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Fun in the park at LoES’ ‘Community Day’

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
Donaldsonville volunteer firefighter Josh Delery gave children a chance to try on some firefighter gear and stands with third grader Trabien Davis in the suit.

Lowery Elementary School hosted its first “Community Day” at Louisiana Square Park Saturday where children were able to come out for free fun and free food.

Hundreds of students from LoES, Lowery Middle, Donaldsonville Primary and other schools enjoyed face painting, a bounce house, hanging out with the Donaldsonville Fire Department, music, and other games all at no charge.

Sonia Dawson brought her fourth grader John Millien out to enjoy the activities and said usually on Saturdays they just stay at home.

“We normally sit and home and some Saturdays I work,” Dawson said, “but I’m glad I was able to bring him out to this today.”

“This is a very nice event the school hosted for the community,” Dawson said. “A lot of kids showed up and it’s very nice.”

Dawson said her son is having fun and it’s two fold for her because she actually won a door prize.

“I would like to see more events like this,” she said.

LoES’ principal Dawn Love said she and her staff brainstormed of how they could the community more involved at their school and vice versa and “three of our teachers came up with the idea of to just do a big community day.”

“The idea was to make it all for free but just come out and spend time with us,” Love said, “and it evolved from there.”

“It’s really exciting to see so many families from the community, the fire department, the police department, the mayor, councilman, just everybody out here together all working for the success of our kids,” Love said.

Love said they are definitely are going to have to do this every year and just continue it and “make it on a bigger scale even.”

Love added, “We’re so thankful to everyone who came out to support Lowery Elementary event.”