In a letter sent to Mayor Charles Caillouet on June 27, 2002, James E. Champagne, Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections has announce that they are conducting a Seat Belt Awareness campaign in our region for the months of June, July, and August.
The campaign will be fair and not segment any part of the population. This campaign is a "zero tolerance" issue. Citations will be issued in residential neighborhoods, in cities and on highways for not wearing a seat belt.
Mayor Caillouet asks that we do our part and cooperate with the law regarding this manner.
The Southeast area of Louisiana is rated at 80% usage of seat belts. The current statewide rate is 68%. Their goal is to increase this number to 73% by the end of August.
For every one percent increase, 265 more lives will be saved, and it will prevent 4,600 moderate to critical injuries annually.
Champagne wrote, "Working together, we can reduce fatalities and critical injuries. Let’s make our state a safer place for all of Louisiana’s citizens."
| All offices of the City of Thibodaux will be closed July 4 and July 5 in observance of Independence Day. |
The Thibodaux Civic Center is hosting the Homier Tool Sale from Thursday, July 4 to Sunday, July 7. The sale will begin from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call: (985) 446-7261.
Like exercising? Parks & Recreation Department has finished the ˝ mile exercise path at Peltier and M.L.K parks. Construction is currently underway for a 1/10-mile exercise path at Midland Park. The Midland exercise path will be completed towards the beginning of July.
| Fireworks and fun for the whole family at Peltier Park on July 4, 2002 for the Let Freedom Ring Festival. Ceremonies begin at 2:00 p.m. Live entertainment begins at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:00 p.m. No admission for entry. Bring your picnic lunches, Bar-B-Que pits, ice chests, and tents. (No glass containers please.) For more information call: (985) 446-1187. |