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The family of the late Jean McManus were special guest at a milestone books given for Dolly Parton Imagination Library ceremony at the Acadian Medical Center. From left are Jimmie Francois, Brittany Aguillard, Brenda Francois, Dana Duvall, Tracy Duvall, Mary Johnson, Keith Johnson, Donna Baltakis, Ginger LeCompte and CEO of Acadian Medical Kevin Frank.

Acadian Medical, United Way mark milestone for Imagination Library

Ten years ago, Acadian Medical Center, partnered with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to distribute Dolly Parton Imagination Library enrollment forms in the hospital’s maternity ward and waiting areas.
The effort helped establish the state’s first Dolly Parton Imagination Library provide books and information to parents of newborns.
After a decade, St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, as the Imagination Library affiliate for St. Landry and Evangeline parishes, has provided over 100,000 free and age-appropriate books to about 3,000 local children.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, in 2009 presented $20,000 and their Angel Award to the late Jean McManus,left, of Eunice, whose dedication and efforts to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to the children of Eunice inspired many others to support the program. At right is former first lady Supriya Jindal.

Hospital, United Way to celebrate library

Ten years ago, Acadian Medical Center, partnered with St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to distribute Dolly Parton Imagination Library enrollment forms in the hospital’s maternity ward and waiting areas.
The effort helped establish the state’s first Dolly Parton Imagination Library provide books and information to parents of newborns.
After a decade, St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, as the Imagination Library affiliate for St. Landry and Evangeline parishes, has provided over 100,000 free and age-appropriate books to about 3,000 local children.

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A ceremonial check for $1,161 was presented to Ginger LeCompte, center, executive director of the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, by Patrick Jenkins, left, school superintendent, and Tricia Fontenot, school system webmaster and social media manager. The presentation was made at Thursday meeting of the St. Landry Parish School Board. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Donation to St. Landry-Evangeline United Way

A ceremonial check for $1,161 was presented to Ginger LeCompte, center, executive director of the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, by Patrick Jenkins, left, school superintendent, and Tricia Fontenot, school system webmaster and social media manager. The presentation was made at Thursday meeting of the St. Landry Parish School Board. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Yard Bird Cook-off headed to 2nd year

St. Landry-Evangeline United Way invites the public to experience Cajun Cooking at its finest with the second annual Comme Ci, Comme Ca Yard Bird Cook-off in downtown Opelousas from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 13.
Admission is free. There will be fun jumps, face painting and more for children in the “Chicken Coop.”
Music will be provided by the local band “Southwinz.”
Should one want to taste the dishes, “Cluck Cards” are available for $5, which allows up to five dishes.

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Eunice Elementary tapped for Leader in Me, Myers Family Foundation

Eunice Elementary and three other schools in St. Landry Parish have been added to those to particpate in The Leader in Me program. according to an announcement by the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way.
The Leader in Me, a whole school transformation model that empowers students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Based on the Stephen Covey book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” leadership traits are taught directly to students, but more significantly, integrated seamlessly with everyday lessons across all curricular areas.

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