Town of Maringouin cuts ribbon on new Town Hall

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
The Town of Maringouin cut the ribbon for a new Town Hall on Monday, March 13.

Mayor Demi Vorise and the Town of Maringouin Council cut the ribbon for a brand new Town Hall on Monday.

Construction on the new facility began in February 2016 and wrapped up about a year later.  The ceremony opened with an invocation from Minister Nikeisha Ventress of Mt. Gideon Baptist Church followed by remarks from Thomas C. David, Jr. of Pan American Engineers, LLC.

“A building is shaped by its leaders, but over the years a building shapes its community,” David said.  “For a public building, you want a building with some stature to it and for it to serve as a place that represents the public.”

Engineers provided a classical town square look for the Town Hall that includes a grassy area in the front that the Mayor hopes will serve as a home for future public events for Maringouin.

Mayor Vorise then thanked elected officials at both the state level and local levels for making the new Town Hall possible, including Parish President J. Mitchel Ourso and the Parish Council, Sheriff Brett Stassi, Clerk of Court Amy Patin and her Maringouin Town Council including: Mayor Pro Temp Kirkland Anderson, Alderman John Carriere, Alderwoman Veronica Hill, Alderman Brian Robinson, Alderman Clarence Wiley, Fire Chief Anderson and Chief of Police Hosea Anderson.

“This building is for our residents of Maringouin,” Mayor Demi Vorise said.  “This is for you and for our business owners that have stayed in Maringouin trying to provide jobs and opportunities to our community.”