St. John seniors treated to meals

Published 12:04 am Saturday, December 10, 2016

RESERVE — Organizers said a great time was had by all who attended the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon for senior citizens.

Sheriff Mike Tregre hosted Nov. 22 at Regala Park gym in Reserve. Seniors enjoyed bingo, and many won great prizes. A delicious lunch of baked chicken, rice dressing, green beans and bread pudding was served.

More than 100 door prizes donated by local businesses were presented. Yvonne Alexander won the grand prize, a 48-inch TV donated by Walmart.

Winners of breakfast with the sheriff were Loraine Williams and Elizabeth Davis. Santa, McGruff the Crime Dog and Darren the DARE Lion enjoyed visiting with the seniors.

Thanks went out to the rock artists, as each senior left the luncheon with a beautifully-painted rock.

File of Life cards also were presented to seniors.

The SJSO is grateful to the sponsors who helped finance the event. Sponsors were Pin Oak Terminals, Ingram Barge, LaPlace Lions Club, Marathon Petroleum, Rotary Club of LaPlace, Tatje Insurance and Financial Products, Bayou Steel, Smoothie King, Walmart, Brock’s Automotive, Clement’s Wrecker Service, Cypress Gold, Home Depot, Supreme Ford of LaPlace, Pete’s Wrecker Service, Poker Palace, Rainbow Chevrolet, Riverlands Surveying Co. and Tyrone’s Wrecker Service.