Thanks to the generous donation of of a lifetime member of Post 3750 and generosity of local businesses, West St Charles Post 3750 has a new roof.
It replaces the building’s original roof from 1974.
B & H Metal Buildings owner Ben Head and Frickey Brothers Construction owner Dana Frickey, and Jack Keen with JDog Salvage agreed to assist the post members with manpower to replace the aging and rusted roof after the new metal was purchased with the donation received that covered the cost of the metal.
This is the first phase of the exterior upgrade to the building as Phase 2 will be a complete repaint and new signage.
Post 3750’s main source of revenue to support its many community service programs and awards given each year is the rental of the hall.
Making these much needed improvements, hopefully, will attract more parish residents to use the post for its many family events in the future.
Post Commander Bobby Lovergne, on behalf of the VFW, thanked the employees of B & H Metal Buildings and Frickey Brothers Construction for their time and effort given up to assist the veterans with this project.
Without them it would have taken a lot longer to complete this project, Lovergne said.
Post members assisted with many aspects of the project but having the professionals there made the job go a lot smoother and less time involved.
First- and second-grade students, along with their parents and caregivers, were invited to meet their new teachers, bring school supplies, return summer reading logs and enjoy complimentary jambalaya. This year, about 400 families attended the event.
Above: Second grader Lane Fontenot, with the help of his mom and brother, organizes his school supplies in his new classroom.