Ronald Francis wins D’ville logo contest

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
Mayor Leroy Sullivan (center) stands with logo finalist Kendrick Chatman (left), Trey Wiliams (right) and the Louisiana Development Ready City committee.

The Louisiana Development Ready City (LDRC) committee has chosen a winning logo for the Donaldsonville logo competition it held at the end of the 2012 year. Ronald “Ronnie” Francis was named the winner and is the recipient of the $100 gift card to Wal-Mart for his design that best represented the city, announced last Thursday at the City Hall.

However, Francis’ design will not be used to represent the city’s logo because it was too “intricate” in design and would cost a lot of money to reproduce, according to Robyn Penn Delaney LDRC President.

“So we have to try and get a simpler design so that it would be more cost effective,” Delaney said.

The LDRC has already been in contact with a designer from Gonzales and a new logo should be revealed within the next two months.

Others who submitted good designs in the logo contest and received recognition are: Alvin Batiste, Trey Williams an 11th grade student at Donaldsonville High School, and Kendrick Chatman. All received a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart.