Looking back at last week’s bright spots

Published 12:05 am Monday, February 2, 2015

A number of community residents were honored last week topping off a great week filled with plenty of good news in our community.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week:

4 Several Concordia Parish residents were honored during the Concordia Parish Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner. Guy Murray, Judith Bingham and Lynette Tanner all received Concordian of the Year awards, while Susan Mingee was named educator of the year and Jennifer Freeman was named volunteer of the year. We salute all those who received honors and applaud the business community for coming together to honor them.

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4 Makenna Patt was named Vidalia Junior High School’s Student of the Year after going through an interview process and writing an essay on things she wished she could change in the world. Patt said she leans on her faith to maintain the qualities needed to be named student of the year. We congratulate Patt and wish her the best moving forward.

4 Miss-Lou residents feasted on soup prepared from a variety of teams all agreeing to cook their finest meals to honor U.S. soldiers who fight for their country. The first Soup-er Bowl Cook-Off hosted by Operation GRITS for Soldiers and Home With Heroes Foundation Inc. brought a variety of teams together to compete against each other in a cooking contest with all proceeds going to benefit veterans. We thank the teams and hungry residents who participated and helped our military personnel.

We can’t wait to see the great things members of our community will do this week.