French Camp: The year so far

Within the first few months of 2015, the Town of French Camp is making strides towards making this a most memorable year by bringing economic and industrial opportunities to the forefront.

By Daniel Brunty
The Choctaw Plaindealer

As the first quarter of 2015 passes, the Town of French Camp reflects on some of the most recent and most influential things that have taken place. French Camp Mayor Glen Barlow gave a brief update on some of the events and items that the town is participating in.

The first item that Barlow mentioned was that aldermen on the French Camp Board of Aldermen recently participated in MML (Mississippi Municipal League) training classes. Under the program, local elected officials complete training and activities directly related to understanding and improving the management of local municipal issues. Barlow stated that these classes will help the aldermen of French Camp to serve the citizens of the town to the best of their ability.

Another item that the town is currently working on is the sewer lagoon system. Improvements to the system will allow residents a peace of mind regarding waste products.

This past February, the Town of French Camp held a Celebration of Life Service to honor fallen officer Police Chief Anthony Lucas at the French Camp Town Hall. The service was held to celebrate the life of Lucas on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

French Camp has always recognized the anniversary of Lucas’ passing over the past years with an annual memorial prayer service in front of the memorial that was placed under the flagpole in front of City Hall. With this being the 10th year since the tragedy, the town as a whole came together and purchased a sitting bench, which was placed outside of French Camp City Hall.

As the year 2015 continues, the town of French Camp is looking for bigger and better things to come. For more information regarding upcoming events or to contact town officials, you may call the French Camp Town Hall at 662-547-5268.

This bench was purchased by the Town of French to commemorate the life of Anthony Lucas.

This bench was purchased by the Town of French to commemorate the life of Anthony Lucas.