Around Town March 1

Juanita C. Pearley

Rotary News

No, there will never be another “Mr. Bob,” but now there’s Mr. John. John Mouton is now the Multi-media Sales Executive with the Donaldsonville Chief. Mr. Mouton was the guest speaker of Rotarian James McDonald at last week’s meeting. Mouton spoke on his years of experience in the media business and the many different types of advertising offered by the newspaper and how beneficial it can be for your business. The Rotary welcomes you to visit with us at our weekly meetings every Thursday at noon at Café Lafourche, 817 Veterans Blvd., Donaldsonville, La. Pictured are Rotary President Matt Leblanc, John Mouton, and Rotarian James McDonald.

Retirement Tour

A group of Iberville Parish Retired Teachers visited the River Road Africana Museum all dressed for the occasion. Darryl Hambrick was also in character dressed as Pierre Caliste Landry, the first African American Mayor of Donaldsonville and the first ever to be elected mayor in the United States. The group was delighted by all of the history presented and items on display. This tour has made me reflect on the past, the many struggles and different changes we have overcome, whispered someone in the crowd. The museum invites other groups in the area to visit. It’s located at 406 Charles Street, Donaldsonville, La. Pictured are Darryl Hambrick (Mayor Landry) and a few of the officers with the Iberville Parish Retired Teachers group.

Beautiful Maiden

A beautiful flower maiden indeed was Pheinyx Francis, Miss Majestic Sunshine, serving as a maiden to Mu Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gama Rho Sorority, Inc. presentation of their debutants “Unveiling Royalty” Queens of Africa in honor of Black History. The tea was held at MLK Catholic Student Center on the campus of Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. Pictured is Pheinyx Francis serving as a flower maiden to the Queens of Africa.