Local business owners donate 2,500 masks to WBR Schools


From Left to Right: Erica Major- Owner/Mia Rose Designs, Heidi Berthelot- Owner/ Twisted Oak Boutique, Alyse Boulanger- Owner/ Mingle, Bridget Easley- Owner/ Easley Builders, WBR Superintendent Wes Watts, Stacie Keller- Owner/ Bella Grace Paper & Gifts, Annie Claire Bass- Owner/ Sosis, Lester Millet- Manager/ CC’s Coffee and Anais Brand- Coordinator of Operations and Events/WBR Chamber of Commerce

PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – The Small Business Council, an affiliate of the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, donated 2,500 masks to West Baton Rouge Parish Schools following their Buy a Mask, Give a Mask Program.

Local business owners sold masks with “Local” logos on them and donated 10 masks for each one sold.

The result was a donation of 1,000 child-sized masks, 1,000 adult-sized masks and 500 disposable masks for West Baton Rouge Schools to distribute as they are needed.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.