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Community Day, Open House To Be Held Saturday For Wallace Center

Community Day, Open House To Be Held Saturday For Wallace Center

High school seniors and seniors in life are invited to volunteer in assisting Raceland youth with tutoring, life skills training and fun activities weekly at the Lloyd H. Wallace Community Center, 3603 Highway 308.

The Community Day and Open House, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, is a way for Lafourche Parish Government Special Projects Coordinator Heather Benoit to spread the word about the programs and upcoming events being planned at the center. Benoit said pizza and refreshments will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Benoit is working on several initiatives, including a program called Beyond the Bell, which met for the first time on Monday, February 9.

The program, which is designed to help children with their homework along with providing enrichment activities after school, is currently being held Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Benoit said she will talk about this program and her need for additional volunteers at the Community Day and Open House event, among other things.

“During our first week of Beyond the Bell, we actually had an average of 18 children in attendance each day,” Benoit said. “The ages ranged from 4 to 15 years old. The youth really seem to be enjoying themselves so far.”

Moving forward, Benoit hopes to continue holding community-type events each Saturday for local residents and their families.

“When the students are out of school for Spring Break in late March and early April, we will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be served each day. We will also have spring activities that week for the youth and their families to attend,” Benoit said.

Anyone interested in getting involved in this or any other program being housed at the center is asked to email Benoit at benoithe@lafourchegov.org or visit Facebook at facebook.com/beyondthebellraceland for more information.