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Krewe of Terreanians donates to D.A.R.E program


February 2, 2023

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet is pleased to announce that a local Houma/Terrebonne based Mardi Gras Krewe has made a monetary donation to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) to aid and support the TPSO based D.A.R.E. program.

The Terrebonne based D.A.R.E. is a substance abuse prevention education program and much more! This year, children of Terrebonne Parish will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the United States and many other countries.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

The Krewe of Terreanians graciously presented the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office with a check for $2,500, as a way to give back to their community.

In 1950, a group of prominent Houma businessmen informally gathered together for the purpose of starting a new carnival club. Those informal meetings were held at the Mayfair Club on Main Street in Houma. Later that year, the first official meeting was held in the city courtroom in the courthouse following a pre-organization meeting at the office of Dr. Arthur Anisman. The purpose of the club was to bring to the City of Houma the splendor and beauty of a night carnival parade for the first time. At this meeting, officers were elected, and the name of the club was decided by popular vote. The founding officers were Frank King, President; Merkle B. Kornegay, Vice-President; Ernest Bille, Secretary and Treasurer. The first Captain of the Krewe of Terreanians was Dr. Arthur Anisman. By parade time, the Krewe of Terreanians had incorporated as The Greater Houma Carnival Club, Inc.

Sheriff Soignet accepted the donation from Capt. Rusty Hornsby, current Transitional Work Release Warden, and member of the Krewe of Terreanians. Sheriff Soignet said, “I am honored to accept this donation from this great Terrebonne based Mardi Gras Krewe, and it will be put to great use, for a worthy cause. The Krewe of Terreanians continue to find ways to “give back” to this community, and this is just another example of the positive impact they have on Terrebonne Parish.”



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