Distribution of school supplies for students in West St. John – L’Observateur

GREENFIELD LOUISIANA HOSTS ‘BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL’

WITH THE RIVER REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, LES ÉLÉVÉS AND PARTNERS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTION EVENT FEATURES FOR WEST ST. JOHN STUDENTS, COVID-19 Vaccinations, VOTER REGISTRATION, Resources for Hurricane Ida SURVIVORS, Music, Line Dancing, Food FROM LOCAL VENDORS, and more.

WHAT: Saturday, August 6, Greenfield Louisiana, River Region Chamber of

Commerce, Elev8ted Gents and partners invite West St John

community at a “Back to School Festival,” featuring an afternoon of fun and

resources for the whole community.

The event is taking place at Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park and will include a giveaway of school supplies for West St. John students, COVID-19 vaccinations from Ochsner, voter registration with St. John And St. Charles NAACP, resources for Hurricane Ida survivors, music, line dancing, food from local vendors, and more.

The event represents Greenfield’s ongoing commitment to supporting local schools and students as part of their plan to revitalize the community and regional economy, and the facility will provide safe, green, well-paying jobs to the local community.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central

*Line dancing with Susan Bailey from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central

WHERE: Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park

(3445 Hwy 18, Edgard, LA)

WHO: Greenfield Louisiana and its partners, including River Region Chamber of

Trade, Elev8ted Gents and others:

      • COVID-19 vaccines provided by Ochsner
      • Voter registration provided by St. John and St. Charles NAACP
      • Resources for Hurricane Ida survivors provided by the Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program
      • Music by DJ Child Support

About Greenfield

Greenfield Louisiana is building a new, state-of-the-art grain export terminal located in Wallace, LA. The facility will help the West Bank transition to a cleaner, more sustainable local economy that builds prosperity while honoring and protecting the region’s natural, cultural and historic resources.

At the heart of this transition is its commitment to combating the legacy of environmental injustice that has historically harmed the health and well-being of black communities along the Mississippi. Greenfield will be the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly facility of its kind in North America, creating well-paying and secure green jobs in a growing industry.

Its economic benefits will include investments in training and workforce development support for community mainstays like West St. John High School, hundreds of additional jobs and businesses in small local businesses and millions of dollars in new tax revenue.

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