City of Gonzales park receives large donation

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

On Sept. 9, City of Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux joined with City of Gonzales Chief of Police Sherman Jackson, 23rd District Court Judge Alvin Turner and board members with Project Kidz Kove as the organization received at $33,000 donation.

Alvin Chauvin, with recently disbanded Local Union 102 in Prairieville, presented the Project Kidz Kove board members with the donation after finding that the Union had funds left over when it recently disbanded. The Honorable Judge Alvin Turner pointed Local Union 102 in the direction of the special needs, all-accessible park, when they approached him asking what to do with any money left over.

“When we heard about the park, we knew it was the right thing to do with the money,” Chauvin said. “It’s a great cause and a wonderful idea for the community.”

The City of Gonzales was given the park by Project Kidz Kove through a cooperative endeavor agreement. The city maintains the upkeep, while the Project Kidz Kove board still raises funds for additions and repairs to the park.

“This is yet another great day for the city of Gonzales, the wonderful Kidz Kove organization and the many children we are seeing utilizing this facility, those with special needs and those without,” Arceneaux said. “Through donations such as these, we will see this park grow from strength to strength and thrive for many years to come.”