Morgan City High student A’mari Martin answers a question during the teen forum at the St. Mary NAACP annual Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City. Tri-City area students, from left, Kamryn Bradford of Patterson High, Fernando Torres and Tayla Weary, both of Morgan City High, listen as each respond to the moderators’ question. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area residents, young and old, were challenged Monday to have a cause in life that requires them to overcome giant obstacles during the St. Mary NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City.

Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan presents Franklin Councilman Eugene Foulcard with a key to the city of Patterson during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance and March at Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Foulcard was the guest speaker during the service. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The struggle for people to live out Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence is all too real for Franklin City Councilman Eugene Foulcard and his family.
A boil water advisory has been issued for St. Mary Parish Waterworks Dist. 5. The district encompasses the area from Red Cypress Road in Patterson to the east side of Franklin including Calumet, Verdunville, Centerville and Garden City.

Christmas open house

Above, McKynlee Grizzaffi, 1, of Morgan City, walks around from tree to tree touching ornaments in arms reach during the 21st Annual Weddell-Williams & Cypress Sawmill Christmas Tree Festival open house Tuesday night at the Louisiana State Museum near Patterson. Below, J.B. Maitland Elementary Principal’s Place Kids sing Christmas carols at the event. The festival features Christmas trees decorated by local organizations and students from St. Mary Parish Schools. Maitland Principal’s List students won first place, Stephensville Elementary placed second and St. Mary Talented Art Students followed in third place. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Cleco donation

Cabot Corporation recently donated $1,000 to the Toys for Tots program. Throughout the years, current and former Cabot employees have been a major contributor to the Toys for Tots program by donating toys through the company’s annual collection drive. Community outreach has been essential to Cabot throughout its history, ensuring that it makes a positive and lasting difference in its communities while being a responsible corporate citizen and good neighbor. Pictured are Richard LaCoste III, Marine Corps League; Bill Goessl, Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment, Toys for Tots Coordinator; Mark Suellentrop, Facility General Manager, Cabot Corporation; and Horace A. Pete Jr., Marine Corps League.

Baldwin lighting contest

Judges for the Baldwin Christmas Light Judging contest held Dec. 9 were, at left, Della Carson Bellard, Claudette Bourgeois, Alfreida Edwards, Mary Ann Buteaux and Karent Mathews. At right are members of the Baldwin Beautification Committee. The winners were:
Zones 1, 2 and 4
1st Place: Ethel Mae Jones, 313 Rod Lane
2nd Place: Elder Donald and Donna Lanceslin, 903 Martin Luther King St.
3rd Place: LaShonda Robertson, 311 Rod Lane
Zones 3, 5 and 6
1st Place: David and Cindy Mire, 302 Cypress St.
2nd Place: Josh and Vickie Williams, 100 Oakleaf St.
3rd Place: Edward and Sandra Payton, 104 Sansue St.

Christmas Under the Lampposts

Visitors braved a cold night on downtown Main Street last Saturday as guest Murphy Armelin turned on the city's street and bayouside lights. There was also a golf cart parade, a visit from Santa Claus and, of course, the ever-growing seasonal light display. (Photos by Colin Murphey.)

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