Sunday, January 29, 2017

Photo Contest January 2017

Time to pick a winner for the January 2017 photo contest.

Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/parislandingtourismleague/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154083986381433 Votes through 2/2/17 will be counted.
Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2017. So “like” and “share” just one of the photos in this album at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153680323751433 Our Website: http://visitparislanding.com/ or http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/ Photo contest rules at: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Here are your choices:

Carol McCuiston - Beautiful Paris Landing.

Carol McCuiston - Little Eagle Creek in winter at the lake.

Monday, January 23, 2017



Congratulations to Carol McCuiston, photo contest winner for the week ending 1/21/17, for her photo "beautiful Paris Landing."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Battle of Fort Henry 155th Anniversary


The Homeplace 1850's Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between the Lakes remembers the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry with a program and walk on Saturday, February 4.  Registration and full deposit for the day is required:  $5 adults and $3 children.  Call 270-924-2020 to make your reservation.

Join invited historian, Susan "Ski" Witzofsky, at 1:30 pm inside the Homeplace Theater, as she sets the stage for war "Between the Rivers."  In February of 1862, Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry as federal forces moved up the Tennessee River.  The program will cover Fort Henry's construction, battle, and legacy 155 years later. 

Individuals can relive the siege with a guided walk at 3 pm along the Fort Henry Trail and Confederate fortifications.  Participants will drive and meet at the Fort Henry Trail. The program and walk are weather dependent. 

Interpretive Center and gift shop will be open for this program; farm site will be closed.  Doors open at 12:30 pm.

To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.  Photos available on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/albums.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Calendar of Events



We've been working on our Calendar of Events for 2017 at  http://parislandingcalendar.blogspot.com/    It can also be found by click the "Events Schedule" button at the top of this page.  The calendar includes fishing tournaments and other events around Paris Landing that attract tourists.

If you know of a tourist worthy event that you think should be included please let us know in the comment section at the bottom of this post.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Monthly PLTL Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 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.

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 1/7/2016


Congratulations to Carol McCuiston, photo contest winner for the week ending 1/7/2016 for her photo "Little Eagle Creek in the winter at the Lake."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Friday, January 6, 2017

December 2016 Photo Contest Winner


Congratulations to Carol McCuiston, photo contest winner for the month of December 2016, for her photo "Winter Wonderland at Gray's Landing."  Her photo will be entered in the annual contest.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/.  You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Time To Pick A Winner for the December 2016 Photo Contest

Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in the Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/parislandingtourismleague/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154016608836433. Votes through 1/6/17 will be counted.
Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2017. So “like” and “share” just one of the photos in this album. Our Website: http://visitparislanding.com/ or http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/ Photo contest rules at: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules
Here are your choices:

Anne Cullen - Justin with a nice keeper.

Carol McCuiston - Beautiful sky at Paris Landing.

Carol McCuiston - Winter Wonderland at Gray's Landing.

Monday, January 2, 2017

$7,497 Raised At Shiver On The River

Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell, middle,
 along with County Trustee Randi French
 and Steve Matlock taking the plunge.
(McFarlin photo)
By Shannon McFarlin WENK/WTPR News Director

Paris, Tenn.-A total of $7, 497 was raised at this year’s Shiver on the River at Paris Landing State Park. Shiver on the River is held annually on New Year’s Day and raises funds for the REAL Hope Youth Center in Paris.

Twenty-nine people of all ages plunged into the chilly waters Sunday afternoon and were thankful that the temperatures were not as low—and that the wind was not as strong—as it had been in recent days.

Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell, one of the original organizers of the event, handed out awards at a New Year’s brunch at the Paris Landing Inn for participants following the event. 

Winning for raising the most funds was Dawn Hurney, who individually raised $2,212, and coming in second was Henry County Trustee Randi French.




Henry County Clerk Donna Craig, Deputy Clerk Jamie Miles and their kids getting ready for the plunge. (McFarlin photo).

The group prizes for fund-raising were: first, Henry County Clerk Donna Trustee and her group, who raised $3,725; second place, Walking the Plank headed by Susan Jones, raising $300; and third place, Alpha Omega Counseling, $225.

Winners of the outrageous costume awards were: first, Linda Lindsay; second, Walking The Plank; and third, the Matlocks.

Gerrell noted that with more donations set to arrive, the total for the event will be close to $8,000.

Susan Jones and the Walk The Plank group Cruz Dancy, Mae and Megan Dancy, Pat and Mike Johnson.  (McFarlin photo).



Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 12/31/2016



Congratulations to Carol McCuiston, photo contest winner for the week ending 12/31/2016, for her photo "Winter wonderland at Gray's Landing."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules