August emphasizes the importance of having a strong family and being a guide to the grandchildren. "Family is where life begins and love never ends," she said.

Joining a group of like-minded individuals who share the same goals with one another can lead to many great things.

Wanda August, a Parent Facilitator, helps grandparents and guardians of children achieve this by hosting a meeting every month filled with fun events. Events may include having a Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway that would be provided to a local family of Donaldsonville.

Moreover, the meeting is held in the old library at Donaldsonville High School.

August emphasizes the importance of having a strong family and being a guide to the grandchildren. "Family is where life begins and love never ends," she said.

Michael Hilton, assistant principal of Donaldsonville High School, made an appearance and was very appreciative of the meeting because he wants to continue to see Donaldsonville growing. One way of promoting growth is by creating a Family Community Engagement Room, which is what Hilton plans on turning to old library into.

"The room will become a place for parents and the community to come and get information about the school, their children, or the city they live in," Hilton said.

Furthermore, the future of the community lies in the hands of the students that are being raised today, which is something Bamzybaby Productions focuses on.

Bamzybaby is a global educational and entertainment company that combines learning, character building, and entertainment to create a productive and positive new generation. Kendra Manson, a representative of Bamzybaby, elaborated more on the focus of the company.

"We want to make sure we can teach children how to get along, make good decisions, and solve problems without using violence," Kendra said.

Raymond "Bamzy" Manson, who decided to begin Bamzybaby, said, "We want our grandkids to be productive and honorable, so it is important to be responsible for how they grow up and to be a part of their lives."

Raymond went on to introduce the characters of Bamzybaby, including: Big Biscuit (focuses on exercise, wellness, and obesity), Layla (focuses on etiquette, self-respect, and human trafficking), and Bamzy (focuses on being a leader and helping kids believe they can achieve anything).

The characters only come out by dancing to a song, so grandparents and guardians had to get movin' and groovin' to meet them.

"Grandparents play a vital role in a child's life, because you can either make them or break them," said Raymond Manson. "I applaud all of you that are here today because it can be difficult to for guardians to come sometimes."

Bamzybaby ended their presentation by encouraging grandparents and guardians to say their pledge: "I have earned my thinking cap. I will always remember: If I believe it, I can achieve it, as long as I have my thinking cap on."

Finally, DHS Baseball Coach Richardson encouraged the guests at the end of the meeting to wear black and red on Fridays to show their Donaldsonville pride.

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