Tragedy spurs community meeting in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT - In the wake of the recent unintentional drowning death of 7 year-old Daysean Combs, residents of the Ingleside/Werner Park communities are coming together to form a neighborhood association to share their concerns and ideas on making their neighborhood a better place to live.  

The effort is being spearheaded by resident, LaKisha Small, one of many residents who contacted their Councilwoman, Stephanie Lynch, to inquire about "how to help" and "what to do" to improve their community and prevent other tragedies from occurring. 

Councilwoman Lynch, a former community organizer and neighborhood association president herself, says she has been encouraging all communities in District F to either form or revive their neighborhood associations. "I firmly believe that the power rests with the people, and when a community stands together, nothing is impossible to achieve" said Lynch.

Mrs. Small says she just wants her neighborhood to look better, and for crime, and other issues to be addressed more effectively.  "I grew up over here, and am now raising my family in Ingleside, so I know how things used to be and how they are now.  This still is a nice neighborhood, but we have seen a decline in the overall quality of life here."

The Ingleside/Werner Park Community Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Union Masonic Temple at 5632 Hearne Avenue, Shreveport,, LA at 6:00 PM. 

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