Community column for Dec. 6, 2013

ExxonMobil volunteers help AMIkids facility

Volunteers from the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant painted, planted flowers, did electrical work, made repairs and other improvements at the AMIkids facility in north Baton Rouge on Nov. 22.

The nonprofit serves about 105 local adolescents a year through educational and character development programs. The event was part of the United Way Day of Action, a day of volunteerism and awareness.

AMIkids Regional Director, Greg Kleinpeter said United Rentals and Associated Technologies & Manufacturing also donated time and resources for the event.

ExxonMobil employees who volunteered were Kristy Lewis, Keith Trapp, Steve Tufaro, Skylar Wilcox, Trey Achorn, Wayne Allen, Mark Hermann, Sonya Cummings, Kevin Rodriguez, Pam Kee, Bob DePierri, Dean Hughes, Adam Orlando, Hans Othmer, Carlin Silvio, Carroll Gunter, Nicolette Drescher, Sarah Kyker, Lori Paris, Angela Zeringue, Raina Brown, Kelly Forcht, Jesse Frank, Kale Needham, Myriya Wiltz and Frank Cook.

Laureate Alpha Gamma views LSU-Bama game

Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at City Café on Nov. 9 for dinner and to watch the LSU-Alabama football game.

Attending were President Page Meyer, Dixie Gregory, Virginia and Bob Huffman, Gail and Ardie Keller, Jean Leyda, Sandy Linder, Ruth Mannen, Anne Smith, Phyllis Turner, Leigh and Rick Redman, David Leyda and Michelle Gardiner.Mannen spoke about the Bermuda Triangle at the Nov. 19 meeting at her home.

Also attending were Gail Keller, Marilyn Mayeux, Maxine Muller, Meyer, Jean Leyda, Linder, Smith, Turner, Virginia Huffman and new member Leslie Steele.

Gifts were collected for a basket to be sent to a member’s husband who has been hospitalized for several months. Turner passed around greeting cards to be sent to our military personnel.

Each member wrote a note of thanks for their service to be sent out by a group sponsoring a “Thanks a Million” program for the Christmas.

Morton graduates from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Tealicia S. Morton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Morton is the daughter of Sherrilyn Smith, of Breaux Bridge, and granddaughter of Gertha Holden, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2011 graduate of Central High.

Bell completes Army combat training

Army Pvt. Allan L. Bell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

He is the son of Carletta Bell, of Zachary, and is a 2007 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School.

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Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.