Masons help sponsor Christmas at OLOL

Area Masons, individuals and businesses held a Christmas party for patients at the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital on Dec. 23.

Brenda Durbin, A.J. McPhate, Family Dollar Stores, Coca-Cola and Central Wal-Mart hosted the event. WAFB news anchor Lauren Westbrook presented meal cards for Subway restaurants to Patty Prentice of OLOL for needy families. BudKing, dressed as Santa Claus, and the Acacia Shrine Klown Unit visited all the children.

Keep La. Beautiful receives Dow grant

Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, has received $3,900 from Dow Chemical’s DOWGives Louisiana Community Grant Program toward its Seeding for a Better and More Beautiful Tomorrow Project.

KLB will distribute cypress seedlings to the community while promoting environmental sustainability and protection of Louisiana’s natural resources in January. Designated distribution points will be coordinated near six different plant locations with representatives from affiliates handing out seedlings at each location. Attached to the seedlings will be an informational card with instructions on how to plant and care for the tree, as well as information on the Dow and KLB partnership.

About 3,000 people will benefit from this project, including communities around the six Dow plants.

EBR GOP women hold Christmas event

East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women held its Christmas luncheon on Dec. 11 at the City Club to install 2013 officers and honor outgoing President JeanneneKogler for her service.

Guest speakers and presenters of community and state awards to Kogler were Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker, state Rep. Hunter Greene, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Clerk of Court Chief of Operations Greg Brown and Louisiana Federation of Republican Women President June Williams.

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