St Bernard Post

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 Issue 3 - 2020 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office at 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at www.thestbparishpost.com 504-278-7910 ® Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a Blood Cancer? CALL 504-279-5177 OR 504-832-9898 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) • Aplastic Anemia (AA) • Multiple Myeloma (MM) • Leukemia • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) • Childhood Leukemia Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner, Jr 504-279-5177 • 2203 Pakenham Drive, Chalmette www.mylawyerjohn.com You may have been exposed to BENZENE by products as GASOLINE Mechanic • Plumber • Refinery Worker • Chemical Plant • Other Occupations Williams Law Office, LLC 504-832-9898 3343 Metairie Road, Suite 6, Metairie, LA Meraux Foundation Recognized with 2020 Friend of Tourism Award Contributed by The St. Bernard Parish Tourism Commission The St. Bernard Parish Tourism Commission recog- nized the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Founda- tion with the 2020 Friend of Tourism Award last week for the outstanding contri- butions the Meraux Founda- tion has made in support of tourism over many years. The Friend of Tourism Award recognizes a business, person, or group of people who have contributed to ef- forts to promote tourism in St. Bernard Parish. The work and presence of theMeraux Foundation in St. Bernard Parish can only be described as a great good for our community. RitaGue and the Meraux Foundation have received national and inter- national recognition for their work to improve St. Bernard Parish. The Foundation has generously supported tour- ism by sponsoring and host- ing numerous festivals, fish- ing tournaments, and land donations. The Bayou Road Balloon Festival, Red Fish Festival, Blues Brews & BBQ Festival, and most recently, the 205th Battle of New Or- leans commemoration could not happen without the Me- raux Foundation — among many other tourism events. “We are honored to re- ceive this recognition,” said Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation. “Our culture is one of the parish’s greatest assets, and the Me- raux Foundation works to help share it with the world through our support of the local tourism industry.” The Meraux Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) non- profit organization that was established by Arlene Me- raux to benefit the commu- nity of St. Bernard Parish by leveraging its landholdings. Today, the Foundation’s board of directors is presided over by Arlene’s niece, Rita Gue, and consists of mem- bers Floyd Gue, Bill Haines, Chris Haines, and Sidney Torres, III. Guided by Ar- lene’s vision, the Board is implementing an innova- tive strategy to create lasting change and build a better St. Bernard. The St. Bernard Parish Tourism Commission recognized the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation with the 2020 Friend of Tourism Award last week. Contributed by The St. Bernard Parish Tourism Commission Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard Announces Scholarship Awards Contributed by The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard The Kiwanis Club of St. Bernard held it’s scholar- ship meeting on Jan. 7, 2020, at Rocky & Carlos Sicilian Room. The St. Bernard Ki- wanis Foundation awarded checks totaling $12,900, bringing the total scholar- ship award for the 2019-2020 school year to $25,800. The Gulf Coast Scholar- ship is a one-year scholar- ship and was awarded by Gus Riess, Gulf Coast Bank, to Emily Vu. The Bienvenu Kiwanis Scholarships are four-year scholarships awarded to Key Club Members and the Recip- ients for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 were Sarah Russell, Savannah Montoya, My Ling Hoang and Scotty Thornton. The Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship are four-year scholarships awarded to a graduating resident of St. Bernard Parish and the re- cipients for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 were Ja- son Tucker, Dillon Melerine, Mattie Zimmer and Diamond Tate. The Lynn and Jackie Dean Scholarship are five, four- year scholarships awarded to a graduating resident of St. Bernard Parish and the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish. The recipients for 2019/2020 year are Abigale Licciardi, Matthew Nata, Courtney Prattini, Alyssa Schell and Emily Vu. This is the first of the Dean Scholarships. Each year five new students will be awarded a four-year scholarship. The St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation would like to thank the Dean Family for Gus Riess of Gulf Coast Bank giving Emily Vu her second $600 check for the 2019-20 school year. Photo Courtesy of Michael Chutz See KIWANIS , page 6

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