Family of late Councilman Emile Spano presented with gift


The Mayor and Council pose for a photo with the family of late Councilman Emile Spano during Tuesday's regular meeting. Photo by Michael Tortorich.

The Donaldsonville City Council recognized the family of late Councilman Emile Spano Tuesday night.

Mayor Leroy Sullivan presented the family a framed photo of Spano in his Council seat at City Hall.

A native and resident of Donaldsonville, Spano passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 68.

He was serving as the the District 5 Councilman for the City of Donaldsonville.

Brent Landry was sworn-in recently to serve as interim District 5 Councilman.

In another matter during Tuesday's regular meeting, the Council heard an update from Murray Walker, who recently organized a special camp event for individuals with disabilities.

Walker said the three-day event was a success, as the number of participants from last year more than doubled from 20 to 45.

"I would like to see it grow even bigger in years to come," Walker added.

At the end of the camp, participants were awarded medals.

Walker said Community Outreach Riders, the city, and parish government helped put on the event.

Councilman Charles Brown donated fans since the old gym had no air conditioning.

Both Brown and Walker said they would like to see more individuals participate when events are organized.

"You can put it in their lap and they still don't do it," Brown said.

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