JZone brings mobile gaming to the county

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Members of the entire Salemburg community reunite with the Parker family.

SALEMBOURG – JZone Mobile Gamez, a mobile gaming truck based in Salembourg, was celebrated in a ribbon cut on Friday.

As longtime residents of Sampson County, the Parker family, owners of JZone, were surrounded by family, friends, members of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce and community leaders. They gathered at Salemburg Town Hall to commemorate the opportunity to join the Chamber.

“We are very happy and blessed to have the opportunity to provide this great service to our community,” said JZone owner Barbara Jean Parker.

JZone Mobile Gamez is a gaming truck that offers enhancements to traditional modes of entertainment for birthday parties, school events, graduation ceremonies, and holiday season. The mobile site has the capacity to entertain up to 24 players both indoors and even more outdoors. They plan neighborhood parties, corporate and promotional events, family reunions and sporting events. The company serves Sampson, Cumberland and Harnett counties.

“Several years ago my son rented one for his birthday, but it was from out of town and it was over 70 miles away,” Parker said. “We had nothing here and the prices were very high compared to other places around.

“So because of that, I wanted to bring something here that we didn’t have that was profitable for the community,” she added. “I’m a native of here and I love giving back to the community. So we hope to be able to participate in fundraisers, donations and local services such as schools etc.

Parker is a resident of Sampson County who graduated from Lakewood High. She then obtained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Sampson Community College. Her drive to help others grew outside of nursing, spending eight years as a volunteer coach with Sampson County Parks and Recreation.

She was also a Certified Basic Emergency Medical Technician for Roseboro Rescue and is currently Guardian Ad Litem. Giving back has always been a big part of Parker’s life, which has also fueled his motivations to bring JZone into his local community.

“It’s exciting to have JZone as part of the Salemburg and Sampson County business community,” said Executive Director Matthew Stone. “We look forward to the things to come with them and the relationship we can develop with the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce.”

For administrative assistant Willa Roseboro, the importance of being back and celebrating again with the community made the day worth celebrating.

“The only thing I’m going to say is it’s just an honor to be really back,” Roseboro said. “This is actually our second ribbon cut since COVID, so we’re excited to be able to present again and look forward to more, bigger and better things. “

As JZone is based in Salemburg, members of the city council have come to show their support.

“It’s great to have them in town, I’ve known Juan and Barber for a long time and they’re great people,” Pro Mayor Tem Dickie Walters said. “We’re just excited for the city. This is really our first chamber of commerce meeting here and we had a good turnout.

“I’ve never heard of this concept of a mobile game truck, so I think it’s going to go really well,” Walters added. “So again, we’re excited.”

For more information on JZone, visit www.jzonemobilegamez.com.

Contact Michael B. Hardison at 910-592-8137, ext. 2588. Follow us on Twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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