Community-wide Prayer Service for International Paper Families

October 27th, 2009


Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2009


Contact: Louisiana College Office of the President

(318) 487-7401

Pineville, La.Louisiana College and the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance will hold a community-wide prayer service on Thursday, October 29th at 7 p.m. in Guinn Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana College.


“We decided to come together to provide prayer and support for the 230 families in central Louisiana after the announcement that the International Paper Mill will close,” said Dr. Joe Aguillard, President of Louisiana College.


Mike Johnson, President of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance agrees. “The recent announcement of the closing of International Paper hurts us all.  Although our efforts are largely geared towards working with other groups, agencies and organizations to promote job growth, our motives are more personal than that. Our friends are hurting and we want to show support for them through an evening of encouragement, support and prayer. We want to bring our community together to hold up our International Paper family and to show them our support and our dedication to working for them.” 


Everyone is invited to attend this important event for the City of Pineville, and central Louisiana.


For more information contact the LC Office of the President (318) 487-7401.



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