Paragon Casino Resort Donates $50,000 to Avoyelles Parish Police Jury on Behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 17, 2018 in News

MARKSVILLE, LA. – On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The presentation will take place at Avoyelles Parish Courthouse at 6 p.m. Funds from the donation will be used to support the Police Jury’s efforts to improve the welfare and quality of life of Avoyelles Parish citizens.

“We are thankful for the dedication of our local Police Jury and hope that this donation enables them to continue their good work in on our community,” said Tunica-Biloxi Chairman Marshall Pierite.

The Avoyelles Parish Police Jury serves as the foundation for the parish’s local government by consistently striving to make Avoyelles a better and safer place to live. It serves as a behind-the-scenes mechanism to maintain the way of life of community residents.  In addition, the Police Jury is responsible for maintaining parish infrastructure, enforcing parish ordinances and providing a host of other local services.​

“The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has been a godsend for the Police Jury and we look forward to our continued relationship,” said Colonel Charles B. Jones. “These funds will be used to support our efforts in meeting the needs of the parish.”

In addition to the Police Jury donation, Paragon Casino Resort made a donation to the Avoyelles Parish Justice Center and the Avoyelles Parish School Board on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe. Altogether, Paragon and the Tribe will donate $150,000 to Avoyelles Parish entities.

The Police Jury is an essential part of our community and we are honored to partner with the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe to support their efforts,” said General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort Jody Madigan. “We continuously strive to give back to Avoyelles Parish and this is an excellent opportunity to support the safety and upkeep of our local community.”