Pump station celebrated at Bayou Vista

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony was held for the newly opened Bertrand Vinning Pump Station in Bayou Vista on Dec. 20. The station, which will be the main pumping station for the Bayou Vista, will increase the pumping power by 60,000 gallons per minute. Among those at the ceremony were Lisa Patterson, marketing director, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce; Donna Meyer, president, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce; Barbara Vinning, secretary Sub Gravity Drainage District 1 of Drainage District 2; Jerome Bertrand, board member Sub Gravity Drainage District 1 of Drainage District 2; Donald Lantz, board member Sub Gravity Drainage District 1 of Drainage District 2; State Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin; Jarod Longman, St. Mary Parish assessor; Frank Guarisco; Kevin Voison, St. Mary Parish Council; and Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce. Back row from left, are Verna Gilmore; Albert Foulcard, St. Mary Parish Council; Gary Duhon, former St. Mary Parish Council; Kenny Bertrand; Chad Bertrand; Glen Elliott, chairman Sub Gravity Drainage District 1 of Drainage District 2; Wayne Cantrell, board member Sub Gravity Drainage District 1 of Drainage District 2; Henry “Bo” LaGrange, St. Mary Parish chief administrative officer; and Doug Snead, civil engineer with Providence GSE Associates. (Submitted Photo)

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