A downpour of rain did not dampen the spirits of hundreds who came out to Lincoln Parish Relay for Life last Friday evening.
The annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, initially planned at the Ruston High School track, was moved inside the gym of Ruston Junior High.
Inside the building, various groups sold snacks and sweets to raise money, and some made the trek around the gym while others socialized or talked about their experiences with cancer.
Retired Louisiana Tech Dean of Student Services Maribel McKinney was among more than 20 cancer survivors present at the event.
The kindergartners at Glen View had a very eventful December! The Junior Auxiliary of Ruston came to Glen View to read a story to the kindergartners but they also brought a special guest, Santa! The children were so surprised and delighted to see Santa at their school. Santa greeted each child and each kindergartner left with a book and a candy cane.
School Food Service Supervisor Doris Marzett believes every child in the Lincoln Parish School District should have the opportunity to eat for free, but unfortunately, if the district did enroll in such a program to provide free meals — the federally-ran Community Eligibility Provision — the Food Service department would shut down.
“The percentage is high enough to enroll, but not high enough to where it wouldn’t hurt us,” Marzett said.