Feature Story: Way Back Wednesday
Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 7, 2015
- Doris St. Martin submitted this picture of LaPlace team Bum Stein Bummers from 1958 or 1959. The team played ‘Jungle Ball,’ which is when they play baseball with a softball. Pictured are, top row, from left, Steve Cupit, Charles St. Martin, L.J. Pickle Madere, Guy Clement, middle row, Billy Tregre, Warren Donaldson, Roland Clement, Jerry Clement, bottom row, William Clement, Thomas Rome, Donny Boudreaux, Lionel Laurent and Kenny Montz.
Oct. 7 1995: Several LaPlace residents participated in the MS Tour for a Cure, a 150-mile round-trip bicycle ride from Hammond to McMomb, Miss. In its 12th year, the ride was the biggest ever with nearly 1,400 riders raising $370,000 to pay for services for the thousands of people with Multiple Sclerosis in Louisiana. Pictured, from left, are riders Chuck Watkins, Chip Wale, Allen Perilloux (sitting), volunteers Roxanne Guidry, Emily Perilloux and rider Lloyd LaBlanc.