Mayor Eugene Foulcard is Grand Marshal in CAA parade
St. Mary Community Action Agency CEO Almetra J. Franklin announced that Franklin Mayor Eugene Foulcard will be the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Krewe of Head Start Parade.
The former Head Start parent and chief financial officer for CAA, Foulcard said he is honored to lead the 24th annual parade this Saturday.
“I feel very blessed to be recognized by my people and held in such high esteem,” Foulcard said. “I hope, through sacrifice and service, we learn to teach one another how to be team players for the common good of our families, our city, St. Mary Parish and surrounding areas.”
Foulcard added that the community’s family extends far beyond immediate relatives because St. Mary CAA and Head Start is a family that his is proud to be a lifelong member of.
“He is a man of excellence and achievement,” Franklin said. “The kind of man the City of Franklin needs to restore belief in the values and traditions that we thought were once long forgotten.
Mayor Foulcard was born along the banks of the Bayou Teche in Franklin. His parents, Lydia D. Foulcard and the late Carl C. Foulcard, raised Foulcard and his four brothers and two sisters in a home immersed in a family tradition of love, hard work, togetherness and perseverance. He and his wife Teri and children reside in the city.
Upon graduating from Franklin High School in 1984, he decided to attend Southern University and A&M College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. It was there where he pledged, and became a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
After graduation, he returned to his roots in St. Mary Parish where he joined the Community Action Head Start family. His accounting skills allowed him to become a vital part of the fiscal department for 30 years until he left in July, 2018 after winning the mayoral race.
His commitment to St. Mary Parish and the Franklin City Council as a councilman for District D further proved him to be the right man for leadership in the City of Franklin. “We are extremely proud of Mayor Foulcard because he is one of our very own, a family man who loves and goes to bat for the people he serves,” Franklin said.
The annual Krewe of Head Start Recruitment Parade for 2019 will roll through the streets of Franklin beginning at 1 p.m. Since the early 1990s, the Krewe of Head Start Parade has served as St. Mary CAA’s major recruitment tool for Head Start’s pre-school children ages 3-5, and also allows the agency to market other services available to our Head Start families and Individuals.
This year’s Krewe of Head Start Recruitment Parade’s theme is “Looking Back into Head Start…We are Family.”
Line up begins at 10 a.m. at the Franklin Senior High School parking lot. The parade route leaves Franklin High School, proceeds onto Main Street and travels through downtown Franklin.
There is still time to participate in the parade, and entry forms are available at the St. Mary CAA Central Office, 1407 Barrow St. Required of applicants are a copy of a driver’s license and insurance. For more information, contact David Teno or Jeffery Beverly at 337-828-5703.
Fees are: floats & flatbeds: $35, trucks & cars: $25, dance/drill teams: $10, motorcycles/4-wheelers: $10, and walkers $5.
Also, beginning at 10 a.m., the St. Mary Parish Early Childhood Network will host a coordinated enrollment event in the Franklin Senior High School Parking Lot. The event will continue until 12 p.m. Parents of pre-school aged children are invited to come and early enroll their child for any of the following schools in St. Mary Parish:
—A Child’s Place Learning Center
—Barney & Baby Bop #2
—Chitimacha Tribal School
—Glencoe Charter School
—Pam’s Personal Touch Child Care
—St. Mary CAA Head Start
—St. Mary Parish School Board (all schools serving Pre-K)
—Verdunville Outreach Daycare
—Yaamahana Child Development Center.
For more information on the Coordinated Enrollment Event, please call Mary Grimm Howard at 337-828-5703.