In addition to his impressive award, Hills and several graduate colleagues at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have been busy writing and publishing a book, “Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip-Hop — a Basic Guide to Key Issues” (2014).
In 2013-14, when Parkway placed in the Celebrate My Drive contest, the monetary award was used in a variety of ways to promote safe driving, from parental and student Drivers Education “Point of Impact” meetings to the creation of drivers’ ed vid eos and promotional incentives for the RIDE (Rewarding Informed Drivers Everywhere) program.
But the police officers need the public to help out by donating cash for spending. “We’re trying to get people to give us funds,” he said. “We’re trying to help over 50 kids this year, which is almost double what we’ve done in the past..
parades, festivals, etc. They also support DeSoto Parish athletic programs by providing security at ballgames and escorting ball teams on out of town trips. They provide assistance to the sheriff’s office during serious weather events and other such incidents where additional units are needed.
Applebee’s Restaurant and High Lifter Products are pleased to announce the High Lifter Shriners Toy Ride on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the High Lifter Off- Road Park, 7140 Colquitt Road in Shreveport, benefiting the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport.
“What makes this festival a one-of -a-kind event is that the admission, games and performances are free of charge for all festival attendees to enjoy,” said Mary Dunn, president of Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival. “Locals and out-of-towners alike look forward to this holiday festival – it’s something that the community can be proud of.
The preliminary rounds of the competition will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. All rounds of the competition will be held at the Hurley School of Mu sic at Centenary College. Each contestant will play for 15 minutes.
A crowd of children were on hand to greet the jolly old elf with cheers as he disembarked from the fire truck. They then swarmed around the red-suited Santa, smothering him with hugs, which he accepted with glee, taking time to speak with some of them, asking them what they want for Christmas and if they have been good this year.