Around Town by Juanita C. Pearley

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Chamber Luncheon

The Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Secretarial Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26 at the St. Francis of Assis Church Hall. The secretaries were excited that everyone was once again all together again.

The meal was great and so was the entertainment. The comedy act of Adonis Reed provided the audience with much laughter.Each secretary received a door prize and also went home with a picture to remember the memory.

Thanks to everyone who supported the event in whatever way.

Community Day of Caring

Capital Area United Way, along with St. Elizabeth Hospital and The Church in Donaldsonville, hosted the Donaldsonville Day of Caring on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The purpose of the event was to achieve a positive and healthy impact in the community which included health screenings, community resources, informational sessions, and children’s activities. BASF, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Volunteer Ascension were on site distributing items including fresh fruit and vegetables, along with non-perishable items.

We are proud to hold Day of Caring for the second year in a row at The Church in Donaldsonville. We are excited for the community to come out to the event!” said Mary Frank with The Church in Donaldsonville.

Fit for a Princess

The only way to travel is in a pink Cinderella motorized carriage. Princess Jitiona and her royal escorts was out enjoying a beautiful day at Louisiana Square.

Rotary News

CF Industries Chief Project Engineer, Ted Pagendarm and Donna Bahlinger, Manager of Human Resources were the guest at last week’s Rotary meeting. Their presentation was in reference to the DEF (Deisel Engine Fluids).

CF recently lunched its DEF product which is on the market and now being used. All diesel engines manufactured after 2016 is required to use this type of fuel. The expandsion of the CF facility created 115 construction jobs for the area that produce the DEF.

The Donaldsonville Rotary Club meet every Thursday at noon at Café Lafourche, 817 Verterans Blvd. in Donaldsonville.