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Nutritional Food program set at Grand Ave. Center

The Grand Avenue Substance Abuse Center will host a Nutritional Food Event for DeQuincy community girls and boys ages 8-18 on Wednesday, July 26, from 12 noon-3 p.m. A lunch will be provided for those attending.

The program will be presented by 4-H Agent Chelli Pierfax, from Prairie View A & M Cooperative Extension Program.Pierfax is a graduate of DeQuincy High School and is the daughter of Sidney and Gail Pierfax and granddaughter of Mildred and the late Richard "Dick" Brown.

This event is under the leadership of the Summer Youth Program Director Tamia Grant who is a graduate of DeQuincy High School, attends University of Louisiana, Lafayette and classified as a Sophomore this Fall semester. She is the daughter of Dematrius Davis and Tammie Grant.

Grant states that about 30 youth per day participate in the Summer Youth Program, which runs Monday through Friday from 12 noon-4 p.m. In the neighborhood, the facility is referred to as the "Sweatbox" because there is no air conditioner.

For more information call Grant at 337-287-3556 or email at grant.tamia17@yahoo.com.

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