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The Port’s Executive Regional Airport hosted a Pilots N Paws Fly In last month where various animal rescue organizations and area shelters met with volunteer pilots who give their time and resources to provide transportation for unwanted animals to other parts of the country where they are either already adopted or have a better chance of being adopted. Pilots N Paws is a 501c3 organization. For more information, visit www.pilotsnpaws.org.

 

Eric Landry with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson is pictured with Commission President D. Paul Robichaux and Executive Director Paul Aucoin while inking the deal on the purchase of the Crescent and Homeplace Plantation property, a 1,684-acre site in St. James Parish.

 

Marine Ops Engineer, Shawn Hidalgo (left) is pictured here with James Nance, a 77-year-old gentleman who had ridden his boat down from Steele, Missouri, The 14-foot aluminum hull experienced mechanical problems. Port of South Louisiana’s Captain Zito and his crew gave Nance a ride to the Weber dock in Convent where he was reunited with his wife. The boat was towed back by a PSL Responder to the Reserve dock where it was given away by Nance.

 

Rusty Barkerding [pictured here with Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucion (right) and Associated Terminals Chairman David Fennelly (left) is President of Admiral Security Services and Chairman of the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners. Barkerding is this year’s recipient if the C. Alvin Bertel Award. Photo courtesy of: Peter G. Forest Photography

 

Rachel Perez, Senator Bill Cassidy’s office, along with Linda Prudhomme and Brian Cox, of the Port of South Louisiana, and Dawn Lopez, Zelijko Franks, and Sal Laciura from Associated Terminals toured the Port by boat after an overview of top priority issues were presented by Paul Aucoin.

 

Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin (second from the right)  and commission President D. Paul Robichaux (left) attended the Bastille Day Celebrations at the New Orleans Museum of Art. They are pictured here with consulate General of France in Louisiana, Grégor Trumel and Vice-Consul Olivia Lami.

 

Guys Achieving Goals founders Paul Green and Cedric Grimes were presented a plaque in recognition of their successful achievement in organizing the 1st Annual St. John Parish Aviation Awareness Month held at the Port’s Executive Regional Airport.  Pictured are:  (L-R)   Paul Aucoin, Port Executive Director; D. Paul Robichaux, Port Commission President; Paul Green, Guys Achieving Goals, Cedric Grimes, Guys Achieving Goals and Roy Quezaire, Port Deputy Director.

 

 

 

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