Ascension Paints the Town Purple

Brandie Richardson

Parish President Kenny Matassa proclaimed Friday, March 24 as Paint the Town Purple Day.

"The idea of Paint the Parish Purple is to encourage residents to wear purple to bring awareness to cancer , to celebrate with the survivors and to remember those we have lost to cancer," said American Cancer Society's Kim Myers.

The ACS will hold their annual Relay for Life on April 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.Guest speakers for this year include WAFB's Donna Britt and St. Amant Fire Chief James LeBlanc, among others. The event will include the survivor and caregiver lap, the Walk of Hope, along with plenty of food, music and performances from various schools and organizations such as the St. Amant Middle and Dutchtown High School Cheerleaders.