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Juanita C. Pearley


The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosted their annual walk on Sunday, October 28 at the BREC Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge. The walk's goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Tre' Skidmore, Director of Bradford Hall at Southern University A&M College, from Donaldsonville, participated in the JDRF Walk. Tre' was diagnosed at the age of 14 with Type 1 Diabetes. Tre's team name "Trebetes" raised money to help support life-changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by the disease. The "Trebetes" Team was supported by his coworkers, students of Southern University, their parents, family members, and friends. Research tells us that Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly.

Rotary News

James Firmin, guest of Rotarian Jeff Henry gave club members a brief history about China and what life is really about there. He stated he has been going to China for several years now and that Rotary international provides funding for rural students to attend school. Pictured Rotary guest James Firmin and Rotarian Jeff Henry.


Many thanks to everyone who participated in trunk a treat candy giveaway. The kids were very happy to see the cars and trucks decorated for Halloween. Gerald and Cathy Robinson won first place and received a very large trophy for the best decorated trunk. We look forward to seeing more participants next year.