Around Town

Juanita C. Pearley Executive Director, Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce

Hej! Salut Ciao

No matter how you say it, it’s still Hello. The IPW (International Pow Wow) took a tour around the city to enjoy the history and sites after visiting the River Road African American Museum. The group included guest from around the world. They later stopped at the Grapevine to dine for lunch.

Pictured in the hat is Barbara Ferguson, Washington correspondent with Arab News, who was with the group.

Preparation for Production

Toy Michael Bailey (R), of TMB Productions and host Heidi G. Pearley (L) prep for the taping of their first talk show “OneVoice” which will air via podcast. The weekly talk show created by Bailey will provide a platform for the people of Donaldsonville to express their concerns of the current state of our city. OneVoice will feature positive people, ideas, images, and activities taking place in the city. To be a guest on the show or advertise your business or event contact OneVoice on facebook.

American Legion officer installation

On June 21, 2016 the American Legion Post 98 installed its officers for the year of 2016-17. Presiding over the program was 6th District Vice Commander  Ricky Griffin. Clarence Brimmer, Sr. serviced as Master of Ceremony.

Distinguished guests included Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, Father Paul Yi, and  Byron Comeaux also of the 6th District. Commander LeRoy Plaisance was presented with the gavel and continue to proceed with the program. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal to complete the night. 

A Trip Worth Taking

State Rep. Marcus L. Hunter of Monroe (C) and Kuala Chambers (L), an East Baton Rouge Parish School Educator, who teachers African-American studies stopped by city hall to say hello to Mayor Leroy Sullivan (R) while touring Donaldsonville and the River Road African American Museum.

It was certainly a trip worth taking, the two said. To know that the first African American mayor in the United States came from Donaldsonville is something that was amazing to them both. Chambers said she would like to make this a field trip for her students to visit and learn of the history in this town. Rep. Hunter was compiling data of the importance of the educational aspect of such a tour.