‘Save Bogalusa’ to cut ribbon Friday

Published 4:13 am Friday, November 11, 2016

On Friday, Project Save Bogalusa, a local nonprofit, will host a ribbon cutting at the new offices in the post office.

Director Wendy Williams said this is something of a milestone for the group because, while they have been active for years, the group never had its own offices.

“I feel like we’ve been in research mode since the beginning trying to research other towns that have suffered from economic downturns,” she said. “But, you know, I think we’re in a position with the new business plan and the new professionals who will be helping us out to move forward.”

The ribbon cutting will include refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and Williams said she is going to use the opportunity to honor a local veteran, Heldria F. Swilley, who served in World War II.

In addition, the program will include notables like Mayor Wendy Perrette and the governor’s chief of staff, Ben Nevers.

Williams said the ceremony would also be a chance for the community to see the space and offer up ideas.

“We’re gong to have the office open, so people can come in and discuss their own ideas about how we can make a change in the community,” she said.

The event will be at 10 am. Friday at the post office at 305 Ave. B, in room 111.