Get ready, Louisiana. Time to vote again.

Your election season is not over yet.

Coming up Dec. 10 is the runoff election for U. S. Senate seat between John Kennedy and Foster Campbell.

And in addition to that in St. Charles will be a renewal election of the parish parks and recreation millage.Though election day is several days away, voters can go to the polls for early voting Nov. 26 and Nov. 28 through Dec. 3.

The millage provides a much needed recreational program for citizens of our parish.

The parish Department of Parks and Recreation currently provides the following adult activities: basketball, softball leagues, women’s softball, radio control racetrack, fitness stations, multi-use track, east and west bank levees, walking paths, boat launches and fishing.

Special athletics includes softball, T-ball, volleyball, track and field, basketball, bowing, ORCA swimming picnics, challenger program and shooting stars.

In senior activities, the department provides bowling, softball, senior Olympics, arts and crafts, game sporting activities, Mardi Gras dance, fishing rodeo, horseshoes, field trips, sketching, oil painting, casino trips and field trips. Youth activities are plentiful, including summer camp, swamp school, football, basketball, baseball, softball, all stars, Easter egg hunt, fall baseball, soccer, cheerleading, T-ball (boys and girls), tennis, volleyball and healthy kids running.

The Parks and Recreation Department would cease to exist by 2018 if the millage were defeated in the election, along with all of the activities provided.

The St. Charles Parish Council on Aging also will have a millage renewal on the ballot, which it also relies on substantially to continue operating.

Without it, the two could not continue to provide these important services to the parish.

We certainly hope that our voters would not let that happen.So prepare to go and vote again this election season.

Choose the candidate of your choice and be sure you vote to continue the program that makes St. Charles such a wonderful parish to live in.

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