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Funds will be used to assist in building new facility that will better serve public needs
MARKSVILLE, LA. – (Aug. 24, 2018)– On Monday, Aug. 27,Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish Justice Center, on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The presentation will take place at Paragon Casino Resort (711 Paragon Place in Marksville, LA) at 3 p.m. The donation will be issued to the Justice Center Committee for a project to build new courtrooms.
“We are proud to assist the Avoyelles Parish Justice Center. It has always been a mission of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe to be a good community partner,” said Tunica-Biloxi Chairman Marshall Pierite. “As the Parish’s largest employer, we are happy to assist in donating to worthy causes that directly benefit everyone in our community.”
Due to the conditions of the current courthouse built in 1927, Avoyelles Parish Judges KerrySpruilland William J. Bennett are developing a plan to build a courtroom facility. This building will be accessible to citizens and will include spacious courtrooms, more restrooms, attorney-client meeting rooms, judges’ offices and more. Funds from the donation will be used to obtain the services of a public relations expert and an architect to assist in guiding the Committee along in the project.
“We are closer to seeing this project become a realitythanks to the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe,”said Judge Bennett. “The Justice Center is necessary for the safety and comfort of the people of Avoyelles Parish and we cannot thank the Tribe enough for their support.”
“We look forward to the development of the new Justice Center facility,” said Judge Spruill. “Thank you very much to the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and Paragon Casino Resort. We are extremely grateful for this donation and all that you do to serve our community.”
In addition to the Justice Center donation, Paragon Casino Resort will also make donations to the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury and the Avoyelles Parish School Board on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe. Altogether, Paragon and the Tribe and Paragon will donate $150,000 to Avoyelles Parish entities.
“We are continuously grateful for our relationship with the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and excited for this opportunity to give back to the community,” said General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort Jody Madigan. “Paragon has deep roots in Avoyelles Parish and we are thrilled to be able to assist with this important parish project.”