Bright Futures program extravaganza approaching

Allison B. Hudson

Bright Futures CLC may be one of the best-kept secrets in Donaldsonville. Over the past three years summer camps, after school activities and tutoring have been offered to the youth of Donaldsonville at the Bright Futures Community Learning Center and on site at both Lowery Elementary and Lowery Intermediate schools.

The Bright Futures program, currently supported by an alliance between the Louisiana Dept of Education and the City of Donaldsonville, has a very impressive list of strong supporters from the community.

Sheriff Jeff Wiley has been one of those supporters for three years along with the

Ascension Parish Government headed by Parish President Tommy Martinez, C F Industries, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, community organizations like Street Legal Riders and A.S.A. P. Riders are on board every year helping out in different ways that make a big difference. Bright Futures partners with the LSU Ag Center every year for activities like gardening, petting zoo and bicycle safety. Strong community leaders like Catherine Davis and Juanita Morgan are on hand every year to donate to the cause and speak to the kids! Bright Futures realizes that these are the kinds of things that make a community thrive. We continue to seek support and participation from the community to this end.

As summer camp comes to a close this year, the students are preparing for their annual

Extravaganza. This year they will be performing the Broadway version of The Lion King. It’s promising to be an even bigger hit than last year’s Tribute to Michael Jackson. Save the date!

The performance will be one time only on Saturday July 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Bright Futures CLC office located inside the Lemann Center at 1100 Clay St. in Donaldsonville. Contact the office at 225 473 2002 to purchase tickets, get more information or find out how you too can become a strong partner!