Sunday, May 26, 2024

Bossier Chamber of Commerce Honors Month of the Military Child

by BIZ Magazine

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce is proud to commemorate the Month of the Military Child, recognizing the courage and resilience of military children throughout April.

Partnering with Bossier Schools, the Chamber recently organized a Purple Up! T-shirt contest, inviting students to design this year’s Month of the Military Child shirt. The winning designs, crafted by Jaylee DeWolf from Sun City Elementary, Audri Marlow from Benton Intermediate, and Charles West from Bossier High School, are now available for purchase. Lamar Advertising has generously sponsored billboards to showcase the winning designs across the city.

In addition to the T-shirt contest, the Chamber, alongside collaborators Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Bossier Parish Schools, and the NWLA Military Support Foundation, held a video competition. Bossier Parish students were encouraged to create one-minute videos shedding light on the experiences of military children. Among the submissions, “Sacrifices of a Military Child” by Gavin Matt and Ashton Bechtol from Parkway High School emerged as the top entry.

As part of the Month of the Military Child festivities, Benton Middle School will host a special event on April 12 at 9 a.m. in their gymnasium, honoring military children and their families in the community. Moreover, throughout April, the Bossier Chamber encourages everyone to demonstrate their support by wearing purple every Friday.

Businesses are also invited to participate in the celebration by expressing their gratitude for military members and their families. The Chamber encourages businesses to display messages of appreciation on their signs or marquees during the Month of the Military Child. Photos of these displays can be shared with the Chamber at [email protected] for a chance to be featured on their social media channels.

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce extends its appreciation to all military families for their dedication and sacrifice, underscoring the importance of recognizing and honoring their contributions to the community.

For more information on Month of the Military Child events and initiatives, visit the Bossier Chamber of Commerce website.

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