Livingston-Tangipahoa briefs for April 11, 2013

Utility concerns subject of meeting

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta will hold a town hall meeting in Tangipahoa Parish from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 18 at the Tangipahoa Parish Public Library, 314 East Thomas St., Hammond.

This meeting is being held as so Tangipahoa Parish residents can voice their concerns about issues related to utility companies. Consumers who are experiencing difficulties with a utility company are encouraged to attend, organizers said. Skrmetta and his staff will answer questions.

Skrmetta holds monthly town hall meetings, rotating throughout the parishes he represents in District 1.

For information, call one of his District 1 offices in Mandeville (985) 624-4660 or Metairie (504) 846-6930, or call the toll-free number, (800) 228-9368. More information about Skrmetta and the LPSC is available online at http://www.ericskrmetta.com, and constituents can also follow and communicate with Skrmetta on his Facebook page, “Commissioner Eric Skrmetta, LPSC.”

Denham Springs fest set for April 27

The Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival will be April 27.

Now in its 18th year, the family-friendly Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival is the largest in Livingston Parish, organizers said. Range Avenue between Centerville Street and Florida Boulevard will be closed to traffic for the day as the street is filled with more than 150 booths featuring local and regional vendors showcasing their crafts, antiques and art.

Children will be able to ride free rides courtesy of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department.

There will also be a military exhibit that includes uniform, artillery and vehicle displays.

Entertainment will be at the Train Station Park. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs or use provided seating, organizers said.

Mattie Street will be transformed into “Arts Avenue” with local artists exhibiting a variety of works.

For information, visit http://denhamspringsantique
district.com.

Donations to honor SLU athletes sought

Former football players and fans of Southeastern Louisiana University now have the opportunity to continue their Lion legacy by commemorating their time as an athlete with a personalized name plate as a locker sponsor.

For $300, the Lion Athletic Association will display a plaque showing the donor’s name, jersey number, years played, position and hometown.

Fans may also honor a former Lion student-athlete with a $300 donation. There can be multiple sponsorships per locker.

“It is both an honor and privilege to be able to give back in a small way to something that was so large in my life. Southeastern football allowed me to take the second step in my childhood dream of playing in the NFL,” said Billy Andrews, of Clinton, a 1966 graduate who later played 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

Funds raised in the drive will be used to improve the football locker room.

For information, call (985) 549-5091 or send an email to laa@southeastern.edu.