Happy early Fourth of July! If you’re still looking for ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday, I’d like to invite you to my neighborhood for the annual Kenilworth Fourth of July Parade. It actually takes place the evening of July 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and rolls from Kenilworth Science & Technology School on Boone Drive, down the parkway and loops around and heads back towards the school. It’s a lot of fun, and, if you have young children, it only makes it better.

Celebrate Nursing

At the recent 25th annual Celebrate Nursing banquet several local nurses were honored. Wanda Spurlock with the Southern University School of Nursing received the Helen Johnson Cremeens Excellence in Education Award. Antiqua Smart and Cynthia York both received the Edith Lobue Scholarship Award.

Also recognized were: Sadye Batts, Angela Clouatre, Terra Hotstream and Christy Perry, Baton Rouge General; Amy Rome. Lane Memorial Hospital; Stephanie Debarbieris, Janene Ducote, Shelley Graphia, Kristy Koontz, Kelly Landry, Nicole May and Teresa Palombo, Ochsner; Rosalind Albarado, Paula June Allen, Kayla Farrar, Rosa Franklin, Pattie Jackson, Rebecca Ory, Jeffrey Peno, Alison Richard and Myra Russel,Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center; and Karrie Delise, Megan McNemar, Angela Musso and Kelly Sasser, Woman’s Hospital.

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