Grand Opening of Milne Campus in Covington

Grand Opening of Milne Campus in Covington

GRAND OPENING OF THE MILNE CAMPUS IN COVINGTON, LOUISIANA

Bag Pipers at Milne Campus

The Kilts of Many Colours Pipes and Drums launched this festive event on Milne Campus!

Our Grand Opening Ceremony on October 31st was a tremendous success as attendance reached nearly three hundred. Unfortunately, it rained on us! During the event at Milne Campus the rain gradually switched to a sprinkle. The residents of Milneburg robustly sang “God Bless America”, accompanied by Dr. Paul Cotten as the program commenced.

singing God Bless America at Milne Campus

Milne’s President Johanna Averill welcomed everyone and introduced the various speakers. The keynote speaker was Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals for the State of Louisiana. Mayor Mike Cooper of Covington welcomed everyone to the community. Senator Ben W. Nevers’s remarks mirrored Secretary Kliebert as they both lauded the new community of Milneburg.

Additionally, two former Milne Presidents and current Board Members; Gay Cunningham and Linda Feringa shared insights about the overall challenges along the way prior this newly created community becoming a reality here in Louisiana.

CEO of Milne Campus commencement speech

Milne’s Executive Director/CEO, Mr. Frank “Danny” Lamier

 

Milne’s Executive Director/CEO, Mr. Frank “Danny” Lamier introduced key individuals in attendance, as all of them had very important roles in the successful development of Milneburg.

President Averill was joined by one of the residents, Ms. Grace Sissom and Senator Ben Nevers as they joined forces in the ceremonial Ribbon Cutting.

 

 

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Adverse weather cropped up as the program concluded and all guests exited the double tents in the courtyard and were safely relocated to Café Milne in the Community Center. As all enjoyed more libations and phenomenal selections from a variety of food and dessert stations.

A tremendous time was had by all, as the community of Milneburg welcomed all the guests to say “hello” to the residents when they are out in the greater community of Covington.

 

 

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President Averill was joined by one of the residents, Ms. Grace Sissom and Senator Ben Nevers in the ceremonial Ribbon Cutting.

A tremendous time was had by all, as the community of Milneburg welcomed all the guests to say “hello” to the residents when they are out in the greater community of Covington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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