To make sure that doesn't happen to the Sci-Port Discovery Center, Dianne Clark and her team are working to celebrate their silver anniversary by updating and refurbishing the center. Part of that plan revolves around the November fundraising event they have scheduled.
Across the country, members host rose shows and educational seminars, maintain public gardens and support research on the newest and disease-resistant varieties of rose. They even grow arrangements and flowers for hundreds of local events and share their enthusiasm and knowledge of rose gardening.
The executive director of the Bossier Arts Council has an appropriate attitude about her calling in life. She says it’s her goal to “help the public connect to the arts and how it shows up in their lives. Art is all around us. It exists in so many different disciplines, and sometimes we forget that.
“Usually, we tie it to some type of cinematic theme,” explained Executive Director Wendell Riley, “because we are, obviously, a non-profit that deals with film. It’s a celebration of film. It’s a celebration of RFC. It’s a way for us to show our impact within the community.
“They wanted folks who have mental illness and addiction to have more control over the focus and the direction of the services provided. One size doesn’t fit all, so what works in New Orleans doesn’t really work in Shreveport. So, they created us as the Northwest Louisiana Human Services District and allowed us to have our own board of directors.