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Morgan City District 4 Councilman James Fontenot, right, speaks during Tuesday’s council meeting after announcing that he plans to resign from the council effective Thursday, citing a conflict of interest with a new job he expects to start Friday. At left is District 5 Councilman Louis Tamporello. The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald

Fontenot resigns from city council

Morgan City Councilman James Fontenot announced during Tuesday’s council meeting that he intends to resign from the council effective Thursday, citing a conflict of interest with a job he plans to

The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald
Emma Lillie, 10, of Pierre Part, left, looks at a tree with her sister, Ella, 8, and parents Sherry and Austin Lillie while they shop for a Christmas tree Friday at Bayou Vista
Community Fellowship. The church at 1523 Anthony St. is having its annual Christmas tree sale daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until sold out.

Christmas events plentiful in Tri-City area

Staff Report
’Tis the season for Christmas in the Tri-City area as several holiday events are scheduled throughout the area kicking off this weekend.

Former NAACP Branch 6091 President Reginald Weary and NAACP Committee Chair Ann Poole present Councilman Lester Levine with the Marion Perry Education Award Saturday at Patterson Civic Center during the annual St. Mary Branch NAACP 6091 Freedom Fund Banquet. The banquet was held as a fundraising event aimed at providing scholarships to graduating students of the parish.

Councilman Craig Mathews (above right) receives the William Bradford Sr. Politics and Government award presented by Kimberlin McPherson, committee co-chair. The DeForest Brown Religious Award went to dual recipients: Reverend Deandre Johnson and Reverend Marty Hardy.

Reginald Weary (above right), former branch 6091 president presents Iris Collins Tillman the Herbert Joseph Business Entrepreneur Award. The Roberta Brown Community Service Award went to 100 Black Men of St. Mary Inc. (not pictured).

Kimberlin McPherson (above left), committee co-chair, presents KBZE & KFRA a plaque in recognition of their sponsorship and support of Branch 6091 of the NAACP. The theme for the evening was: Steadfast and Immovable.

Past NAACP Branch 6091 President Reginald Weary (above left), Secretary of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Dr. Shawn Wilson and Branch 6091 President Alfreda Ed-wards pose with the plaque of appreciation presented to Wilson at the St. Mary Branch NAACP 6091 Freedom Fund Banquet in recognition of Wilson’s having been the annual fundraiser’s guest speaker, Saturday evening.

Local NAACP holds annual awards banquet

The annual St. Mary Branch NAACP 6091 Freedom Fund Banquet was held Saturday, Nov. 18 in Patterson.

Gregory Johnson III, 9, is helped by his mom Umeeka Richard and Santa as he turns on Christmas lights during the City of Patterson’s annual Christmas lighting ceremony in Morey Park. Johnson is a Hattie Watts Elementary student. (The Daily Review Photos/Geoff Stoute)

Jose Albarez, 5, receives a bag of goodies from Santa during the event that also featured music by Gina Doran and Fiddling Classics.

Patterson turns on Christmas lights

The city of Patterson held its annual Christmas lighting ceremony Sunday night at Morey Park.

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