About 40 kids in Plaquemine enjoyed an eight-week New Horizon Summer Enrichment Camp at COPAC thanks in part to Plaquemine city officials and efforts. The camp, full of educational, cultural enrichment, socialization and fun activities, was also partially funded by Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi. The camp began in early June and ends on July 28.
Sheriff Stassi assisted with the New Horizon Summer Enrichment Camp by providing funding to pay summer camp workers. Stassi had received a grant from the producers of the TV series, Killing Fields, which has featured Iberville cold cases for the past two seasons, and he used part of that grant for the camp donation.
Stassi donated a portion of the funds to the camp, which provided a variety of activities and field trips for the kids over the summer.
The city provided the gym for the camp use, and also arranged to have a paramedic and ambulance visit, and a fire truck spray day thanks to the Plaquemine Fire Department
“This program kept a lot of kids busy with productive activities and off the streets during the summer, keeping them safe, happy and out of trouble,” said Sheriff Stassi. “We are happy to partner with Plymouth Rock Baptist Church and Rev. Wesley on this worthy program."
“We want to thank Sheriff Stassi, Mayor Reeves and city officials for their concern for and commitment to helping the children of our city and parish, “ said Rev. Wesley. “We hope to make this an annual event.”
Stassi also visited with the kids at the camp and talked with them about safety and bullying issues. New Horizons is the non-profit arm of Plymouth Rock Baptist Church that sponsors many of its activities.
Shown are photos courtesy of the City of Plaquemine.