Things are Happening in Morganza
Posted 03/10/20 by Lyle Brown
A lot has recently been, and will continue to be, going on in the Village of Morganza.
On February 9, 2020, Kevin Simmons – formerly of Morganza – and Anthony Davis brought the basketball program No Days Off to the STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee gymnasium to help youngsters prepare for the Jr. NBA challenge. Local kids, 13 and younger, showed their basketball shooting skills by dribbling through a standard course and then shooting baskets from set distances. Ten winners, both boys and girls, showed that they were up to the challenge and may compete in Dallas for regional honors. Winners in Dallas will continue to New York City to compete in the finals. Several of the local children were within just a few points of what would have won last year's Dallas Region.
Pointe Coupee winners for the JrNBA skills challenge that are headed to Dallas for the regional competition. The challenge is sponsored by Under Armor.
On Tuesday, February 25th, Mardi Gras day, the Morganza Cultural District provided a float for the Lion’s Club Parade in New Roads. The theme of the parade this year was movies made in Louisiana and Morganza had recently been celebrating its role in the making of Easy Rider fifty years ago. Riders costumed themselves as refugees from 1969. In addition to the traditional Mardi Gras throws, posters and t-shirts celebrating the movie were handed out.
Arnold Hess throws beads from the Morganza Cultural District's Easy Rider themed float in New Roads. Hess played the role of the sheriff in the 1969 film.
In addition to celebrating Mardi Gras, the Morganza Cultural District, has endorsed a district-wide Community Wide Yard Sale tentatively scheduled for April 4, 2020. Participants can set up at their own homes or bring their “stuff” to the Morganza School Yard. The school yard will be opened to allow a centralized location for sellers to gather. A handout is planned to be available on the day of the sale which will identify addresses of sellers not at the school. For more information, or to register as a remote seller, visit www.morganzala.com/events-registration or call Lyle Brown at 225-978-9429.