Robin Richard, collections center coordinator for First Baptist Church of Morgan City, stands Tuesday in the church’s fellowship hall where hundreds of items have been collected for this year’s Operation Christmas Child project. Churches and ministries partner with Samaritan’s Purse International Relief to bring shoe boxes full of gifts to children around the world during the holiday season. Richard said First Baptist Church of Morgan City will have a packing party at 6 p.m. Nov 14. Anyone who would like to donate supplies can do so between Nov. 18 to 25. Those wanting to participate can pack a regular shoe box and include $7 for postage then drop off to the church. Types of items accepted include personal hygiene items, toys and school supplies. For more information, call 985-384-5920. (Photo by Courtney Darce)
The community is invited to join the efforts of First Baptist Church members here who have been collecting gift items to stuff into shoeboxes and send to disadvantaged children in over 100 countrie
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
Singer-songwriter Rick Lorenzo and Chase Landry will perform a benefit show Nov. 16 at the Teche Theatre.
Allie Stevens pulled his rickshaw to Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle’s home where he parked it for five days. He now is parked and camped out at the Cherry Street Park until Monday when he looks to resume his trek to Miami with his dog, Roxie. The 60-year-old Vietnam Marine left Oceanside, Calif., on Sept. 13, 2009, and said he had pulled his rickshaw 3,600 miles by the time he arrived in Patterson Thursday. (Photo by Preston Gill)
If you see a 6-foot-2-inch, 235-pound man pulling a 400-pound rickshaw plastered with decals, license plates, flags and banners this week, you have likely stumbled upon Allie Stevens, who will giv