The organizer of the Red River Junior High Boys Read and Feed said the event was definitely a success. Lille McDonald said, “The level of community support was outstanding.”
On Wednesday morning men from the parish came to the Junior High Gym to enjoy breakfast with the middle school boys. And had the boys read to them. Red River Parish fathers, grandfathers, uncles, Red River Parish Sheriff Department, Coushatta Police Department, Louisiana State Trooper Massey were in attendance. Several local business owners took part including Clutch Nutrition, Quality Ford, C&J Construction, The Red River Parish Journal, Logan Stables, Red River Parish School District Staff and so many more male role models and positive community leaders attended.
The Motivational Speaker for the event was Dr. Richard Logan, Sr. He described himself as a local boy who graduated from Coushatta High, served in the military, and came back to preach in the community.
Logan spoke on greatness. He said, “It is hard to believe but every person here has greatness in them. You are great inside. I was on the small side, but big things come in little packages. Don’t look on the outside.” And Logan added, “Everyone has their own unique skill and each of you have the ability to be great.”
“Be careful who you hang with,” Logan advised the young men. He told them, “Get with people that will push you to succeed. And don’t let nobody tell you that you have toleav3e Red River Parish to accomplish what God means for you to do.”
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