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About Us

The Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center is located in Oak Grove, Louisiana and overseen by the Northeast Educational Development Foundation (NEED).  The Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center idea was originated by Shelton & Patsy Ruffin and James Gregory,  as well as the NEED Foundation Board of Directors in August, 1997.  The plan was to develop a community/agricultural complex for West Carroll Parish and North-East Louisiana.


The Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center facility provides access to over 30,000 square feet of heated and cooled space, including an auditorium that seats over 1,000 and access to conference rooms which may be rented for various community activities.  Finally, the facility also houses the local LSU Agricultural Center’s Extension Office & Southern University. (Need Link Here)


The Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center facility has 7 Oaks Campground on site.  The campground has over 160 campsites with 30 & 50 amp receptacles, full hook-ups, as well as a dump station.  Campers travel from all over the United States, as well as Canada.  RV Clubs are welcome and have access to the conference room for meetings.


Oak Grove Inn and Suites (Need Link Here) is on our site, adjacent to the NEED Foundation (Need Link Here).  The facility is a state-of-the-art Inn with lots of spacious rooms, affordable prices and friendly people to welcome you to Oak Grove.


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