St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Christmas in Cambridge/Colony

Christmas in Cambridge/Colony

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The Cambridge-Colony Homeowner’s Association, Beacon of Hope Resource Center and the St. John the Baptist Parish Long-Term Recovery Group held a community Christmas event for the Cambridge and Colony subdivisions on Saturday, December 7 at Cambridge Park in LaPlace. Refreshments and door prizes were provided for participants, as well as holiday music by Emery Dents “The Human Jukebox.” Residents and children interacted with special guests Elmo and Hello Kitty, shared Christmas wishes and were treated to photos with Santa by Dwan Haydel.

Parish President Natalie Robottom, Councilman-at-Large Division A Lucien Gauff and Councilman Larry Snyder attended the event to support the community, discuss the neighborhood's progress, and to alert the community to available resources. “Christmas in Cambridge Colony is more than just a Christmas event; it's a form of self healing. The Cambridge Colony Home Owners Association did a tremendous job of getting people out to enjoy a few hours with friends and neighbors. Thanks to this group for a well planned and executed activity,” said Snyder. The next association meeting is January 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. at the Arcuri Center on Cambridge All residents are encouraged to get involved and be heard about the future direction of the  subdivision.  Snyder wished everyone a Merry Christmas and encouraged them to be thankful for their ble 

The Cambridge/Colony Homeowners Association has been working with the Long Term Recovery Group to bring the community together following Hurricane Isaac. In addition to meetings, they have planned informational events for their neighbors to provide enjoyable activities in the neighborhood. “We encourage all Homeowners and Neighborhood Associations to come together as a community and support the long-term recovery of our parish,” said Parish President Robottom.

St. John homeowners in need of assistance are asked to contact the Homeowner Assistance Hotline at 985-359-0254; M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by email at  The multi-agency warehouse, located at 1929 W. Airline Hwy, is accepting donations including construction materials and tools to facilitate long-term recovery efforts.

Anyone interested in donating supplies and/or materials should contact the Volunteer Assistance Hotline at 985-359-1024.  Monetary donations can be made to St. John United Way (designate for SJBP Long Term Recovery Group), P. O. Box 2019, Reserve, LA 70084; or “Hurricane Isaac Recovery Fund”, First National Bank, 377 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace, LA 70068,  Additional Information on St. John’s recovery can be viewed at Anyone interested in becoming involved in the SJBP LTRG can contact