Greenfield “Back to School Festival” Excites Community

500 Local Residents Turn Up for Full Afternoon of Fun Including School Giveaway, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Voter Registration, Resources for Hurricane IDA Survivors, Music, Line Dancing, Food from Local Vendors, and more.

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St. John the Baptist Parish, LA – This past weekend five hundred area residents enjoyed a “Back to School Festival” at Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park featuring an afternoon of fun and resources for the entire community organized by Greenfield Louisiana, River Region Chamber of Commerce, Elevated Gents, and partners.

The event featured:
Five hundred school supply packages given out for West St. John students
Five hundred meals served from local vendors
Ten COVID-19 vaccinations provided by Ochsner
Resources for Survivors of Hurricane IDA provided by Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program
Line dancing with Susan Bailey
Music by DJ Child Support

The “Back to School Festival” represents Greenfield’s continued commitment to supporting local schools and students as part of their plan to revitalize the community and regional economy, and the facility will provide safe, green, and good-paying jobs for the local community.

Greenfield Louisiana recently awarded a scholarship to West St. John High School graduate Ja’Ron Minor for two years tuition to River Parishes Community College, a $250 monthly stipend, and an opportunity for employment at the grain elevator once he completes schooling.

About Greenfield
Greenfield Louisiana is constructing a new state-of-the-art Export Grain Terminal located in Wallace, LA. The facility will help the West Bank transition to a cleaner, more sustainable local economy that builds prosperity while also honoring and protecting the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the region.

Central to this transition is its commitment to combatting the legacy of environmental injustice that has historically damaged the health and well-being of Black communities along the Mississippi. Greenfield will be the most technologically advanced and environmentally-sound facility of its kind in North America, creating good-paying, safe green-jobs in a growing industry.
Its economic benefits will include investments in training and workforce development support for pillars of the community like West St. John High School, hundreds of additional jobs and activity at local small businesses, and millions of dollars in new tax revenue.

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