Around Town by Juanita C. Pearley

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Rotary News

Randy J. Trosclair, Executive Director of the Lafourche Basin Levee District, was the guest speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting. Mr. Trosclair was instrumental in the input of the master plan for the levee. The improvements made to help protect the levee during a hurricane and how the affect of the levee has on residents from Donaldsonville on down to Terrebone and Lafourche Parishes.

You may think the waterways are of no concern to you, but it does in so many ways. Keeping our levees strong helps everyone to stay protected and safe. Mr. Trosclair was the guest of Rotarian Jeffery Henry.

Pictured are Randy J. Trosclair and Rotarian Jeffery Henry.

St. Peter Claver Catholic School Field Trip

When it gets close to the end of school, everyone is ready for a field trip. The St. Peter Claver Catholic School from New Orleans visited the African American River Road Museum last Friday.

The forty students alone, with Ms. Treme Neighborhood and Mrs. Katherine Sanders, Science and Social Studies teachers, were excited to visit Donaldsonville, stating it was such a beautiful city. They enjoyed a picnic lunch in the Bicentennial Jazz Plaza and had a surprise visit from Mayor Leroy Sullivan.

Everyone wanted to take a picture with Mayor Sullivan. They could not believe that the city still has an African American mayor after learning about Pierre Landry, who was the first African American mayor of the city.

Pictured are Mrs. Katherine Sanders and Mayor Sullivan and the students enjoying their picnic lunch.

Testing the Waters

Lionel Asberry was testing his speed boat in the waters of Bayou Lafourche. It was a beautiful relaxing and cool morning to run his racer. His only regret was that the boat was not large enough for him to ride in.

In all he had fun and enjoyed making waves.