First National Bank at River Ranch is holding its 5th annual Christmas celebration, Jingle Bell Jubilee, throughout the day. Events include free pictures with Santa, a Toys for Tots drop off, Santa’s Christmas Parade and children’s activities at MainStreet in River Ranch.
The day begins with free Santa pictures from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at FNB along with refreshments sponsored by Sonic. Those in attendance can also support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves by dropping off new, unwrapped toys at the bank (toys will be accepted through Dec. 14). At 5:30 p.m. Santa and his friends will parade through River Ranch in a horse drawn carriage; the fun ends at MainStreet with Christmas caroling and activities, along with extended shopping hours. River Ranch Development and Shop River Ranch merchants joined FNB in sponsoring the evening’s events.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
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