Around Town by Juanita C. Pearley
Keep It Flowing
City workers were busy, even in the rain, clearing drains to allow for water flow in the streets. The backup of debris was mostly from the falling leaves caused by the hard rain that came daily. The workers were doing their best to keep the drains clear throughout the city to help prevent flooding.
EBC Family and Friends
The Emmanuel Baptist Church celebrated its Family and Friends day on July 17.
The special guest was Pastor Fitzpatrick Pitts of The Church in Donaldsonville. Pastor Pitts delivered a very inspiring message. The celebration moved over to the Frank Sotile Pavilion where they feasted on barbeque and jambalaya. There were games played by the youth as well as a couple competition of “Bucket of Balls” with Pastor Brown and First Lady Rene crowned as self-appointed champions.
However, we say congratulations to Donald and Tamika Nelson as the overall game winners. Family, food and fun were the objectives of the day, of which all were very much accomplished.
Williams Appointed Historian
Shala Williams, a senior at St. James Math and Science Academy, was appointed as historian to the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council. Williams said she considers it an honor to be given the position.
Six-year-old Niara Turner shines as Doc McStuffins
Sunday at the Lemann Center, students who attend the Bright Futures Summer Camp program hosted a play titled "An Afternoon of Disney". Program Director Donna Gaignard-Payton said that student performances gets better every year.