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Tribute to Alvin Green


Alvin Green at the State Park Boat Ramp pier  – 2013

A fitting tribute to to the late Alvin Green, who was a leader in the development of Lake D’Arbonne in the 1950s, will be held next week.

Green, the longest surviving member of the original D’Arbonne Lake Commission, will be honored by having the Louisiana Highway 2 Bridge  (Bernice Bridge)  named in his honor.  Dedication ceremonies and ribbon-cutting will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21.

The bridge is located approximately two miles west of Farmerville.  A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of Farmerville United Methodist Church, on Anthony Street across from Union Parish High School.

I had the privilege of meeting and talking to Mr. Green when I first moved to the lake. What was supposed to be an hour “interview” turned into almost a full day of hearing stories and touring part of the lake. It was one of the most enjoyable days on the lake and Mr. Green was an amazing person. I’m glad to see this happening. If you get a chance, come to the event. And if you can’t, but you love the lake, take a minute to say a prayer of thanks for this man and others like him. Make no mistake, without them, there would be no Lake D’Arbonne today.

Note: You can type “Alvin Green” in the search bar on this web site and read all about his early involvement with the lake.



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