On the morning after DART’s 13th Annual Radiothon, Chairperson Pam Dance and I shared our feelings of gratitude.
First, the severe thunderstorms predicted the day before did not arrive until we and all of our volunteers were safely at home. We had been told to anticipate hail, straight line winds, even possible tornadoes, and yet our speakers, our volunteers and our supporters were able to share, spread the word and raise funds in warm sunlight.
Driving around the city and countryside I have noticed many yellow, white and multi-colored flowers mingling within the browns and greens of the season’s landscapes.
You can find them in formal beds, scattered in the landscape and in groups inhabiting an old home place. It is a comforting experience to find a patch of brilliant colors in an unsuspecting location alongside a rural road.
4-H is an amazing youth organization that offers youth the opportunity to showcase their variety of talents in so many diverse ways. One of the opportunities we offer Lincoln Parish 4-H members is the opportunity to perform their talents. Each year we hold the Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest. This year it was held Oct. 13 at the Methodist Children’s Home Chapel. In case you all didn’t know, we have some wonderfully talented youth in Lincoln Parish.
Back in 1933, a casual stroll through Railroad Park resulted in the idea that led to the planting of a rose garden that for years was the signature spot in downtown Ruston. The beds were the length of the city block between Vienna Street and Trenton Street, and lay parallel to the Kansas City Southern tracks.
Everybody knew the rose garden was a project of, and was tended to by the Pierian Club. Even after the garden was moved to the grounds of the city’s Central Fire Station on East Georgia Avenue, club members continued to take care of it. The Pierian ladies still do.