"Better Business for a Better Community"
DUE TO ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON JONES CREEK, THERE WILL NOT BE A CHRISTMAS PARADE THIS YEAR!!
In its twenty fourth year, Jones Creek Area Business Association (JCABA) offers its members an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of other professionals in the area to build a "Better Business for a Better Community" in Baton Rouge, LA.
Perhaps best known for sponsoring the Annual Jones Creek Christmas Parade, the organization strives to create a safe, neighborhood environment for their patrons and customers, who provide their livelihood. Unfortunately in Dec. 2013 it had to be cancelled due to weather conditions.
The Christmas Parade continues to be a HUGE success!! It has become one of the largest privately organized Christmas Parades in the greater Baton Rouge area. It provides a family atmosphere for local residents to celebrate the special season. With it's 'raining' of beads and other items, it almost felt like Mardi Gras. The result was a fun filled activity to all who attended and participated.
Since 2007, at the Christmas Parade, JCABA has teamed up with First Pentecostal Church to coordinate a food collection for the Baton Rouge Food Bank, and with Woodlawn Baptist Church which sponsors the always popular "Christmas Festival", complete with snow, games and food to the delight of the children, as well as their parents. In 2008 our food bank drive collected 1,039 pounds, in 2009 it collected 1,322 pounds and in 2010 we collected 1,470 pounds, providing over 1,130 meals according to the Food Bank!! This collection was done in a little over two (2) hours and according to the Food Bank, represented the largest collection in that period of time EVER!! In addition, for the 2nd year we "teamed up" with the Blue Star Moms/LA to assist them in collectiing personal care items, etc. for our Men & Women in the Military, at our Christmas Parade. We collected enough supplies for them to ship 141 "Care Packages" in 2010!! A BIG THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO DONATED TO THESE WORTHY CAUSES!!
JCABA membership meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Family Life Conference Center behind Woodlawn Baptist Church, 5805 Jones Creek Road.
The meetings are open to prospective members and include lunch, a guest speaker, and an update on the Association as well as the business community and Baton Rouge in general. There is a charge of $10.00 to off set the cost of the meal.
An application for membership in Jones Creek Area Business Association can be found by going to the Link on the left side entitled 'Applications/Flyers' and click on "Membership Application"
Come join us!