NEW ROADS — Mayor Anthony Daisy announced this week recipients of the city's annual Community Impact Awards, which recognizes notable "people of action" in the community. 

Honorees include Pap and Pris Baum's Flower Shop, Leon Dixon, Madeline Franklin, Melissa Hymel and Charlie Harris. They are being recognized for improving the quality of life in New Roads either through volunteerism, contributions, investments and/or leadership. 

"What makes New Roads so special is its people, and especially those who give of themselves to make this city a better place to live, work, play and prosper," Daisy said in a new release. 

The awards will be handed out at a  banquet Jan. 18 at the Scott Civic Center. More information is available by contacting Betty Fontaine or Larenda Broussard at (225) 638-5360. 

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