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Festivities at the park

After the Greensburg Christmas Parade, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, there will be a variety of festivities in Forest Festival Park. The children will get to visit with Santa and there will be caroling throughout the evening.

The St. Helena Tourist Commission will be serving jambalaya. Rocky Hill Church Choir and the St. Helena College and Career Academy band will perform. SHAPE will collect canned foods and nonperishable items for the Quad Area Community Action Agency food bank. There will drop-boxes on the grounds to collect donations. While you are out getting food items for your Christmas meal, pick up a canned good or two and help support those less fortunate this holiday season.

Healthy Living Workshop

The Southern University Agriculture Research and Extension Center will host Santa’s Healthy Living Workshop, also at the Forest Festival Park after the parade. Each child who wants to participate will create healthy and edible arts and crafts in an effort to promote healthy snacking habits. Teens 13 to 18 will have an opportunity to learn about the benefits of becoming an ambassador for SUAREC’s Healthy Living Initiative for Youth.

Youth and community party

The public is invited to a youth and community holiday party at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at Sheridan Chapel A.M.E. Church, 55 Sheridan Church Road, Kentwood. For further information call (225) 222-6501.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email swarren@theadvocate.com.