all day!  From 11-2, Kathy Salazar will be showing how to make cards, you can "Make & Take" a Christmas card.  And there is a large Christmas tree painting just waiting for all our visitors to paint in their own ornaments and decorations.  The painting will be donated to a worthy cause.  

T.F. Rice & Co. offers a unique and eclectic shopping experience.  Choose gifts, decorative items and art created by some of the  most talented artisans in Northwest Tennessee. More information here.

Fun and fashionable scarves, gloves and other woven accessories.

Unique jewelry.

Original art, art prints, pottery, hand worked wooden bowl, wildlife carvings - are just a few of the unique gift and decorating items you'll find at T.F. Rice & Co.

Come join us!

Tell your friends and start your Christmas shopping at
T.F. Rice & Co.




Monday, November 11, 2013

Fall!!!!!!

Just in case you wanted to
Come Play With Us!
Fall Is Here In All It's Glory!

You should come see it!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Veterans Parade


We're Having A Parade!

Henry County Veterans Parade

November 9 at 10 am



The Grand Marshall will be World War II veteran, Johnny Gibson of Springville.  Some of the participants include the Henry County Marching Patriots, the Cub Scouts, local law enforcement and fire departments, local Veterans organizations and representatives from Fort Campbell.  The parade will start on Fairgrounds Road and proceed up East Wood Street.  If you or your organization would like to be a part of this parade or if you have questions, please contact the Veterans Service Office at 642-5055.

So ....

Bring a Flag and Come Thank A Veteran!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Cabela's Crappie USA Winners

This past Friday and Saturday October 25th & 26th the Cabela's Crappie USA Classic was held on Kentucky Lake at Paris Landing. In this major crappie fishing event nearly 200 anglers from 18 different states were competing for $107,000.00 in cash and prizes.

1st Place Semi-Pro:  Ronnie Capps / Steve Coleman
both from Tiptonville, Tennessee with a Weight of 20.89.

1st Place Amateur Division:  William A. Rhodes of Cedar Grove, Tn and James R. Dameron Jr. of Humboldt, Tn with a weight of 19.49.

1st Place Amateur Big Fish:  Brandon Rogers of Murray, Ky and Roger Milby of Auburn, Al - Weight 1.99

1st Place Semi-Pro Big Fish:  Kris Mann and Terry Mann both from Mt. Sterling, Ky - Weight 2.34


Get the whole story here:  http://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Results_News_Release.cfm?Tournament_ID=507

Results & Weights:  http://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Results_Weigh_In.cfm?Tournament_ID=507

Photos:  http://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Results_Photos.cfm?Tournament_ID=507&Type=2

We're so glad they came to play with us!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Getting Ready for Cabela's Crappie USA

Everyone is getting ready for Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic next weekend out of Paris Landing.
October 23 - 26  Get the details here:  http://www.crappieusa.com/Tournament_Information.cfm?Tournament_ID=507


Wally Marshall (a.k.a Mr. Crappie) looks ready to us!  Check out the nice Crappie he caught last week.


Come Play With Us!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Groovin on a Sunday Afternoon

What a beautiful day it has been!

Perfect for "Groovin' On A Sunday Afternoon."
Thanks to Kathi Stofel for the photo.


Come Play With Us!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Strike King Conference

Here is one of the big fat slabs caught earlier this week at the Strike King Lure Company pro team conference at Fishtale Lodge

Photo credit to Extreme Angler TV

Nice fish!
See what you can catch if you ...

Come Play With Us!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Photo Contest

Paris Landing State Park
And
“The Friends of Paris Landing”
2013 Fall Photo Contest

Deadline is October 15, 2013


Get all the details here:
http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/ParisLanding/docs/photocontest.pdf



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Shopping & Lunch


T.F. Rice & Co.  is ready for Halloween and Fall with lots of decorative items and gifts.


Lots of pretty necklaces handcrafted by the ladies from the Shoe String Wedding Ministry.

Lots of pretty everything!

And then there's lunch!


There's always something to do at Paris Landing.  Visit our Business Directory here.

Come Play With Us!







Thursday, September 26, 2013

This Weekend ...Get An Eye Full of Paris

Eye Full of Paris Weekend - Where the Arts Converge

If you've been thinking about making a trip to Paris, Tennessee - this is the weekend to do it.

Fans of music and the visual arts have a big weekend in store September 27-28 when Eye Full of Paris Weekend takes the stage in Historic Downtown Paris. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association (DPA).

The weekend kicks off Friday with Noon on the Square when Commercial Bank will bring the music of John Austin McDaniel to the stage on the courthouse lawn. (Check out this gifted country artist at www.cdbaby.com.) Project Graduation will sell lunch hot off the grill, and the DPA will take donations for Pepsi drinks. Bring a lawn chair, come early and enjoy a great time.

Downtown’s 30+ merchants, including seven clothing boutiques, ten gift shops and four eateries will have their doors wide open with Eye Full of Paris Sales on Friday and Saturday,” said DPA President Kathy Ray. Log on www.shopmainstreets.com/states/tennessee.html to access an online tour of many of
these shops.

Saturday, September 28 the courthouse lawn becomes the crossroads of art, music and food when Arts ‘Round the Square (ARTS), sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council (PHCAC) opens at 9:00 am. Juried potters, wood carvers, fiber artists, jewelry makers, wood workers, and painters demonstrate and sell their wares throughout the day. The demonstrations have become one of the well-loved hallmarks of this event, according to PHCAC Executive Director Kat Tolley. “Our visitors like to view the creative process,” said Tolley, “even if it’s just a brief glimpse into that individual’s method.” Artists continue to be juried throughout the month. For information, log on www.phcarts.com or call 731-642-3955.

For those who would like to have a hands-on experience, a Downtown Sketch Crawl is scheduled for 10:00 am. Participants meet on the north side of the courthouse with pencil, paper or sketch pad. Everyone draws for 30 minutes then shifts to a different side of the courthouse and starts over. At noon photos are taken of the sketches for the Downtown Paris Association. The free event is open to all ages and ability levels. For more information, email Snow at joeearl.snow@gmail.com.




Children can also get in touch with their inner artist at Arts ‘Round the Square at the KidsZone, an area forinteractive children’s projects. These projects are free and help children connect their work with the professional work that is taking place around them that day.



Music is a large part of ARTS with live performances throughout the day on the lawn. These include:

  • 9:30 Henry County High School Marching Band will start the music program as they march into the downtown court square.
  • 10:15 Scott Myatt and Steve Short on stage
  • 11:00 Jamaica Me Happy Steel Drum Band from UT Martin on stage
  • 12:00 Renaissance Theatre from Bethel University on stage and on Washington Street
  • 1:00 Shepherd Family on stage
  • 1:30 Henry County High School Madrigals on stage
  • 2:15 Paris Henry County Youth Orchestra


ARTS wraps up a 4:00 pm just in time for visitors to grab a blanket or lawn chair and head to the Paris Winery on Harvey Bowden Road. The band Risky Business takes the stage at 6:00 pm for the Eye Full of Paris finale. This group features originals plus favorite Country, Southern Rock, Classic Rock and Blues tunes. Bring a picnic basket or enjoy take out from the Ruggero’s Italian Bistro during this free evening of live music and wine tasting under the stars. Visit www.ParisWinery.com or call 731-644-9500.

The DPA invites visitors stay overnight Friday and Saturday at downtown’s Home Sweet Home Bed and Breakfast or with other local innkeepers.

The historic downtown churches welcome visitors for Sunday services.

Eye Full of Paris began in June, 2006, with Paris-Henry County Art Council’s first Arts Round the Square (ARTS) held on the courthouse lawn. In 2007 the Council partnered with the Downtown Paris Association; sites and dates were expanded. That same year the event was renamed and received funding from the Tennessee River Resort Act. Find out more at www.VisitDowntownParis.com, www.TnVacation.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 731-642-3431.

The mission of the Downtown Paris Association is to promote prosperous business
activity and community involvement while encouraging preservation of the downtown
area. Visit them online at www.visitdowntownparis.com or call DPA President Kathy
Ray at 731-653-PARIS.

Here's a recap:

  • Friday - Noon on the Square with a live band and concessions and Wildlife Art Exhibit at Lee Academy.
  • Saturday - Arts 'Round the Square from 9 am to 4 pm.  Visual artists, amazing entertainers, and great food on historic court square.  Bring the kids for free interactive kids zone.
  • Saturday - Concert in the Vineyards at Paris Winery from 6-10.  Go to https://www.pariswinery.com for more information.
  • Sunday - Downtown Churches Rejoice at First Baptist Church Christian Life Center from 12:30 - 2:30.  A wide variety of performances by musicians of all ages.  Call 731-642-5074 for more information. 

For more information visit:
https://www.phcarts.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/downtownparistn/
http://www.visitdowntownparis.com/

Come Play With Us!



Thursday, September 19, 2013

BBQ Cook Off Updates

5th Annual Boss Hoss Cook Off

September 19 - 21, 2013 at Paris Landing State Park




Look Who's Coming To Play With Us!
Tentative List of Teams ... So Far
  • 2 Mighty Swine Fellas 
  • Double A’s BBQ 
  • Grillin & Chillin 
  • Martin Healthcare 
  • Big Bubba’s BBQ 
  • Dew Drop Inn BBQ 
  • Tennessee River Porkers 
  • Hawg County  
  • Pirate Pork 
  • Ash Kickers 

Revised List  Prizes and Sponsors as of 9/18/2013

Grand Champion:  $775.00
  • $400.00  Paris Landing Tourism League
  • $100.00 Foundation Bank
  • $100.00 Lake Associates Realtors
  • $100.00 Stewart County Chamber of Commerce
  • $75.00 Eagle Creek Clinic - HCMC
Pulled Pork:
  • 1st  place : $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd place: $75.00 McDonald’s Paris
  • 3rd place: $ 50.00 Sign & Trophy Express
Chicken:
  • 1st Place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Chadwicks Lake Properties
  • 3rd Place: $50.00 Little Eagle RV
Ribs:
  • 1st place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Lakeway Building Supply
  • 3rd  place: $50.00 Southern Lighting & Graphics

Best Team Spirit:
  • $50.00 Cabinet Corner

In addition to this website, you can also follow us on Facebook for updates on payouts and all the information for the BBQ cook off!

Get ready to see some smoke rolling over Paris Landing and the motorcycles rumbling!!



Come Play With Us!

Friday, September 13, 2013

BBQ Cook Off Update

Prizes and Sponsors for the 5th Annual Boss Hoss Cook Off
September 19 - 21, 2013 at Paris Landing State Park

Grand Champion:  $775.00  as of 9/18/2013

  • $400.00  Paris Landing Tourism League
  • $100.00 Foundation Bank
  • $100.00 Lake Associates Realtors
  • $100.00 Stewart County Chamber of Commerce
  • $75.00 Eagle Creek Clinic - HCMC

Pulled Pork:

  • 1st  place : $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd place: $75.00 McDonald’s Paris
  • 3rd place: $ 50.00 Sign & Trophy Express

Chicken:

  • 1st Place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Chadwicks Lake Properties
  • 3rd Place: $50.00 Little Eagle RV

Ribs:

  • 1st place: $100.00 Boss Hoss Cycles
  • 2nd  place: $75.00 Lakeway Building Supply
  • 3rd  place: $50.00 Southern Lighting & Graphics


Best Team Spirit:

  • $50.00 Cabinet Corner

Note:  If your BBQ team needs electricity, make sure to sign up early because space is limited and it will be first come first serve.

Our community is really being supportive of the 5th Annual Boss Hoss Cook Off.  Thanks to all our sponsors who continue to make this event grow every year!!   Bring on the smoke! 

In addition to this website, you can also follow us on Facebook for updates on payouts and all the information for the BBQ cook off!

Get ready to see some smoke rolling over Paris Landing and the motorcycles rumbling!!



Come Play With Us!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Arts & Crafts Kind of Weekend

It's going to be an Arts & Crafts kind of weekend at Paris Landing.


Saturday & Sunday, September 7 - 8
Arts In The Park at Paris Landing State Park

    
                                        Arts and Crafts                                                  Food

Kid Activities

This is a great event with craft people coming from hundreds of miles away to show their wares.  

While you are in the neighborhood you might also want to check out T.F. Rice & Co.  where everyday is an arts and crafts fair and you can always find handmade items by local artisans.  

    
T.F. Rice & Co. has truly become a "gathering of eclectic artists" many of whom are unable to participate in shows such as the one at the State Park.  

T.F. Rice & Company  - open Saturday 10-5 and this Sunday from 10 - 3
731-336-1290
1162- Hwy 79 N., Buchanan, Tn 38222

While you are in the neighborhood, please check out these local restaurants:

Dodd’s Country Store

Dry Dock Restaurant

Lakeview Grill

Pizza Pro


Come Play With Us!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Come Join Us!



The Paris Landing Tourism League is having it's annual membership drive.  You can join and come play with us for as little as $25 for the year.  Get the details and an application form here. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Photo from Big Bass Splash website.
Phil Cannady of Waverly, Tennessee won the 2013 Triton boat with this 9.08 pound bass and was the overall winner of the Big Bass Splash this past weekend at Paris Landing.

Despite rainy weather the 2 day event grew from 198 entries last year to 546 this year and was an overwhelming success.

Get all the details, results and see more photos on their website at http://www.sealyoutdoors.com/results and their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BigBassSplash



A big, huge thank you to McDonald’s and Sealy’s Outdoors
for sponsoring this worthwhile event.


We’re so glad you came to play with us!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Big Bass Splash - Day Two

Riley Miller weighing in a bass to be weighed!



Collin Whitehead landed this 2.85 lb. Catfish in the kid division. Way to go Collin!!

To see the latest results follow them on Facebook at this link https://www.facebook.com/BigBassSplash?ref=ts&fref=ts

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Local photographer, Richard Graves just sent us a hummer.  A hummingbird that is.


To see more of our local wildlife you can always click on that "Wildlife" button under "Labels" at the bottom right of this page or visit Richard Graves' website right here.

Wildlife is just another reason folks
Come Play With Us!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2nd Annual Big Bass Splash

This Weekend
August 17 & 18 at Paris Landing State Park

You don’t have to be a professional angler or even own a boat to win big prizes in this tournament.  Amateurs can fish from a boat, the bank or a pier to win cash prizes.  Kids are welcomed.

There will be over $85K in guaranteed cash and prizes.  Portions of the proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House and McDonald’s select charities. 1st place overall will win a 2013 Triton 18XS boat. The boat is powered by Mercury and equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance, Navionics, Power Pole, Hydrowave, Healthy Battery and Tournament Saver pro.

Amateur anglers will compete either in boats or from the shore from 6am to 2pm both days of the event. Five places will be in cash every hour of the tournament with the heaviest bass caught winning $500, 2nd Heaviest $400, 3rd $300, 4th, $200, and 5th Heaviest each hour winning $150.

Also each day of the event the first contestant that weighs in the first 4 pound bass will win $1000 in cash. There will also be drawings for prizes including a Polaris Sportsman 400 4-wheeler and other prizes.

Child anglers ages 12 and under may participate in the Little Anglers Division and win Academy Sports and Outdoors Gift Cards and ribbons for catching fish.

Registration fees to participate in the tournament will be $135 for one day or $185 for both days. Registration will take place at the state Park from noon to 8 pm on Friday August 16th and each morning of the event from 5-6 am.

There will be free music and entertainment during the event and spectators can also win prizes from surprise drawings on Sunday. For more information on this year’s Big Bass Splash visit the Sealy Outdoors Website  or call 1-888-698-2591. You can also follow the event on twitter or Facebook.

Come Play With Us!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tour de Paris Landing Results

The rainy weather cleared up just long enough on Sunday for the final day of  Tour de Paris Landing.  Really - we had one more little rain shower at about 5:15 pm on Sunday as if to put an exclamation point on our rainy weekend.  And, as I am writing this on Monday morning - it is once again just pouring down rain!  But while the sun shined on Sunday we had lots of fun!

USA Cycling officials getting ready to start.  It was a great day for a bike race
in Henry and Stewart Counties!

Last leg of the race coming over the Tennessee River / Kentucky Lake from Stewart County.




Congratulations to Group A (age 18-39) Winner -  Andrew Crater from Asheville, North Carolina and to Group B (age 40-56) Winner -  Jason Tatum from Nashville, Tennessee.  Thanks to everyone for riding in Tour de Paris Landing and making our first bike race a big success!


Johan Ismail, of Pro Cycling Miami with winner Jason Tatum of Nashville.


A few of our vendors.  Thank you so much for supporting us!

A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters -  Foundation Bank, Joe Mahan Ford, Lakeview Grocery, Lakeview Grill, Paris Landing Motel, Pepsi, Dexter Advertising, Griffey Clinic, West Tennessee Chiropractic, McDonald's of Paris, Moody Realty, Joe & Jerry's, Matt’s Pub,  Henry County Medical Center, Henry County Sheriff's Office, Stewart  County Sheriff's office, City of Dover, City of Paris and the Henry County  Alliance.


And - last but not least a really big special thanks to:
Jim Napier for putting the idea of a bike race on the table.
Johan Ismail of Pro Cycling Miami for showing us how to do it and put it together.
USA Cycling for sanctioning the race.
And Sara Jo Sutherland, PLTL President, for EVERYTHING!  None of this would have happened if we didn't have Sara Jo.  And yes, Sara Jo does rock!

See all the rider results on the USA Cycling website at  http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2013-141

See more photos on our Facebook page here.




Next year will be even bigger and better!
Thank you all!  
We're so glad you came to play with us!




Saturday, August 10, 2013

And Today's Winner Is ....


The start of today's 45 mile race in the Tour de Paris Landing was delayed about 30 minutes due to torrential rain and lightening.  It finally got underway but the rain continued to at least drizzle for most of the event.  See all the rider results from today’s race by clicking here .   


Tomorrow’s Schedule
Sunday, August 11 - 85 Mile Road Race
7 am: Police staging @ PLSP
7:50 am: National anthem sang by Amanda Spraggs, and prayer.
8 am: Race starts @ PLSP
11am -5pm : Vending area open to the public
     Band on amphitheater stage:  Q&A
     Kids Zone, Park activities, Fire Truck
11:30-Noon: Finish line @ PLSP
3 pm: Awards presentation at the amphitheater stage


Finish line supporters are encouraged to be at the park by 11 am on Sunday.

Come Play With Us!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tour de Paris Landing - Just the Facts Ma'am




____________________________________________
Schedule of Events

Friday, August 9
Noon to 8 pm:  Registration at Paris Landing State Park (PLSP) lobby
Saturday, August 10 - 45 Mile Road Race
7 am:  Police staging at Paris Landing State Park
8 am:  Race starts PLSP
10:30 am: Approximate finish time PLSP
Sunday, August 11 - 85 Mile Road Race
7 am: Police staging @ PLSP
7:50 am: National anthem sang by Amanda Spraggs, and prayer.
8 am: Race starts @ PLSP
11am -5pm : Vending area open to the public
     Band on amphitheater stage:  Q&A
     Kids Zone, Park activities, Fire Truck
11:30-Noon: Finish line @ PLSP
3 pm: Awards presentation at the amphitheater stage.
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Bike Event Coming to Paris Landing This Weekend
By Jennifer Wheatley - Paris/Henry County Chamber of Commerce

Come Play With Us” is the motto of the Paris Landing Tourism League, and Sara Jo Sutherland, president, has planned a big event to encourage a whole new group of folks to discover all the recreational opportunities of our community.  The Tour de Paris Landing, a bicycle road race planned for August 10 and 11, will feature a 45 mile competition on Saturday, an 85 mile trek on Sunday and will cover Henry and Stewart Counties.

Lane closures (none scheduled to exceed ten minutes) should be expected on Saturday and Sunday. (See the following Traffic Plan for the route.)

Each day’s event begins at 8 am and will be concluded by 10:30 am on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Finish line supporters are encouraged to be at the park.  Awards will be presented at 3 pm on Sunday at the Paris Landing State Park amphitheater.

Nine 5 – 9 person teams, from Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, are confirmed. They will be accompanied by family members, mechanics and supporters. Almost 100 other local and regional cyclists will be joining the competition.  Everyone is invited to cheer on the competitors on Sunday, anywhere along the route that is safe.  Food vendors will be at Paris Landing State Park, along with entertainment, the group Q&A, at the amphitheater, from 11 am to 5 pm. Spectators are welcome at the park and may use the parking lots at JR Hayes Construction, Promise Land Christian Book Store, DMT Furniture and Matt’s Pub.  A kids zone jumper will be sponsored by McDonald's and various outdoor activities by the Paris Landing State Park.  Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to allow kids to explore the fire trucks and learn fire safety.

Local sponsors are Foundation Bank, Joe Mahan Ford, Lakeview Grocery, Lakeview Grill, Paris Landing Motel, Pepsi, Dexter Advertising, Griffey Clinic, West Tennessee Chiropractic, McDonald's of Paris, Moody Realty, Joe & Jerry's and Matt’s Pub.   Event support will be provided by HCMC ambulance service, Henry County Sheriff's office, Stewart  County Sheriff's office, City of Dover, City of Paris and the Henry County  Alliance.

USA Cycling will sanction Tour de Paris Landing. It is comprised of over 2,500 clubs and teams and 70,800 licensees which include officials, coaches, mechanics, race directors, and  competitive cyclists of all ages and abilities across all five disciplines of the sport. (The five disciplines of bicycling are road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross.)  Brent Greer, Henry County Mayor and chairman of the Henry County Alliance, said “TRRA was  a major funding entity for this event. It is part of our overall mission to bring a diversified tourism economy to Henry County.”
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Traffic Plan

Tour Map for Saturday

Tour Map for Sunday

Saturday Route:  Paris Landing State Park (PLSP) to 79 N to Stewart County Visitor center (parking lot will provide turn around for cyclist) to 79 S to median turn around east of bridge before Richardson's body shop 79 N back to PLSP.

Sunday Route: PLSP to 79N to just past BP station at Big Rock Rd. Cyclist will make  "U" turn in hwy not to exceed 10 min.  79 S to Paris on east wood st to left on Tyson Avenue to 79 S turn left onto 218 bypass to 79 N back to PLSP.

We will have 1 lead car, 2 police cruisers and 2 police motorcycle units protecting the pack of riders during the race and a vehicle with USACycling officials.  We will have 2 utility trucks following to assist should any issue arise. There will be an EMS unit on standby.  

We are expecting approximately 120-150 cyclist.  The estimated speed will be 18-30 mph.

We will use the inside lane closest to the median to allow the emergency lane to be utilized if needed.  Lane closures should be expected at turn points but should not exceed  8-10 minutes.

The affected intersections in Henry County will be 79S @ 218 bypass, 79N @ 218 bypass, Tyson  Ave. @ E. Wood St.,  Mineral Wells Ave. @ Tyson Ave.,  218 bypass @ 69S, 218 bypass @ 77, 218 bypass @ 641.

The affected intersections in Stewart County will be 79N @ Hwy. 49,79N @ The trace, 79N @ Big Rock Rd.
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Links:
Paris Landing Tourism League:  http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/p/about.html
USACycling:  http://www.usacycling.org/
Paris/Henry County Chamber of Commerce:  http://www.paristnchamber.com/
Stewart County Chamber of Commerce: http://www.stewartcountychamberofcommerce.com/


Come Play With Us!



Thursday, July 25, 2013

This Weekend

This Weekend ... in addition to fishing, golfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and playing in the waters of Kentucky Lake.  

3 pm until 6 pm on court square in downtown Paris
Contests, games, clowns, a rock climbing wall, inflatable jumpers, dreamy classic cars and lots, and lots of ice cream.  

Awards for Best Theme, Best Ice Cream, and Best of Show along with a People’s Choice trophy for their favorite car. People will cast votes for their favorite car with 25 cent votes.

Money raised during the event will benefit the Downtown Paris Association (DPA)  and the Caring Hearts Fund.  For more information visit the Downtown Paris Association website at  http://www.visitdowntownparis.com/ or contact DPA President Kathy Ray at 642-8000. 


Summer In The Park
Live music at 7:00 pm at the Paris Landing State Park Amphitheater.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy! Call 731-641-4465 for more information. 

This Saturday - Just Us
Country, Blues and Rock and Roll
Visit them on Facebook.





Come Play With Us!

Monday, July 22, 2013

New PLTL Member

Welcome to the newest member of the Paris Landing Tourism League.



Sign and Trophy Express can help you with all your needs for signs, banners, decals, trophies, plaques and much more.  Don’t know how to get started?  Let their Graphic Designer design a custom logo for you.

Take a tour on their Facebook Page or come by and visit at 306 Tyson Avenue in Paris, Tennessee.  In a rush or can’t make it to their store - just email them at signtrophyexpress@hotmail.com

And they will get back with you so you can have your order as soon as you need it!

Sign and Trophy Express
306 Tyson Avenue
Paris, TN  38242
Phone:  731-344-3996
Email:  signtrophyexpress@hotmail.com
Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This Weekend





The Chamber of Commerce is still looking for volunteers to help with this event.   It's fun!  Call 731-642-3431 to volunteer.
 

Friday, July 12, 2013

This Weekend

There's not a lot going on this weekend at Paris Landing.  Just the usual stuff like fishing, golfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and playing in the waters of Kentucky Lake.  A great weekend to just take it easy.

You can top of your Saturday (July 13)  with a little free music at 7:00 pm at the Paris Landing State Park Amphitheater. Enjoy country, bluegrass, gospel, rock and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy! Call 731-644-4465 for more information.

Have a wondeful weekend!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Come Meet With Us!

Ooops!  Due to circumstances beyond our control
this meeting has been postponed until
Tuesday, July 16th
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To the monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League.
Tuesday, July 9th
at the Paris Landing Community Center.
For more information please contact:
Email:
Sara Johnson, President: Phone 731-819-6362
Danielle Caldwell, Vice President: Phone 731-336-4878

Friday, July 5, 2013

More To Do Through Sunday


The fireworks are over but there is still plenty to do at Paris Landing through the weekend … besides fishing and playing in the waters of Kentucky Lake, cooking out, golfing, and taking walks on the beach.

Paris Landing State Park (731-642-4311) has lots of kids activities Friday through Sunday like critter hikes, pool games, education about snakes and birds of prey, campfire stories, a Tree ID hike -- all sorts of things. Just call the Park for more information.

Cherokee Hills Ranch has some special events. Visit their Facebook page here.

Shopping at: T.F. Rice & Co. and Nana’s Treasures as well as in Paris and Hazel, Kentucky and of course dining out. Please explore our local business directory to see what other adventures you can find.

Monday, July 1, 2013