ChemFriends Week in Ascension Parish
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed Nov. 1-5, 2010 as ChemFriends Week in Ascension Parish. Martinez made the proclamation during the Oct. 21 parish council meeting. The ChemFriends Expo will take place on Nov. 3 and 4 at the Gonzales Civic Center and Richard Bergeron, co-chair of ChemFriends and environmental manager of Oxychem, said at least 1,700 students from around the area are expected to attend. Shown from left are Councilman Randy Clouatre, Councilman Todd Lambert, Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez, Councilman Adrian Thompson, Richard Bergeron with Oxychem, Councilman George Valentine and Martha Collins, parish grants officer and ChemFriends committee member.