Friday, November 9, 2012
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Halloween for St. John came early this year, as residents were treated to jambalaya, hot dogs, candy and more on Tuesday, October 30, courtesy of Walgreens Pharmacy. The community event was held at Cambridge Park in Cambridge Subdivision; free flu shots were administered and tips provided on staying healthy and living well. St. John Sheriff’s Office distributed Halloween Safety guides and other items such as pencils, stickers and plastic cups. Children entertained themselves on the spacewalk, playground equipment and also received a visit from St. John Firefighters. Youth were able to register for Biddy Basketball through the Parks and Recreation Department.
“It was a unique and refreshing activity for our community. It gave us a time out from the task of rebuilding our lives, which can be very taxing. I would like to extend a sincere thanks to Walgreen for their efforts in helping this community to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation, food and fun with our children. The free flu shots offered to everyone was an additional treat,” said District VI Councilman Larry Snyder.
The LaPlace Walgreens’ Store Manager, Pamela Bates, organized the event. “The event was wonderful. We wanted to encourage residents to live a happy and healthy life but most importantly offer a sense of normalcy to the community. Seeing the joy on the kids’ faces during the event meant a lot to us,” said Bates.