Jaycees Announce 2016 Christmas Parade Theme

Today we’re pleased to announce that the theme of the 69th Annual Jonesboro Christmas Parade is “A Down Home Country Christmas”.

The 69th Annual Jonesboro Christmas Parade will take place at 7pm on December 1st, 2016 in Downtown Jonesboro. Registration is open now at  http://www.jonesboroparade.com.

The Jonesboro Jaycees is a non-profit membership society offering opportunities for members to create positive change in their communities. We offer training, networking and professional skills opportunities to our members with annual memberships as a part of JCI USA and Junior Chamber International.

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.

We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

Dakota Isreal
Jonesboro Jaycees
Public: (870) 931-5252



2015 Parade Winners Announced

On December 3rd, hundreds of spectators turned out to see the 68th Annual Jonesboro Christmas Parade. We had approximately 76 entries this year and awarded prizes for First, Second, and Third Place. Entries were judged on creativity and execution. The winners are as follows:

  • First Place: Otwell Christian Church
  • Second Place: NEA Celebrate Recovery
  • Third Place: Family Fun Central Skating Rink

Congratulations to the winners and “thank you” to all of the companies and organizations that entered.

On Goodfellows Donations

The Goodfellows Project is a collaboration between The Jonesboro Sun and the Jonesboro Jaycees. The Sun raises funds through donations and the Jaycees administer the project.

As always, we encourage donors to consult their tax professional. With that said, donations are sent in for the Goodfellows Project to the Jonesboro Sun. The Sun documents these for inclusion in the donation box that is run in the newspaper. The donations are collected and sent to the Jonesboro Jaycees Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (EIN: 46-4344498). Donations made to the Goodfellows Project are tax deductible.

In order for donors to deduct the donation from their taxes, they must file a Form 1040 and itemize the deduction on Schedule A. Further, they must retain a copy of their bank statement that includes that donation OR written communication from the Jonesboro Jaycees Foundation that includes the following: Organization name, date of contribution, and amount of contribution. If the donation is $250 or more, the letter must specify that the donor received no goods or services in exchange for the donation.

You can donate to Goodfellows by sending a check to:

c/o The Jonesboro Sun
518 Carson St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401