Editor, The Eunice News:
The City of Eunice wishes to take this opportunity to thank Ken Peart for what is undoubtedly one of the best (if not the best) Fourth of July Fireworks Shows the City of Eunice has ever produced.
We are all very pleased to be able to give our community this exciting display, which is considered one of the highlights of the summer season.
It was amazing to see the number of people who were at the Eunice Recreational Complex enjoying the sight.
Whether from Eunice or visiting for this special occasion, the attendance was truly remarkable and the fact that our city was able to have such a spectacular closing for July 4, 2011 Independence Day celebration speaks well for us here in Eunice.
In addition, special thanks go to Ken’s special teams, which include:
Transportation: Sammy McManus;
Igniting & Firing Line: Bubba Bourque, Pat Fontenot, Wayne Richard and Donnie Richard, under the direction of Ken Peart;
Equipment: Harry Smith;
Fireworks facilitators: Lenny Frey, Roland Miller, Paul Macri and Roy Olivier;
Eunice City workers;
Fire Marshal: Greg Fruge.
It should be noted that everyone mentioned above is a non-paid volunteer who gives their time to successfully perform the dangerous tasks in this fireworks display.
Again, thanks to all who participated in this community effort. The City of Eunice salutes you!
Claud “Rusty” Moody, Mayor
Jack Burson, Alderman at Large
Roland Miller, Ward 1
Germaine Simpson, Ward 2
James “Jr.” Bergeron, Ward 3
Scott Fontenot, Ward 4
No rights violations
Editor, The Eunice News:
If the activist at the root of this bogus abuse allegation had been paying attention and wanted to truly organize an event, he would of done a better job of organizing that out-of-control melee that took place at Club Escalade recently.
The street was totally blocked, cars parked on the railroad tracks and there were several other city ordinances violated as well. It was closed, as it should of been.
Allegations of abuse to blacks and poor whites by the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief are baseless and typical, considering the accusers and their motivation. This organized march had absolutely nothing to do with civil rights violations and was conducted under false accusations.
The accuser made a poor decision, got his club shut down and decided to call in outside interests that have nothing to do with Eunice or our community. To call in NAN, The NAACP, The New Black Panthers and civil rights leaders from other states to intervene in a problem that is simply a self-inflicted injury due to poor judgement is truly amazing.
I find it even more amazing that any of the organizations mentioned would even participate in such a bogus organized march with abuse allegations without adequate and thorough investigation. Their judgment is definitely suspect.
It is quite evident what is taking place and the motivation concerning this unfortunate debacle.
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