Area Girl Scouts and their leaders came to Townsend House Gifts last week to help unload pumpkins for the 11th Annual Pumpkin Patch for DART. “We almost always have scouts come and help us,” said Terrie Queen Autrey, DART Community Advocate. “It is so gratifying to see young people come and serve in such a meaningful way.”
As the season of Thanksgiving approaches, I am aware of so many things this community has done for DART. I often write about our larger projects, gifts and events, but there are countless acts of kindness extended to us and to the families we serve throughout the year.
The Presbyterian Church of Ruston presented the North Central Louisiana Chapter of Habitat for Humanity a check in the amount of $44,130 raised by the congregation. Pictured in the back row, from left to right, are church members Wally Watson, Jim Nelson, Ruth and J.N. Walpole, Dianne Douglas and Nancy Clendenen. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Habitat board President Nancy Bergeron, Jessica Johnston, Alex Nam and church pastor, the Rev. Edith Hill.
Louisiana Tech University’s Teacher Educators and Mentors Model Clinical Residency Program had an opportunity to showcase itself this week during a visit to Lincoln Parish by Julie Stephenson and Rebecca Freeland of the Louisiana Department of Education’s Believe and Prepare Educator Grant Program.