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Rise is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help Simmesport improve economic, cultural and community conditions.

R.I.S.E. Board Members

Marsha Strong

Carol Dupar-Lindsey
Ashley Scott
Roosevelt Cooper
Board Member
April Lemoine
Board Member
Patra Coco
Board Member
Tisha Moreau
Board Member

In Memoriam

RISE is sad to announce the passing of Mrs. Shari Kirk. She was a founding board member of RISE and will be missed.
RISE has also lost founding board member Mrs. Foresteen Washington-Jones. Her spirit and contributions will be missed by all.

RISE Events

Ehrhardt Park

RISE paid for the monument honoring former mayor Leo Ehrhardt and his 40 years of service to the Town of Simmesport. The monument and ceremony were paid for with donations to RISE.

Annual Christmas Program

After the annual Christmas Parade, RISE hosted an event in Ehrhardt Park featuring music, ornament making and lighting of the Town tree.

Atchafalaya River Festival

This year RISE will host the first annual Atchafalaya River Festival. This will be tentatively scheduled for April 9, 10, 11 of 2021. The festival will feature live music, activities for kids and vendors selling food, arts and crafts.

About R.I.S.E.

RISE was created as a non-profit specifically to help the Town of Simmesport. In a small town like ours, the city government is extremely busy with the day-to-day operations of running the government.

RISE is meant to help the Town in putting together events that enrich the citizens culturally and economically. Our ultimate goal is to see Simmesport grow and be able to provide economic opportunities for all of its citizens.

The Board members of RISE have been working diligently on projects designed to bring the community of Simmesport together and celebrate the history and culture of the area. They have a passion for the Town that can only come from growing up here.


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P.O.Box 117
Simmesport, LA 71369

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