Brittany’s Project – Shaking Out the Good Stuff in Franklin, LA
As you drive by the former location of the Oaklawn Sugar Mill in St. Mary Parish you can still see the remnants of what used to be. The property is nestled just off Highway 87 in St. Mary Parish Louisiana and while to the untrained eye, it might look like just another "farm property" to those who know, that area just outside the city limits of Franklin, Louisiana could be considered a piece of Heaven on Earth.
The area we've described is the home of Brittany's Project. The driving force behind Brittany's Project is the Saucier family. Namely, Sandra and Bruce who have worked hard for many years to create a facility for individuals with disabilities to enjoy life through recreation, social events, and community support. Sandra and Bruce are also the parents of the project's namesake, Brittany.
Fundraising efforts for Brittany's Project began in 2011. And, with the help of friends, volunteers, and extended family the Sauciers have built a wonderful event center for Brittany and her friends. The multi-use facility hosts many different events throughout the year. But, over the weekend the property was home to several dozen show cars and Jeeps as part of the the Brittany's Project Car Show.
We're shining the Morton Salt "Shaking Out the Good Stuff" spotlight on Brittany's Project because it epitomizes the spirit of what "Shaking Out the Good Stuff" is all about. It's a small grassroots organization of hometown people who saw a need and decided to fill that need.
The folks at Brittany's Project fund their efforts through events such as the Car Show that was held this past weekend and there's another one planned for March of next year. If you're a car enthusiast I encourage you to visit the group's Facebook Page and follow them. That way you won't miss any of the details for the upcoming spring show.
Brittany's Project also hosts cook-off competitions, cornhole tournaments, and other events in addition to their car shows. The events are manned by volunteers who share a passion. That passion is about bringing the quality of life that South Louisiana is so well-known for to every member of our community.
If you'd like to support Brittany's Project, you can find out more about them via this link. If you know of similar groups throughout South Louisiana that could use some extra publicity and notoriety, please contact us.
And if you're looking to find a career with a company that values "community" then Morton Salt's Weeks Island facility would like to speak with you about the opportunities that they have available. These are good-paying jobs that will keep you here at home and sleeping in your own bed every night. Many of the jobs at Morton Salt offer a starting pay that is almost four times the state's minimum wage. Plus you'll find a great benefits package and other perks.
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