Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Great American Cleanup 2012

Shreveport Green is sponsoring the Great American Cleanup (GAC) on Saturday, April 14 from 8am-12pm. From 8am-10:30am everyone is asked to help clean up around their neighborhood.  Then from 10:30am – 12:00pm volunteers are invited to to visit the GAC headquarters at the La. State Fairgrounds to enjoy free food, giveaways, environmental information, and cash prizes (for groups collecting the most trash and groups with most volunteers present). All trash and recycling collected will be dropped off at the La. State Fairgrounds from 8:30am-11am. HRA will not be holding an organized cleanup this year and instead asks everyone to pick up trash around their part of Highland. For more information about GAC, contact Casaundra Calloway at [email protected]

Celebrate Restoration at First Presbyterian

A 1870 stained glass window, rescued from the original First Presbyterian Church and sent to Lynchburg, VA for restoration, will be installed in the back of the newly renovated First Presbyterian Church (9oo Jordan St) on March 28 and March 29.  This window, at over 20 feet tall, will be the focal point at the back of the church on the Stoner Avenue side.  A ceremony will be held outside on the parking lot area on Thursday, March 29 at noon to commemorate the installation.  The public is invited to attend.  Former First Presbyterian minister, Spencer Murray, will be at the celebration from 11:00–1:00 on the 29th, selling copies of his book about the history of the church.

Remembering Eric Brock

Noel Memorial Library will be holding a reception and the opening of an exhibit in memory of Shreveport historian and Highland resident Eric J. Brock at the LSU-Shreveport Archives (third floor of Noel Memorial Library on the LSUS campus) on Tuesday, March 13, from 3pm-5pm.  Some of you may know that Eric donated a great deal of his research materials to the LSUS Archives prior to his death, and this exhibit highlights many of these items and his numerous contributions to the community and local history.