Last Island was located off the coast of Louisiana and was a resort island for many Louisianans. In 1856 it was struck by a hurricane that wiped out most of the island and killed half of the people there at the time.

Hidden Treasurers remember Last Island

On Sunday, September 8, 2019 Hidden Treasures invited members of Iberville Community Theatre to do a portrayal of survivors from Last Island that were a part of Iberville history.

Last Island was located off the coast of Louisiana and was a resort island for many Louisianans. In 1856 it was struck by a hurricane that wiped out most of the island and killed half of the people there at the time.

It is a story of loss, anger, fear, survival, and heroes and needs to be remembered. Hidden Treasures and Iberville Community Theatre are both under We Are The Difference, Inc.

WATD Annual Scholarship Wreath Auction Held

We Are the Difference sponsors the Jose Alvarez Memorial Arts Scholarship. The funds for the scholarship are provided through their Annual Wreath Auction. The scholarship is given to a high school senior in Iberville parish that plans to include arts in their college curriculum.

This award is named after Jose Alvarez who was an actor with Iberville Community Theatre. There were over 50 wreaths donated locally and the auction hosted a full house on this special night memorializing a gifted man.

Farmers Market Seeks Vendors

Westside Farmers Market is seeking vendors of all sorts. The market is held Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Plaquemine City Hall. There is also a night market on the first Thursday of each month.

Currently the market features fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables, canned preserves and vegetables, homemade bread, quilts, aprons, jewelry, homemade sweets, live music, and home of the $5 lunch. For more information visit www.wearethedifference.org or call Rhonda Harrell at 225-238-7616.

Contributed by We Are the Difference