Morgan City and Berwick held its “Rock the 5th” celebration Saturday. Above are some of those who gathered in Lawrence Park to listen to the live music.
Fireworks concluded Saturday’s “Rock the 5th” celebration. Above, spectators watch the fireworks near Lighthouse Park in Berwick.
Visitors in Lawrence Park dance during Saturday’s live music. In the left photo, from left, Mallory Becnel and her sister, Brianna Becnel, both of Raceland, and Mary Grace Ditta of New Orleans participate in a line dance.
Finally, friends Susan Kerry of Centerville and Paul Lay of Bayou Vista dance.
Dylan Robinson was getting his face painted for the Red, White and You celebration on Thursday at Lirette Ford. The celebration included games for all ages, free food, music and a request for participants to donate elementary school supplies.
Brianna King and Ainslie Pearce jump in the bounce Thursday at Lirette Ford.
Emmalyn Stansbury jumped in the bounce.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)
Young Authors Contest, sponsored by the Nicholls Reading Council, winners at Julia B. Maitland School include, from left, Ann-Marie Guagliardo, second-grader, first place nonfiction; Ryly Aucoin, first-grader, first place fiction, and second place Louisiana Reading Association State winner; Nathan Wooters, second-grader, first place fiction, and third place Louisiana Reading Association State winner; Julio Burbante, first-grader, first place nonfiction; and Xadrian Stelly, first-grader, first place poetry. Adults, from left, are Monica Governale, first grade teacher and treasurer of the Nicholls Reading Council; and Frances Dupre, Morgan City Bank representative. Morgan City Bank funds the awards each year.
Nicholls Reading Council sponsors a Young Authors Contest. Winners at Julia B. Maitland School, from left, are Frances Dupre, Morgan City Bank representative; Ja’Laysia Bertrand, fifth-grader, first place poetry; Dalayshia Green, fifth-grader, first place nonfiction; Aja’Laia Hamilton, fourth-grader, second place fiction; Katie Hunter, curriculum facilitator and Nicholls Reading Council vice president; Javia Thomas, fourth-grader, first place nonfiction; and Jarelys Javier, fourth-grader, second place poetry. Morgan City Bank funds the awards each year.
BERWICK — The special needs student-athletes participating in the competition at Geisler Stadium in Berwick Friday were special, not in their needs, but in their determination to excel and give their best no matter the obstacles and difficulties they faced.
The 37th annual Donna Adams Memorial St. Mary Parish Special Olympics gave the students an opportunity to compete as well as develop social and communication skills, have fun and increase their self-esteem, Steve Harris, coordinator of Related Services for the Special Education department of the school board said.
There were about 120 students from ages 4 to 21 participating, Harris said. Whether they were pushed in a wheelchair, walked or ran over the finish line, each was trying to live up to the Special Olympic Oath which Brandon Cortez gave before the games began.
(The Daily Review Photos by Preston Gill)