Children’s Museum receives $25,000 from ADM

Allison B. Hudson

Thibodaux, LA:  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently awarded the Bayou Country Children’s Museum a $25,000 contribution to help build the planned children’s museum.

ADM, one of the nation’s largest agricultural processors in the world has a processing plant in St. Charles parish, which is one of the eight parishes that the BCCM has targeted for sponsorships and, when open, for school field trips.

BCCM’s Treasurer, Michelle Folse expressed, “ADM's response to BCCM's request for support of the capital campaign further exemplifies ADM's specific focus on educational programs for youth and their investment in our community.  With ADM's contribution, BCCM advances in our goal to raise funds to build the museum sooner rather than later.  I encourage other businesses with a presence in our region to invest in this carefully planned project which will provide a much needed family-oriented, educational resource for our community.”

The Bayou Country Children’s Museum, is planned as a 12,500 square foot facility with 50 unique exhibits highlighting the industry, agriculture, environment and Cajun culture of south Louisiana.  It will also incorporate party rooms, meeting space, picnic areas and vegetable gardens.  The BCCM will be near Nicholls State University to serve children ages 2 – 12 from within an eight parish area including Assumption, Ascension, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, Terrebonne and beyond.  It will act as an extension of the classroom since the exhibits will correspond to the GLE’s (Grade Level Expectations) for the area schools. 

The Bayou Country Children’s Museum is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. www.BayouCountryChildrensMuseum.org  985-446-2200