Ward 6 Reps special guests at Rotary meeting

By Jeffra DeViney

The Rotary Club of DeQuincy met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 21, at DeQuincy United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tom Threet, representing Calcasieu Parish Ward 6 Recreation District, gave an update on planned projects and community events.

Threet explained that there has been a reorganization of the Board and the focus has shifted to planning summer events for area youth and senior citizens.

The swimming pool has been opened with free admission. Water aerobics is offered Monday through Friday from 9-10 a.m. under the direction of Coach Hillary Franklin.

The pool is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 12 noon until 5 p.m. The Rec. Center is open to the senior citizens for activities from 9 a.m. to noon., and from noon to 5 p.m. to children. There are board and card games, as well as ping pong. Refreshments are available at the concession stand.
Summer events for youth that have been instituted are: basketball camp, youth workouts, and basketball workouts.

DeQuincy Library, Rotary Club of DeQuincy and DeQuincy Memorial Hospital have joined in programs at the Recreation Center.

Next up is a Back-to School Bash, to be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a swimming party, refreshments and giveaways for school age children.

The following projects are being planned: replace playground equipment at parks on Oak St. and Douglas Rd.; upgrading lighting at all parks; install security cameras, and major upgrades to Union Pacific Ball Park.

For more information of Rec. Board events, call 337-842-2063.

Guests in attendance were Chief Casey Whitehead, Major Jerry Bell, Vance Perkins, Jeanette Teeter and Suzann Threet.