St. Mary AARP holds annual Christmas Fruit Basket Project
St. Mary Parish AARP Chapter 4435 conducted its annual Christmas Fruit Basket Project, assembling and distributing baskets to its members aged 80 and older. With the assistance of project sponsors, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith and St. Mary Parish Assessor Jarrod Longman, many St. Mary AARP volunteers made and delivered nearly 300 fruit baskets. This year, they expanded delivery routes to include members in Houma, Thibodaux and Labadieville. AARP noted that it was thanks to the work of the volunteers and sponsors that made the project a great success. Seated center stage are, from left, St. Mary AARP President Faye Smith, Longman, Santa (aka Blaise Smith), and AARP Fruit Basket Project Coordinator Alicia Robicheaux. Surrounding them are the many volunteers who helped to assemble and deliver baskets.