Rotary Club of East Ascension hosts Ascension Parish First Responders Appreciation Day

Staff Report
Top (L to R): Luke Trosclair, Jason Bonaventure, Liz Laurent, Michael Buturla, Kamal Zaher, Mert Smiley, Adam McCarty, Rodney Lagarbo, Ken Firmin, Robert Burgess, Tim Waguespack and Donna Gaignard. Middle (L to R): Dee LeJeune, Brett Arceneaux, Marilyn Lambert, Flo Magee, Jobie Templet. (Kneeling): Sherrie Despino, Amy Colby, Jeff Melancon, Jason Verdigets and Jerry Eli. Bottom (L to R): Kendal Matassa, Ralph Tureau, Lisa Bacala, Tiffany Shelton, Bridget Hanna, Kenny Foster and Donna Duplessis.

The Rotary Club of East Ascension hosted an Ascension Parish First Responders Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 30th at Parc 73. This event was designed to show gratitude to law enforcement and firefighters who risk their lives every day for our community and to assist those who were affected by the recent flooding. These hardworking men and women are a key part of the quality of life we enjoy in Ascension Parish.

These local responders and their families along with Rotarian Volunteers enjoyed a relaxing day under the oaks of Parc 73 with live music, bouncers, face painting, food and drinks. Stories of courage and loss were exchanged as attendees took a pause from rebuilding.

The Rotary Club of East Ascension would like to thank all of the Sponsors whose time and donations made this event such a success: Acadian Ambulance, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Arts Council of GBR, Coca Cola, Comfort Suites, East Ascension Rotary, Family Traditions, Osterville (Mass.) Rotary, Fellowship Church, Gonzales Rotary Club, GPS, Hamilton (NJ) Rotary, Lambertville-New Hope (PA/NJ) Rotary, Life Source Hospice, Little Debbie, Michael Jagneaux, Modern Woodman, Motiva Enterprises, Parc 73, Richmond/Spring Grove (IL) Rotary River Parish Foods, Samantha Pierce, Shelton Family, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sysco, Turning Two Foundation/Reid & Lauren Brignac , Veron Sausage, Waguespack & Associates Insurance and Amy Colby Law Firm.