Friday, December 26, 2014

Shiver On The River

Take a cold dunk for a great cause! Shiver on the River is at Paris Landing Marina’s boat launch ramp. Your donation includes the official plunge, buffet at the Inn’s restaurant, and the official 2015 t-shirt! Proceeds benefit REAL Hope Youth Center. Call 731-333-1320 for more information.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Over the River Eight Mile Run This Weekend

Paris Landing State Park will once again be featured in the State Parks Running Tour, with the eight mile "Over the River" race planned for 11 am on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Park. Walkers will begin at 10 am.

The course starts in the parking lot of Paris Landing State Park Inn. Approximately half the course is in the park, with the other half on Highway 79, crossing over the McWherter Bridge, with the Henry County Sheriff's Department overseeing safety on Highway 79. Runners will be able to run in the emergency lane and one driving lane while on Highway 79.

Runners may register beginning at 9:30 am at the park. Awards and trophies will be given for various age groups.

Meal tickets will be available for runners and their supporters for $7.50 each for the buffet lunch at the Park Inn.

"Bringing this running event to Paris Landing has been a cooperative effort of the tour, the race director, Paris Landing State Park, the Friends of Paris Landing State Park, West Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic and the Chamber," according to Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Director Jennifer Wheatley.

For more information or to volunteer to help work the race, call the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce at 731.642.3431 or go to www.paristnchamber.com. To register for the race or to learn more about the Tennessee State Park Running Tour, go to www.tennesseerunningtour.com.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Party Time!



Ring in the New Year at Paris Landing with music, dancing, food and fun!
Join the Friends of Paris Landing for Party Time at the Park, featuring an evening of music and dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the band - 24-Seven. This popular dance band will have you swinging and dipping to new hits, old hits, pop, classic rock and more. Dance tickets are $25 per person with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Paris Landing. Tickets can be purchased at the downtown and Lake area branches of the Foundation Bank, FishTale Lodge or at the door.
To make the evening even more special, take advantage of Paris Landing’s New Year’s Eve Dinner and Room Package. The $129 package includes one double-occupancy inn room for two guests, two New Year’s Eve dinner buffets and two New Year’s Day breakfast buffets. Our room, breakfast and dinner packages are filling up fast! Call today to make your reservation.
For more details visit Paris Landing State Park.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Over the River


Paris Landing State Park will once again be featured in the State Parks Running Tour, with the eight mile "Over the River" race planned for 11 am on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Park. Last year there were 123 finishers and more are expected this year.

For course description please visit:  www.tennesseerunningtour.com

Runners may register beginning at 9:30 am at the park. Awards and trophies will be given for various age groups.

Meal tickets will be available for runners and their supporters for $7.50 each for the buffet lunch at the Park Inn.

"Bringing this running event to Paris Landing has been a cooperative effort of the tour, the race director, Paris Landing State Park, the Friends of Paris Landing State Park, West Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic and the Chamber," according to Chamber Director Jennifer Wheatley.

For more information or to volunteer to help work the race, call the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce at 731.642.3431 or go to www.paristnchamber.com. To register for the race or to learn more about the Tennessee State Park Running Tour, go to www.tennesseerunningtour.com.

Mike Bell / Frostbite Running Club
Bellm@henryk12.net / 731-441-1468
Registration at Reg2Run.com
www.tennesseerunningtour.com
http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/paris-landing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas By the Lake Arts & Crafts Festival


The Christmas By The Lake Arts And Crafts Festival
Paris Landing State Park Inn
Friday, November 28 3pm-8pm
Saturday, November 29 8am-5pm
Sunday, November 30 8am-5pm

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tennessee River Stroll




Instead of getting all stressed out shopping on Black Friday - how about a peaceful, relaxing walk in the park.




After Thanksgiving - Tennessee River Stroll
Friday, November 28
Starts at: 9:00 am
Join the staff of Paris Landing State Park for a peaceful walk along the Tennessee River. Meet at the front desk at the inn and then stroll through the picnic area. This is a flat and easy walk on the road, and several types of waterfowl may be seen.   

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Santa to Visit Paris on Black Friday


Photo and story courtesy of WMUF Radio 104.7 FM  

Paris, Tenn.- Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is just barely a month away and after you’ve stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving meals, kick off the dash to Christmas in downtown Paris Friday November 28th with the North Pole Family Fun Day, sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association.

Santa, Rudolph, and the elves roll in at 10 am that morning on the Paris Fire Department’s Fire Truck and that ushers in a day of fun, free activities for youngsters until 2 pm.

In an exclusive satellite interview with Santa from the North Pole he said, “I can’t wait to see all the good little boys and girls in Henry County.” Santa, Rudolph, and the elves will take residence in the Gingerbread House on the courthouse lawn and visit with kids throughout the event on the 28th. Henry County High School Band Boosters will be on hand for photos with Santa.

The 4-H club will host a “make and take’ goodie table, with event goers can make their own goodies and take home. Commercial Bank will host a face painting station, where kiddos can have their face painted from 10 am until Noon.

Members of the HCHS Speech Team will read the Polar Express at the Old Depot on Fentress Street, now home of Vicky Muzzall’s Tax Service. Miss Vicky will also give away free whistles to all the youngsters who come to hear the Polar Express story.

The North Pole Family Fun Day also has trackless train rides, sponsored by Dr. Blake Chandler of the West Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic, a petting zoo and pony rides courtesy of the DPA, and much more. For a complete schedule of events for the North Pole Family Fun Day and any event in the  2014 Downtown Unwrapped Series of events this season, log onto the website, visitdowntownparis.com.

Monday, November 17, 2014

What A Weekend!



The first annual Battle of Paris Landing & Civil War Living History Event and Chili Cook-off took place this past weekend and despite cold temperatures and gloomy weather there was a pretty good turnout. 

Chili Cook Off Winners
Chili was judged by aroma, consistency, and taste. 
     1.  Dish Pan Delight
     2.  Forests Fartless Chili
     3.  A-Bowl-A-Chili
     4.  Good Time Charlies

Men and women dressed in authentic Civil War clothing for the event. Events included a hayride, a talk on local Civil War history by Larry Ray of Paris and a display of area Civil War memorabilia collected by Dan Griggs of Dover.  A shot was fired from an authentic Civil War cannon every hour at the event. An Infantry and Calvary station was set up for people to see an authentic campground that one might have seen during the Civil War.

Photo by Shannon McFarlin courtesy of WENK/WTPR
Chaz Durham of Big Rock and Robert Fuchs of Bradford were among those firing the antique cannon at this weekend’s Battle of Paris Landing Chili Cook-Off and Civil War Living History . The cannon was loaned by George Wallace of Dover for the event.  


Photo courtesy of WMUF Best County Radio

A special thanks to everyone who made this event possible.

For more photos please visit the PLTL's Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two Great Events This Weekend at Paris Landing

Open House at T.F. Rice & Co.
Saturday, November 15 starting at 10 am.

Pottery, Stained Glass, Souvenirs, Jewelry, Metal Art, Wood Art, Textiles, Fine Art & Prints, Candles, Candy, Soap and Gifts created by over 80 local artisans.

Visit their Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/TFRiceCo

                   And ....

The Battle of Paris Landing Chili Cook Off and Civil War Living History
Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, Tennessee






Saturday, November 15
8:00 am until 1 pm - Chili Cook Off
12 until 3 pm - Hayrides
Civil War Re-enactment Demonstrations with infantry, cavalry and artillery throughout the day.
Chili Tent with chili dogs, chili pies and other vendors.

Sunday, November 16
8:30 am - Church Service at the large Pavilion with music by Amanda Spraggs
9 am til 2 pm - Civil War Re-enactment Demonstrations, vendor area will be open
10 am - Story telling by local Civil War historian - Larry Ray.
1 pm - $100 giveaway and other raffles including a Muzzle Loader.

The event and parking is free.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Come Meet With Us!



The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.  

We hope you'll join us.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

This Weekend

Lots happening this weekend in our neighborhood.

Candlelight Christmas Open House
Downtown Paris, Tennessee
November 7-8 from 6 pm til 8pm
More information.


Veterans Day Parade
November 8th starting at 10 am at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and East Wood Street and proceed west on East Wood Street to Pennsylvania Avenue in Paris, Tennessee. Additional information about this year’s parade is available by calling Henry County Veterans Service Officer Bobby Nolan at 642-5055 or Ann Smith, parade chairman, at 1-270-293-2705.




Christmas Open House
Downtown Paris, Tennessee
November 9th from 1 pm til 5 pm
More information.



Cowboy Race & Benefit Trail Ride
Sunday, November 9th
Cherokee Hills Ranch
Click here for more information.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Paris Landing - A beautiful place.

Perfect weather for fishing from one of the piers at Paris Landing State Park.



Photo by Lee Owenby.



Lee Owenby is a Paris Landing artist well know for her photographic scenes of Paris Landing and Paris, Tennessee as well as her paintings and handmade jewelry.  You can find more of her artwork of Paris Landing online here or locally at T.F. Rice & Co.  You can follow her of Facebook here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Super Moon Over Kentucky Lake

A few weeks ago we had a Super Moon.  And I mean a SUPER MOON over our beautiful Kentucky Lake.

Photo by David Cullen

The views of our lake aren't always quite this spectacular, but it's always a beautiful site.  These calming views are one of the things that makes Paris Landing such a special place to visit.

Photo by David Cullen
A special thank you to David Cullen of Memphis, Tennessee for sharing these photos with us.  They are just super!

If you have a beautiful photo of our lake, a great fishing photo, or other good photos showing off our neighborhood, we'd love to see them.  We might share them on this website and of course we give you credit for the photo.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Welcome Cherokee Hills

Welcome to another new member to the Paris Landing Tourism League ...



  • Cherokee Hills is a working cattle ranch with a trading post, cafĂ© and beer garden.  
  • Entertainment most Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
  • Cattle Ranching - Let them raise your beef! Come pick out the cow you want, and they will either grass raise it, or you choose what you want it to eat for an additional charge. Black cows for sale.  They are Certified Master Beef Producers. 
  • Horse Back Riding and Boarding
  • Boat Parts & Trailer Sales - Lots of boat parts in stock.
  • Check their website for food specials.




301 Cherokee Hills Dr.
Buchanan, TN 38222
731-232-6045 

Welcome aboard!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Just Because They Like Us

We have a new "individual" member - Lisa Odom.

"Individual" members are really special to us because they join the PLTL just to be helpful because they really like us.   They don't want to advertise their business (which is a benefit for business owners who join) or toot their own horn.  They just want to be helpful - and sometimes we need all the help we can get.  There is a list of other Individual members shown in the right column of this page.

Lisa is the owner/operator of Hair Express at 107 S. Brewer St. in Paris and we are really glad to have her on board.

Welcome Lisa!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fashion Divas???

Please welcome a new member to the Paris Landing Tourism League:




Paris Landing resident, Melissa Taylor, who has been selling fashion and jewelry via the internet, recently decided to take her show on the road.


 You may have noticed this bright pink camper with teal wheels - the Mobile Boutique - traveling through our neighborhood.




Here are a few photos to give you some idea of what she carries.











Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/newfashions4u
for her latest news and offerings.

You can also find her here:
Phone:  270-226-0223
Email: mlssp8659@gmail.com
Website: http://fashiondivascurvydivas.com/

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Is Here!

Photo taken at Land Between The Lakes by Michelle Reece

The Fall colors are just getting started.  It's a great time to ...

Come Play With Us!  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Senior Bass Angler Winners!


A huge congratulations to Stuart Fraser and Jerry Strain for winning the Senior Bass Anglers 2-Day Classic Tournament on Kentucky Lake at Paris Landing!



Final results from the year-end Classic tournament are in. This year's winners were Jerry Strain & Stuart Fraser who had a 2-day total of 44.28 lbs of fish. Their haul earned them a $3000 check. In second was the team of Mark Pack & Troy Taylor who had 42.1 lbs.; earning them an $1800 payout. The largest fish of the day was caught by Jim Douglas & Charlie King -- a 7.66 beauty. The next largest fish was a 5.40 pounder caught by Randall Stutts & Donnie Choate.  

Visit their Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senior-Bass-Anglers/196198457059486

Check out the winners and photos on their website at:  http://www.seniorbassanglers.com/page16.html


Monday, September 22, 2014

Cooler Weather Fishing


Fishing is a little different with the cooler mornings, but the fishing is still good. Captain Edd proved that Wednesday before noon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Winner - 6th Annual Boss Hoss Burnout BBQ Cook Off



Keith Brawner, co-founder of the Tennessee Barbecue Association and Sara Jo Sutherland, President of the Paris Landing Tourism League congratulate Grand Champion, K & K Kookers of Southaven, Mississippi.

Results:
Judges hard at work

Chicken
1. K & K Kookers, Southaven, Mississippi
2. Big Bubba's BBQ, Ridgely, Tennessee
3. Ash Kickers, Paris, Tennessee

Ribs
1. Pirate Pork, McKenzie, Tennessee
2. Jimmy Que, Hermitage, Tennessee
3. Grillin & Chillin, Springville, Tennessee

Pulled Pork
1. Grillin & Chillin, Springville, Tennessee
2. Big Bubba's BBQ, Ridgely, Tennessee
3. Pirate Pork, McKenzie, Tennessee

Grand Champions: K & K Kookers of Southaven, Mississippi
2nd Place Overall: Pirate Pork  of McKenzie, Tennessee


Thank you to all our sponsors, judges, volunteers and teams for making this event great!!  


For more photos visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League/305712731432?ref=bookmarks


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This Weekend


Lots to do this weekend ...

Friday, September 19th
Noon On The Square & Annual Motorcycle Parade courtesy of the 15th Annual Boss Hoss Rally & Mid-South Motorcycle Festival
Parade departs Paris Landing State Park at 10:30 am and heads to court square in downtown Paris.  Music this week by "The Barons."  Food and snacks available.  Bring a folding chair and enjoy the festivities.

September 18, 19 & 20
2014 Boss Hoss National Rally & MidSouth Bikefest and Burn Out BBQ Cook Off 
Lots of fun here.  Please check out the event schedule here.  








Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sponsored By ....

$900.00 Grand Champion pay out!
Looking forward to a great competition with some great teams!!! 


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Grand Champion: $900
Boss Hoss Cycles
Foundation Bank 
Kentucky Lake Marine
ACS Marine
Eagle Creek Clinic- Henry County Medical Center

Ribs
Stewart County Chamber of Commerce - $100.00 
McDonalds – McWorth Inc. -$75.00
West Tennessee Chiropractic - $50.00

Chicken
Lake Associate Realtors $100.00
Chadwicks Lake Properties $75.00
Little Eagle RV $50.00

Pulled Pork
Jeff’s Plumbing $100.00
Lakeway Building $75.00
T.F. Rice & Co. $50.00

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Boss Hoss National Rally & MidSouth Bikefest



The 15th Annual Mid-South Motorcycle Festival & Boss Hoss National Rally will be held September 18-20, 2014 at Paris Landing State Park.  You don't want to miss the grand southern hospitality and thousands of dollars in cash prizes and trophies awarded every year.  Motorcycle enthusiast from around the world travel to the shores of magnificent Kentucky Lake to partake in the breathtaking riding provided by the scenic highways of the Tennessee River Valley.  With more than 23 years of history behind the awe-inspiring Boss Hoss motorcycles, taking a test ride and feasting your eyes on the largest gathering of chrome and two- and three-wheeled horsepower is breathtaking.  Three action-packed days of entertainment for everyone.  Thousand of dollars in prize money will be up for grabs in the daily motorcycle events.  Patrons will enjoy vending, parades, bike show, musical entertainment and nightly social functions.  Topping off the weekend's event, a drawing supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children will make one lucky individual the proud new owner of a 2014 Boss Hoss Trike.  For more information and to register for the event check us out at www.midsouthbikefest.com or www.bosshoss.com or call 731-286-4915.  See you there!