Around Town

Juanita C. Pearley

The Grace of Giving

Every year the Mt. Zion Baptist Church gives back to the community during the Holiday Season. Those in need include everyone that wants, or is in need of a lunch to feed the body and a message of giving to fill the soul. Pastor Darryl Smith, Jr. said this year approximately 700 meals were given to the community on their annual day of giving back. Thanks for the great meal that was served, and to all that contributed in whatever way. Pictured is Pastor Smith, (white t-shirt) and Mayor Leroy Sullivan (kneeling black cap) and members of the church and community that assisted in preparing the meals.

Feed the Community

The community was treated to a sit down Sunday, Thanksgiving dinner with all of the fixings on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Lemman Center in Donaldsonville. The meal was provided by members of the Hiram Lodge #12, Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, Harvest House, and Fountain of Faith Christian Center. After the meal turkeys were given to guests to keep for themselves or to give to someone in the community that may have been in need. Thank you all for such a blessing every year. Keep up the great work of giving back to the community.

Rotary News

Rotarian Lee Melancon invited Natalie Noel to be the guest speaker at the Donaldsonville Rotary meeting last week. Noel provided information to members regarding plans the Noel Family will be upgrading the building that will be used for the new distillery that is coming to Donaldsonville. This will be something that both locals and visitors will want to visit and enjoy. The addition to the town is one that enhances the community. Much success to Noel family on their endeavor. Donaldsonville rotary invites you to join our meeting every Thursday at Cafe Lafourche at noon. Pictured is Rotary President Juanita C. Pearley, Guest Natalie Noel, and Rotarian Matt Leblanc.

The Royal Court

Because of the rainy weather and poor ground condition, the 2018 Sunshine Festival had to be cancelled at the last minute. Although the rides were not available, there still was something to celebrate and enjoy. Crowning of the Sunshine Festival queens. Each contestant had to submit an application, which was then judged by its contents, academics, and photos presented. Chosen this year to represent Donaldsonville for its 2018 Sunshine Festival were Little Miss Sunshine Megan Elise Landry, Teen Miss Sunshine Arielle Francis, and Miss Sunshine KamBrean Verner. Congratulations to all our queens. Pictured are Arielle Francis, Megan Elise Landry, KamBrean Verner.

Getting Ready

City workers and volunteers around town was making preparations for the Avenue Stroll. From hanging the festive lights to making sure the stage was ready for the band. Everyone was excited and ready to make sure things were in place and to go.