FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2015
Contact: Caitlin Chelette
Public Information Assistant
337.238.2284
caitlin.chelette@leesvillela.gov
Jubilee Park Committee Announces Donation from Suddenlink, Annual Christmas Lighting Event
LEESVILLE, La.--The Jubilee Park Committee has announced that Suddenlink Communications plans to present the group with an in-kind donation at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Jubilee Park, across from Vernon Middle School at 1410 Nona Street in Leesville.

The donation includes multiple inflatable Christmas decorations and is a result of Suddenlink wanting to donate to the community after discussing organizations with Mrs. Willie Kennedy.

"We want to thank Suddenlink wholeheartedly for considering Jubilee Park for this donation and for enhancing our park for Christmas," said Councilwoman Willie Kennedy. "It will add to the beauty of the park during the Christmas season, and is a very appreciated act of kindness."

In addition to the donation, the committee has announced that this year's Christmas Lighting Event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the park.

The organization will be following the City of Leesville's suggestion of having a "Blue Christmas" to honor fallen police officers, and the committee will also pay tribute to city police, the sheriff's department and fire department for their services to maintain public safety in the City of Leesville.

Entertainment will be provided by the Vernon Middle School Choir and dance line. Refreshments will be provided after the lighting ceremony. The public is invited to attend each event.

The Jubilee Park Committee was organized in 2008. The non-profit organization is made up of community volunteers who provide and promote services that can help others. The group also takes an active part in helping with the needs of the community.
Throughout the year the committee sponsors several projects including decoration of Jubilee Park at Christmas; an annual prayer breakfast during the month of February acknowledging Black History Month; and an annual Back to School giveaway, which provides school supplies to approximately 350 local children and is sponsored by area churches, citizens and Walmart of Leesville.

Most recently, the Jubilee Park Committee awarded two academic scholarships to graduating seniors in the amount of $250.

All of the committee's projects are successful because of in-kind donations.

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