Livingston-Tangipahoa community photo gallery for Oct. 15, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Sandra Madere -- Busy Bees Vice President Patricia Schmidt, left, and Busy Bees President Sandra Madere, back right, gather for a photo with North Tangi Head Start students, from left, Sanaa Jackson, ReShaud Robertson, Tristen Burton, Averi Strickland and Michelle Griffin.

The Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community Busy Bees recently visited North Tangi Head Start in Roseland to present “Rusty the Respectful Racoon,” the first story in the “Character Critters” series.

The Bees, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension Service, also presented each student with their own copy of the book.

The “Character Critters” series, originally began by the Josephite Institute, teaches good character and is composed of six ethical values or characters: caring, citizenship, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and fairness.

For information about the program, visit or call (985) 748-9381.