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




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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!