The 13th Annual Senior Citizens’ Day hosted by District Attorney Charles Ballay was held on April 19th at the Port Sulphur Community Center. Each year Mr. Ballay and his staff work to make this day special for the senior citizens of Plaquemines Parish.
The morning started with coffee and pastries provided by Kim Turlich-Vaughan, Clerk of Court, and Sara Taylor, Plaquemines Parish Assessor. This year the seniors were informed about medical insurance issues by Lisa Laird of Domingo & Associates, necessary hurricane & disaster preparations to do by Rubby Douglas of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, legal services provided by the Southeast Louisiana Legal Services representative – attorney Steven Reed, Parish President Keith Hinkley spoke about what the Plaquemines Parish Government was doing for its citizens, Clerk of Court Kim Turlich-Vaughan spoke about services her offices provides, and Assessor Sara Taylor spoke about what services her office provides for senior citizens. Between speakers, the District Attorney’s staff held a raffle for some great prizes provided by the businesses in the community. There were several vendors also present providing useful information and goodies. Lunch was catered by Ann’s Restaurant and served by volunteers from PPSO, Council on Aging, and staff of the District Attorney’s office. Music was played throughout the day by the one-man band Johnny Justus. After lunch, the seniors enjoyed several games of Bingo with some prizes including riverboat cruises, gift cards for dinner, and cute gift baskets provided by the Clerk of Court. The program finished with a raffle for a Drago’s gift set, dinner and bowling for two from Ye Olde College Inn & Rock’n Bowl, and a 2-hour bowling party at Westside Lanes.
District Attorney Charles Ballay and his office would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s event successful – including the attendees, volunteers, speakers, vendors, and contributors.