Inmates, church build court
Published 12:03 am Wednesday, June 29, 2016
RESERVE — Youth in the East 13th Street neighborhood in Reserve can hoop it up thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rev. Devin Mason of New Rescue Mission Church and St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre.
The Sheriff’s Office and New Rescue Mission worked together to restore a basketball court on East 13th Street.
Led by Captain Lawrence Joseph, Sgt. Craig Edwards and Deputy Huu Nguyen, the inmate work crew power washed and painted the court.
They also painted basketball goals and backboards and replaced deteriorated rims and nets for families in the neighborhood to play basketball and have a place to enjoy outdoor recreation.