Support rolls in for Project Kidz Kove

Charlotte Guedry
Members of the 23rd Judicial District Court recently presented a check to Project Kidz Kove. Erin Lanoux, PKK Board Treasurer, received the check in the amount of $5,000 from Joni Buquoi-treasurer, Jesse LeBlanc-President, and Erin Gros-vice president. “The members of the 23rd Judicial District Bar Association recognize the importance of play in the development of socialization in children. We are proud to contribute to this worthy cause which will promote play without limitations on a child’s physical, mental or developmental abilities,” states LeBlanc. “We cannot thank the 23rd JDC enough for their commitment to PKK. As a fairly new organization, we have a huge challenge ahead of us to raise the funds for this park. We sincerely appreciate all the help from groups such as this one to make this happen as soon as possible for our community children with disabilities,” said Lanoux.
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Project Kidz Kove has had a busy time, and fundraising is proving productive.

Public Relations Chairman for Project Kidz Kove, Audrey Boudreaux, has been thrilled with the support the group has received.

“Born and raised in Ascension Parish, I have always known how great this community is when it gets behind worthy causes. Especially where our children are concerned, the support is often overwhelmingly heartwarming. The support for Project Kidz Kove in less than a year has been that and more. Almost half way to our initial goal, we could not do it without all of you. On behalf of PKK, let me sincerely thank all of the people, industry, businesses and organizations that have been touched by this project and have offered financial, and then continued voluntary support for this park,” she said

Established in 2010, Project Kidz Kove is a not-for-profit organization in Ascension Parish, whose purpose is to raise funds to construct a playground for children of all abilities. The park will focus on additional equipment for children with physical or sensory developmental challenges with specialized equipment to facilitate their play experiences. Acreage for Kidz Kove Discovery Park was dedicated by the City of Gonzales, and once completed will be maintained by the City’s department of recreation.

Donations may be made to Project Kidz Kove at: P.O. Box 179, Brittany, LA 70718, or for more information, please call 921-0380.

Gonzales Lions Club member, Mike Dixon is shown presenting a check to Project Kidz Kove board member, Erin Lanoux. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Lions Clubs have more volunteers in more places than any other service club organization. “We support sight programs, health programs and disaster relief programs,” said Liz Laurent, club secretary. “When our local Gonzales Lions Club heard about Project Kidz Kove and learned of the positive impact it could have on the lives of so many children in our community, we knew we wanted to help.” The Gonzales Lions Club has been of service to Project Kidz Kove by preparing, donating and serving food for several fundraisers, attending Kidz Kove fundraising events in the community and most recently by presenting them with this check.