Lucien Gauff III, Rotary Club of Laplace, Sheila Baloney, Head Start and Cynthia Clifton.
Lucien Gauff III, Rotary Club of Laplace with Shelia Baloney and Darolyn Lumar of St. John Head Start.
Rotary Club of Laplace donate funds for purchasing water bottles for St. John Head Start. Picture Left to Right: Lucien Gauff III, Rotary Club of Laplace presenting check to Cynthia Clifton, LSU AgCenter St. John Parish.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still floating in Louisiana and around the country, Cynthia Clifton, Nutrition Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter in St. John the Baptist Parish decided to talk to different organizations in the parish to see if water bottles could be purchased for the St. John the Baptist Parish students. With great favor, the Rotary Club of LaPlace, president, Mr. Lucien Gauff, presented this request to the members of the Rotary Club of LaPlace and agreed to purchase the water bottles for the St. John Head Start students.
LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities had been talking about doing something to get the students active by drinking more water during this COVID-19 pandemic since they are back at school.
Ms. Clifton contacted Mrs. Shelia Baloney to ask about the number of students and to see if this would be something that would be good for the students.Mrs. Baloney stated that this was a great idea and the St. John Head Start welcomed the donation of water bottles.
The water bottles were ordered and received by Ms. Clifton on Thursday, October 22, 2020.Mr. Gauff was notified of the water bottles and the two of them agreed to meet.On Friday, October 23, 2020, Ms. Clifton met with Mr. Gauff at his office and was presented with a check from the Rotary Club of LaPlace for the water bottles.Mr. Gauff and Ms. Clifton delivered the water bottles to St. John Head Start at Garyville Magnet campus.Mrs. Baloney and the staff were very excited and welcomed the donation of water bottles for the Head Start students.
A special Thank You to Mr. Gauff and the Rotary Club of LaPlace for supporting the LSU AgCenter in providing water bottles for the St. John Head Start students.
To learn more about projects by the LSU AgCenter in St. John the Baptist Parish, contact Cynthia Clifton at email@example.com or 985-497-3261.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture