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It’suseless to ponder what you might have done, but what you could do is stillspread before you like a flood of color.

                                                                   - Adapted from “The Daffodil Principle”

Jardoldeen Asplund Edwards


Community Clean up Day/ Cleanest City Contest

     This Saturday, April 13th the City of Thibodaux is searching for volunteers!  In preparation for the Cleanest City Contest, to be held on April 17th, the City will be signing up individuals and volunteer groups, handing out trash bags and giving specific areas to clean up.  All this effort is directly geared toward one last community effort to get the city prepared for the annual Cleanest City Contest, sponsored by the Thibodaux Garden Club.

     The City has been working very hard in trying to get those necessary details completed prior to Wednesday, April 17th.  Painting curbs, cutting grass, weeding, picking up litter and gravel and cleaning catch basins are just a few of the ways the City participates in this contest.  “We hope that all citizens show their support of the City by doing their part, by volunteering on Saturday or by getting your home ready.  The City of Thibodaux has a lot of pride and this is one way to show it”, stated Mayor Charles Caillouet.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer please contact Cindy Griffin @ 493-8757.


Ø    TheThibodaux Area Habitat for Humanity will hold its 5K Fun Walk/Run on Sunday,April 14, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.  Raceday registration will begin at 7:00 a.m.  Entryfee prior to race day is $15 per adult, $10 per child under 10 years of age and$10 for students.  (On race day theentry will increase $3 for each.)  Entryfee includes a special race t-shirt, food and drinks, along with music andentertainment.  The race will beginand end in Downtown Thibodaux with a block party following. All proceeds will benefit our Thibodaux Area Habitat for Humanity,providing decent housing for people in need. Thanks to the following sponsors:  TheLorio Foundation, Crescent Crown Distributing, Coca-Cola, The Bike Shop,Pepper’s Pizzeria and Run for Cover.


Ø    As ofApril 3rd Chief Craig Melancon and the Thibodaux Police Departmentwelcome three seasoned veteran officers as full time commissioned officers totheir force; Willie Radau, Arlene Rodriguez and Jimmy Wilson. Betweenthese three officers, they bring over 55 years of law enforcement experience! “The level of combined knowledge and diversified experience that thesethree officers hold will certainly be an asset to the department and thecommunity,” stated Chief Melancon.


Ø    Also,Officer Scott Walters and Officer Steve Frechou completed, and graduated fromthe POST Academy.  Officer ScottWalters received the Academy’s Highest Recognition for Outstanding OverallAchievements.  Congratulations P.D.!!!


Ø    Reminder:  Parks & Recreation has announced that the Game Time playgroundequipment at Peltier Park is finally finished.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2002 at11:00 a.m. 


Ø    Reminder:  Nicholls StateUniversity will be hosting the Jubilee – A festival of the Arts and Humanities– from April 10th to April 21st.  For more information and time schedule call985-493-ARTS.

   Source:  www.nichols.edu/jubilee 

 Police Department Stats:

Complaints   266

Arrests                        53

Citations          60

Accidents         18


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