On Wednesday, April 27, the Louisiana Recreation and Parks Association (LRPA) honored Lydia Martin, foundation initiatives manager for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, with a citation at its annual conference.
BREC travels the parish this April celebrating new amenities at parks and special facilities, with the first event to be held at BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation located at 2161 Nicholson Drive. The former cotton, indigo and sugarcane plantation is set to unveil the long awaited Turner Family Visitor Center. On Sunday, April 10 a private dedication honoring the Turner family will be held beginning at 2 p.m. More than half of the $2.1 million public-private project was funded by benefactor Sue Turner and her family. Mrs. Turner has been a member of the Friends of Magnolia Mound philanthropic organization since the site was saved from demolition in 1966.