The annual Russ-Town Band concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Admission for the annual concert is free with a donation of a toy to Toys for Tots or a nonperishable food item to Christian Community Action.
Area residents flooded Louisiana Tech University’s campus on Wednesday to grab a bite to eat at the school’s on-campus Chick-Fil-A restaurant.
But, it wasn’t just the flavor that drew the crowd. Instead, residents were showing up to support the company’s CEO Dan Cathy, after he came out in support of traditional family values last week.
The day, “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day,” was declared by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to support a business “whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values.” The appreciation day was in response to protests by gay rights advocacy groups, as well as the removal of Jim Henson Muppet toys in Chick-Fil-A kids’ meals and threats from cities such as Boston and Chicago to withhold building permits for the company.
In honor of Veterans Day and in partnership with the local VFW Post, Boy Scout Troop 45 and Cub Scout Pack 45 placed flags at the graves of veterans at six local cemeteries. The boys place more than 500 flags out several times a year to recognize the brave men and women who have fought for this country.
Pictured above are: back row — Barrett Moore, McKinley Moore, James Ellenberger, Ryan Williams, Ivan Valentine and Ethan Brantly. Front row — Tanner Andrews, Riley Moegle, Eli Stevens, Hunter Ellenberger, Colton Kent and Travis Cox.