The Coushatta Red River Chamber of Commerce membership renewal drive is underway. The chamber hosted a luncheon last Thursday at the York Chop for members. Sign-up sheets were passed out and dues for next year was collected.
Chamber President Karen Squired termed it an appreciation luncheon. The buffet included brisket and smoked turkey, green beans, potato salad and the York Chop’s trademark toasted French bread.
Following the meal, Squires gave an update on upgrades to the parish school system. She passed out architectural drawings and blueprints for new classroom and sports facilities. Squires noted the walls are going up on the baseball and softball complex. The football field and track are in the process of having turf installed and a new surface being applied to the track.
She said bids were accepted on May 13thfor new classroom and other educational facilities to be built on the high school campus. Squires said, “Look for the groundbreaking to be held soon. A new wing is being built onto the Junior High building, with a new entrance. It will have 9 classrooms.”
Other construction includes a new Junior High gym. The high school will get a new vocational building and music building. The vocational building will have room for agriculture, welding, CAN, Pro Start, art, woodworking and other specialties. The new music building will have space for the band and choir plus individual rehearsal rooms for voice and individual instruments.
Squires summed it up, “There are good things coming to Coushatta!”