Tim and Laura Lindsey are well known for their generous nature, and on Oct. 30, they were honored along with three other couples by Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge.
The Lindseys, John and Marty Engquist, Charles and Kary Landreneau and Donald and Sylvia Weatherspoon were honored at the 22nd annual Celebrate the Family gala, “An All-Red Affair,” at the Capitol Park Welcome Center.
The event recognizes the importance of family, and proceeds from the gala help to support Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge, which serves about 14,000 children, individuals and families each year by helping to improve their quality of life.
According to a news release, “these families demonstrate exceptional family values while contributing their time and resources to volunteer efforts that strengthen the community.”
Dr. Tim Lindsey has been a family practice physician at the Daniel Clinic for 10 years. He serves as team doctor for the West Feliciana Saints and is on the board of directors of the Heritage Ranch Children’s home and the West Feliciana Education Foundation. He is a church elder at Plains Presbyterian Church and a member of the Lighthouse Ministry Special Needs Committee. He is also a Wyldlife leader for middle schoolers and is a recreational league coach for multiple sports.
Laura Lindsey is a kindergarten and first-grade art teacher at Bains Lower Elementary School two days a week and is a children’s storyteller for at the parish library one day a week. She has served as president for the Parent Teacher Connection at Bains Lower for the past seven years and is a Wyldlife leader for WFMS. She is a rec league assistant coach, leads a small group Bible study and is a Lighthouse Ministry volunteer.
The Linseys are the parents of six children.
Superintendent Hollis Milton, who attended the gala, said of the Lindseys, “Tim and Laura Lindsey are continuing the legacy of Mr. Lloyd and Ms. Marcia Lindsey. They give so much to help our children and families, and we are thankful for their service.”
Asked how their families shaped their lives, Laura said, “We would not be here today if it were not for the hard work, love and dedication of our families. Both our parents worked very hard to give us the best education and family life. They put us through school all the way through college, and besides love for our family and God, education is one of the highest values our parents instilled in us. We both come from a family of educators.”