Kiwanis Club of South LC donates to Millennium Park rebuild

The following is a Press Release from the City of Lake Charles:

At their September 28 meeting at Harlequin Steak and Seafood, 501 W. College, the Kiwanis Club of South Lake Charles presented a check for $5,000 to the City of Lake Charles and Rebuilding Millennium Park Committee in support of the Rebuilding Millennium Park project.

Said Gene Steech, 2011-12 President:

"The Kiwanis Club of South Lake Charles is proud to be a major sponsor of the rebuilding of Millennium Park, both financially with our donation of $5,000, as well as making this event a membership volunteer project where our members will be actively involved with the rebuilding efforts.  With our involvement in this project, our club is truly dedicated to changing the world, one child, one community at a time."

Said Mayor Roach:

"This generous donation, along with their commitment as an organization to the upcoming community-build, speaks volumes to the tremendous community spirit and dedication the Kiwanis Club of South Lake Charles has for the well-being of our area's children.

"Thank you, Kiwanis Club of South Lake Charles, for your donation in support of the Millennium Park rebuild project," said Kay Barnett, Rebuilding Millennium Park chair, "and your commitment as a civic club to our upcoming community-build.  This will greatly help in our effort to build a bigger and better Millennium Park."

Barnett said the fundraising efforts are continuing to do well.  "At this time, we have raised about 80 percent of our goal of $350,000," she said.  "All donations are appreciated and can be made online through the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, a non-profit area organization, at; by mailing to Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, P.O. Box 3125, Lake Charles, LA  70602; or delivering to the Foundation at 120 W. Pujo St., Suite 120, Lake Charles."

The community-build dates are October 26 to 30 and November 2 to 6 and individuals/families or businesses/organizations can volunteer by going to the City's

Web site, clicking on the homepage Rebuilding Millennium Park logo and printing, filling out, and mailing, faxing or e-mailing the appropriate volunteer form.  The individuals/families form can also be filled out on-line, or picked up at the first floor lobby of City Hall, 326 Pujo St. or at any Calcasieu Parish library.

For more information, including how to purchase individual or corporate engraved bricks, visit the City of Lake Charles Web site home page at and click on the Rebuilding Millennium Park logo.