Around Town

Juanita C. Pearley Executive Director, Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce
L to R: Kay Dugas co-owner of Cabahanosse, Marty McCallum (l), her daughter Suzanne Dorman (c)(great granddaughter of Clifton) and family friend, Virginia Lovell (r) who is a first time visitor to Donaldsonville.

Let’s Get Together

Getting families to come together in unity, goodwill and fun is the goal set of Brandon McKinney with “Black Men Re-Invented.” Getting fathers and brothers back to reunite and rebuild our community as a family is something that needs to happen in our area. Enjoying a beautiful day with family and friends is the perfect thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. 

This month’s Super Sunday event was the first of many more to come.  There was free food prepared by “Big B’s Café, drinks and music.  The kids had a blast on the bouncer, water slide and games provided by Space Walk of Ascension Parish. 

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the next event to take place on July 31. There will be free food, school supplies for the students and free haircuts. Let’s come together Donaldsonville and unite with our families.   

Still Serving

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3766 in Donaldsonville held its installation of officers on Tuesday, June 7.

The swearing in of officers was conducted by 8th District Commander Tommy Pitre. Father Joseph Vu did the opening prayer and Mayor Leroy Sullivan said the greetings also present Parish President Kenny Matassa. The members of Post 3766 gave tribute to their fallen comrades with a moment of silence. The room was once filled for such an occasion, however, now only family and friends attend the ceremony. No matter the number present, the members said they enjoy the gathering of the brotherhood.

Officers for 2016-2017 are Commander Stephen Kohls, Senior Vice Commander Maurice Wirth, Junior Vice Commander Raymond Decareaux, Wuarter Master Charles Breaux, Chaplain Raymond Carbo, Adjutant Clarence Brimmer, Surgeon Noah Boudreaux, Judge Advocate Nick Porto, Third Year Trustee Wilson Waguespack, Second Year Trustee Nolan Poirrier, First Year Trustee Arthur Paul Landry, Post Service Officer Manuel Oubre. Commander Kohls said they welcome everyone of military status to join them.

The Breakfast Club 

It’s always a good day for the Breakfast Club to meet a Minnie’s Place.

The guys gather each morning for breakfast, friendship and jokes. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great and the window view allows you to see the blessing of another beautiful day. What better way to start your day?

We Love Donaldsonville

While admiring the beautiful jewelry, antiques and whatnots in Cabahanosse just before checking in to stay the weekend, Marty McCallum said “We love Donaldsonville.

My family history comes from nearby. My grandfather, Walter Clifton was born in Napoleonville in 1881. My family is from Napoleonville. This town has always been a favorite of mine. Every year we have a family meeting in Napoleonville just to check on one another and keep in touch. This is the best part of my trip, staying over in Donaldsonville.”