School supply giveaway for West St. John students

Published 9:41 am Thursday, August 4, 2022

GREENFIELD LOUISIANA HOSTING A “BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL” 

ALONG WITH RIVER REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ELEV8TED GENTS, AND PARTNERS ON SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 2022 

EVENT FEATURES School SUPPLY GIVEAWAY FOR WEST ST. JOHN STUDENTS, COVID-19 Vaccinations, VOTER REGISTRATION, Resources for Hurricane Ida SURVIVORS, Music, Line Dancing, Food FROM LOCAL VENDORS, and More. 

 

WHAT:       On Saturday, August 6, Greenfield Louisiana, River Region Chamber of   

                   Commerce, Elev8ted Gents, and partners invite the West St John 

                   community  to a “Back to School Festival,” featuring an afternoon of fun and 

                   resources for the entire community. 

The event is taking place at Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park and will feature a school supply giveaway for West St. John students, COVID-19 vaccinations from Ochsner, voter registration with St. John And St. Charles NAACP, resources for Hurricane Ida survivors, music, line dancing, food from local vendors, and more.

The event represents Greenfield’s continued commitment to supporting local schools and students as part of their plan to revitalize the community and regional economy, and the facility will provide safe, green and good-paying jobs for the local community. 

WHEN:        Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 1:00-4:00 pm Central 

          *Line Dancing with Susan Bailey from 2:00-3:00 pm Central

           

WHERE:      Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park 

                     (3445 Highway 18, Edgard, LA)

WHO:           Greenfield Louisiana and partners including River Region Chamber of   

                     Commerce, Elev8ted Gents, and others: 

      • COVID-19 vaccinations provided by Ochsner 
      • Voter Registration provided by St. John and St. Charles NAACP
      • Resources for Survivors of Hurricane Ida provided by Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program
      • Music by DJ Child Support 

About Greenfield  

Greenfield Louisiana is constructing a new state-of-the-art export grain terminal located in Wallace, LA. The facility will help the West Bank transition to a cleaner, more sustainable local economy that builds prosperity while also honoring and protecting the natural, cultural and historic resources of the region.

Central to this transition is its commitment to combatting the legacy of environmental injustice that has historically damaged the health and well-being of Black communities along the Mississippi. Greenfield will be the most technologically advanced and environmentally-sound facility of its kind in North America, creating good-paying, safe green-jobs in a growing industry.  

Its economic benefits will include investments in training and workforce development support for pillars of the community like West St. John High School, hundreds of additional jobs and activity at local small businesses, and millions of dollars in new tax revenue.