Louisville Lions Club Golf Tournament Winners

The Louisville Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to give a great big heartfelt Thank You to all our golf sponsors:
Summit Wealth, Polo Custom Products, Tabor Drugs, McCully & Associates, Dihan McCullough Realty, The Citizens Bank, Winston Plywood, Gail Eaves CPA, Crowson Auto World, Gentry's Paint & Body, Fair Propane Gas, Shasco, Renasant Bank, Kansas City Southern RR, Taylor Tucker, Larry Massey, Christy Bennett, Drake Kemp, Marion Jordan, Luke Parkes, Macy McAdory, Lester Holdiness, Floyd Miller, McMillin Realty, M & N Printing, Porter Funeral Home, Western Auto, David L. King, Dixie Wholesale Waterworks, Kelli Rives, Keith Alexander, Watt Equipment, Mike Perkins, Randy Thomas, Lake Tiak O'Khata, Friends of the Park, JME Logistic Solutions, ZAKS, David Wilson, Walmart #183.

Your support helped to make Louisville Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser 2023 a roaring success. We couldn’t do this without the help of people like you! You are all such a blessing to us. Thank you all again.

We would also like to thank EMEPA, Louisville Country Club, LCC President, Chet Hailey, the grounds crew who maintain the course so well and all the participants of the golf tournament for their continued support.
Congratulations to our 2023 Tournament Winners
1st Place Championship Flight - John Wright & Kenny Bourland
2nd Place Championship Flight - Clinton Mills & Colton Mills
1st Place 1st Flight - Bubba Gentry & David Key
2nd Place 1st Flight - Stacey Palmer & Danny Fuller (not pictured)
Men's Longest Drive - Colton Mills
Men's Closest to the Hole - Clinton Mills
Women's Longest Drive - Micah Hisaw (not pictured)

Pictured l to r: Lion Mike Dowd, Kenny Bourland, John Wright, Lion John Edwards

Pictured l to r: Lion Mike Dowd, Clinton Mills, Colton Mills, Lion John Edwards

Pictured l to r: Lion Mike Dowd, Bubba Gentry, David Key, Lion John Edwards


Legion State Park Open House - June 24

Presidents Park News

One of the perks of being involved with Friends of Legion State Park is being made aware of what is happening in all the state parks. On May 3, I was invited to attend a Friends of the Park state wide meeting in Jackson. Present at that meeting were members of other friends’ groups from other state parks. Some times it is nice to know you are not alone.

The meeting was very informative with many issues discussed. Did you know that we have 21 state parks in Mississippi. Those parks are operated by 103 employees. Unfortunately, that number means the parks are understaffed and 45 more employees are needed. Park employees are paid from the general state fund, not from the parks and recreation budget. The money we spend at state parks goes back into the parks for maintenance and upkeep.

One of the topics discussed was how to generate more revenue. In that order to help with that, a new reservation system has been put into service. It will eventually monitor peak usage time at each park individually and adjust pricing for that time period. Simply put, an RV pad at Legion will possibly cost more on an SEC football weekend or during hunting season.

All the parks are having improvements and additions being made. Here at Legion, we are putting in an 18-hole Disc Golf course. Word has it that Disc Golf has become a very strong attraction in the parks. With tournaments being staged, bringing in people from out of town. We are also looking into the possibility of establishing a mountain bike trail. This trail would be for mountain bikes and hiking as no motorized
vehicles will be allowed.

One of the things I am most excited is A/C in the lodge. Our plan was approved by History and Archives and the units are in place. Now all we need is an electrician to run the wiring and they can be put into service. This will make the lodge usable during the hot summer months, bringing more revenue into our park.

There is much more going on, join us for our Park Open House on Saturday June 24, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Learn what is happening in your local park and how you can be a part of all this by joining Friends of Legion State Park.