Greenfield “Back to School Festival” excites community

Published 12:35 am Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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EDGARD – On Saturday, August 6, 500 area residents enjoyed a “Back to School Festival” at Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park featuring an afternoon of fun and resources for the entire community organized by Greenfield Louisiana, the River Region Chamber of Commerce, Elev8ted Gents and partners.

The event featured:

      • 500 school supply packages given out for West St. John students
      • 500 meals served from local vendors
      • Ten COVID-19 vaccinations provided by Ochsner
      • Resources for Survivors of Hurricane Ida provided by Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program
      • Line dancing with Susan Bailey
      • Music by DJ Child Support


The “Back to School Festival” 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.

Greenfield Louisiana recently awarded a scholarship to West St. John High School graduate Ja’Ron Minor for two years tuition to River Parishes Community College, a $250 monthly stipend, and an opportunity for employment at the grain elevator once he completes schooling.

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.