Donaldsonville youth baseball team honored for state championship


The state champion Donaldsonville 9U Cal Ripkin All-Stars receive a proclamation from Mayor Leroy Sullivan and the City Council Tuesday night. Photo by Michael Tortorich.

The Donaldsonville City Council and Mayor recognized the state champion Donaldsonville 9U Cal Ripkin All-Stars baseball team during the Tuesday, August 8, 2017 meeting.

The team defeated East Feliciana 4-0 for the title following tournament play June 29 through July 2.

Camille LeBoeuf was named the state championship's most valuable player.

The Mayor and Council recognize Ascension Small Business Power Week and Small Business Power Day. Shown with the Mayor and Council, from left, are Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce's Juanita Pearley, Ascension Economice Development Corporation President Kate MacArthur, and Microbusiness Enterprice Corporation of Ascension's Lee Melancon. Photo by Michael Tortorich.

In another matter, the Mayor proclaimmed August 12 through August 19 as Ascension Small Business Power Week. It will feature free workshops for entrepreneurs.

For more information, call (225) 752-1455 or email Register on Facebook at "smallbizpowerweek" or by email.

Also before the Council, Ascension Parish School Board Representative Robyn Penn Delaney gave a positive report on the annual Back-To-School Refresher Program.

The city has hosted the educational event at the Lemann Memorial Center over the past two years.

Delaney, who serves as a volunteer organizer, said more than 45 volunteers worked with children ages 4 through 17 years-old.

"We're not going through the motions," Delaney said. "We want to give the students a jumpstart on the school year."

She added that there were no discipline issues throughout the week.

The Council voted unanimously to approve the program for 2018.

Furthermore, each of the Council members agreed to make donations to shore up the program's budget.

Upon hearing about the successful program, a member of the audience, Glenn Price, was moved to personally donate $100.

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