Donation highlights the continued investment of Paragon Casino Resort in surrounding community
Paragon Casino Resort donates a check to the July 4th Avoyelles Art and Music Festival. Pictured (L to R), Arts Board Member and Head of Tourism Wilbert Carmouche; Paragon Casino Resort Assistant General Manager Chris Barbry, Sr.; Paragon Casino Resort General Manager and Tunica-Biloxi Vice Chairman Marshall R. Sampson, Sr.; Paragon Casino Resort Director of Advertising Marie Warren; and festival Co-Chairs Allison Ravare-Augustine and Van Roy.
Marksville, La. – (Apr. 22, 2022) –Paragon Casino Resort recently made a $5,000 contribution to the annual July 4th Avoyelles Art and Music Festival. This donation will help support the Arts Council of Avoyelles in its mission of “Improving Our Community Through Arts Education, Resources and Educational Events” and will help fund the 10th anniversary of the festival after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We take pride in the ability to provide these funds to such an important community program,” said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, which owns Paragon Casino Resort. “We thank Avoyelles Parish and the Avoyelles Art and Music Festival for inviting Paragon and our Tribe to participate, and we encourage all Avoyelles residents and those in the surrounding region to participate in this wonderful celebration of local art and culture.”
Since its grand opening in 1994, Paragon Casino Resort remains a driver of positive economic impact on Avoyelles Parish and the surrounding communities. The casino and entertainment destination is the number one employer in the region, with over 700 associates currently on staff, and is a source of pride for all Central Louisianians.
“Paragon Casino Resort was the very first sponsor to say yes to the July 4th Avoyelles Art and Music Festival in Marksville 10 years ago and have been with us ever since,” said festival Co-Chair Van Roy. “Thank you for being a proud community partner and supporter – we couldn’t do this without you.”
For more information on the annual Avoyelles Arts and Music Festival, click here.