For the last nine years, Ruston’s Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has had a Pumpkin Patch fundraiser in order to raise money for the fight against domestic abuse. An 18-wheeler full of pumpkins will be unloading at Townsend House soon. There will be an army of volunteers unloading all of the pumpkins and they just need us to go buy one.
October is right around the corner, and as we fall into the autumn season, people are gearing up for their Domestic Abuse Awareness Month events. So, it is no surprise that D.A.R.T is having their annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser.
Whether it’s a fire, natural disaster or firearms use, safety is important, and being prepared or safeguarding against hazards should be everyone’s top priority. In an effort to bring public awareness and education to the Lincoln Parish community and the surrounding areas, the Ruston Fire Department, Ruston Police Department and nursing students at Louisiana Tech University will gather in the parking lot at Lowe’s Home Improvement to coordinate “Safety Saturday” from 9 a.m. until noon this weekend.
While the 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival supplied Ruston and Lincoln Parish with plenty of juicy peaches during its two-day run June 22 and 23, it also managed to supply the area with the biggest economic impact of any Peach Festival in its 62-year history.
According to the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, this year’s festival brought in approximately $5.3 million, meaning it topped the previous Peach Festival high set in 2006 of approximately $4.6 million.
Muscular Dystrophy affects more than 1 million Americans, and with no cure available, those affected rest their hopes that researchers can continue the hunt for a cure and dedicated citizens continue to fund their efforts.
According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (mda.org), there is no single disease with the name muscular dystrophy, but rather it designates a group of hereditary neuromuscular disorders that weakens a person’s muscles over time. The age of onset, places where it attacks and progression all vary individually.