Despite the recent flood, the 2016 Health and Business Expo welcome hundreds through the doors of Central Intermediate School. With over twenty registered booths, expo attendees enjoyed speaking with their local business owners and trick or treating with their little ones.
Notable booths included: Southern Lifestyle Development, Ochsner Health System, IBTS municipal services and Central Police Department. Ochsner featured their new pediatrician, Dr. Ortiz de Jesus, who starts seeing patients this week. Representatives from Southern Lifestyle Development answered questions about the upcoming TND, The Settlement at Shoecreek.
IBTS gave away free shirts and BBQ lunches for all attendees. Program Director David Ratcliff and Administrative Services Manager Matt Zyjewski spoke with citizens at the IBTS booth. Public Works Director Ray Louis barbecued chicken outside the cafeteria.
Children of all ages donned their Halloween costumes to trick or treat among the expo booth. Central students filled out a punchcard to receive a free dress day at school for attending the event.