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Juanita Pearley
Juanita C. Pearley, Matt Leblanc and Letha Haynes.

Rotary News

Taking control of your health was the subject for last week’s Rotary meeting. Guest speaker Letha Haynes, Executive Director of Pelican Healthcare Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facility presented the members vital information on how to quit smoking. Ms. Haynes focused on the amount of money you spend on cigarettes and the danger you create to your body. Pelican Healthcare will provide FREE supplies to help you with your goal to stop smoking. For more information please call 985-652-7717. The Rotary Club meets every Thursday, noon at Café Lafourche, 817 Veterans Blvd, Donaldsonville, La. 70346. We invite you to come visit or join us.

Save a Life – Donate

If I can help someone along the way, then my dying will not be in vain. Have you thought about giving the gift of life to someone in need of an organ to live? April is Organ Donor Month and what better way to promote it than through the words and inspiration of a child. While visiting his grandfather Jeffery Henry, the local Saints celebrity, Jarrius “JJ” Robertson visited with Don Guillot and told him the details of his life and how he received a liver from a child that drown in Alabama. Upon reading and hearing about Jarrius being in a coma for a year and needing a liver, the child’s parents wanted him to receive their child’s liver. Giving the last of yourself can continue the life of someone else, be it family, friend or stranger. Sign up today to become an organ donor and save a life.

Celebrating 150th Anniversary

Pierre Caliste Landry is credited for being the first African-American mayor elected in the United States. A former slave who purchased his own freedom, was an educator, businessman, attorney, Methodist Episcopal minister and politician. History began in 1868 when he was elected as mayor of Donaldsonville. Join in celebrating Landry’s legacy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the River Road African Museum, 406 Charles Street, Donaldsonville, La. Come meet and greet author Dr. Thomas J. Durant, Jr. and Mayor Johnny B. Thomas. Learn more about the life of Pierre Landry. There will be activities for everyone, and a voter registration table to register if you need to do so.