The annual post-graduation celebration for Ruston High School seniors has become a traditional event that draws graduates for more than just a fun evening.
Project Graduation 2014 will take place at Louisiana Tech’s Intramural Center on May 20 and will not only provide a safe place for teens to celebrate, but also one that gives them the opportunity to win prizes that will help them to embark on their next phase of life.
A benefit event for Neil Crenshaw, a Choudrant resident and disabled veteran, has been set for Sept. 6.
Heidi Peters, coordinator for the event, said she has known Crenshaw and his family for many years.
“We’re friends with Neil and have seen his progression and we wanted to be able to help,” she said. “Neil served in the Gulf War and as a result has a protein deficiency that has caused the deep veins in his legs to clot, so there is n o blood flow.”
Peters said Crenshaw has been without work for more than one year.
Jack Beckham, of Hico, celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. He is a lifelong Lincoln Parish resident, farmer and former meat processing plant manager. The World War II veteran was married to Alice Pixley, who passed away in 1973.