Terrytown GoldenAgers Senior Center Grand Opening
Community members and elected officials recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the Terrytown Golden Age Center. The 3,900-square-foot facility, which cost just over $1 million, was funded by the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department and gaming revenue received from Boomtown Casino. The center includes several improvements and upgrades, including Americans with Disabilities Act compliancy, a 12-foot ceiling in the main area, an upgraded kitchen, new bingo boards, additional storage, a covered drop off, automatic doors on the front entrance and six handicapped parking spots.
Headstart Graduation 2013
Jefferson Community Action Programs (JeffCAP) held its 14th annual Head Start Graduation on Friday, May 10, 2013. Since 1999, the Head Start program has held this special event to celebrate the achievement of its 5-year-old students. JeffCAP is proud to announce that 355 children graduated from its Head Start Program this year.
Memorial Day Event
Memorial Day Ceremony 2013
Friday, May 24, Jefferson Parish and members of American Legion Post 397, Harahan – River Ridge held a Memorial Day Event honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The event was held in the neutral ground at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Causeway Boulevard and the public was invited to attend.
Jean Lafitte BioBlitz 2013
BioBlitz is a partnership between the National Park Service and National Geographic where scientists, naturalists, and anyone with an interest in science and nature team up to see, count, identify, and map every plant and animal possible. It's a Biodiversity festival sharing the nature and cultures of Louisiana and featuring music, food, and exhibitors with hands-on activities.
Submerged Roads Groundbreaking
Jefferson Parish Officials broke ground on the Submerged Roads Program in Council District 1 on the West Bank Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Woodland West Walking Trail in Harvey.
The ceremony marked the continuation of a $100 million Hurricane Katrina Submerged Roads Program for the parish-wide repair of local residential streets, encompassing resurfacing of asphaltic concrete pavement and intermittent concrete panel replacement.
Rabies Vaccination Day 2013
Rabies Vaccination Day is a joint effort of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, the Jefferson SPCA, and the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association, offering low cost Rabies vaccinations to residents of Jefferson Parish.
JP Senior Citizen’s Beanbag Baseball Tournament 2013 PSA
The annual Jefferson Parish Senior Citizen’s Beanbag Baseball Tournament is one of the parish’s most popular events and open to all seniors.
This year’s tournament will be held from 9am-3pm at Pontiff Playground in Metairie.
JPRD West Bank 2013 Disabled Population Spring Prom
It’s THE formal event of the year! The Jefferson Parish Disabled Population put on their finest and danced the night away with friends and family.
At the Prom, the Prom Court was announced and Ryan Lecron and Michelle Adams were crowned the 2013 prom king and queen.
Lafreniere Live 2013
Lafreniere Live is a free 6-part concert series rocking in the heart of Lafreniere Park in Metairie. Come out to experience the fun on Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm!