Twenty-seven months later, the Dutchtown Griffins and their 4-H Club is still doing community activities and raising money for the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department to help with rebuilding its main fire station on Stringer Bridge Road.

When the August 2016 flood struck Ascension Parish and all the schools and fire departments were destroyed in the St. Amant Community, the Dutchtown High School community and staff opened their hearts, their school, and all their facilities to the community of St. Amant.

For over a year, the St. Amant Gator Nation shared their daily activities with the Dutchtown Griffin nation on their campus. Twenty-seven months later, the Dutchtown Griffins and their 4-H Club is still doing community activities and raising money for the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department to help with rebuilding its main fire station on Stringer Bridge Road.

This week the Griffin 4H club with their Advisor Ms. Lindsay Seely made a donation to the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department to continue to help the Volunteer Firefighters get back in their new fire station.

In 2016 our hearts were completely shattered, but our faith remained strong. And here twenty-seven months later to see our rival school across Airline still doing what they can to get us back in our new station, again reminds us all on why we live and raise our children and grandchildren in such a wonderful and dedicated parish.

Contributed by Chief James E. LeBlanc, St. Amant VFD