Six Louisiana organizations earned AARP Community Challenge grants to boost local services.
New Orleans: The Algiers Economic Development Foundation received $9,000 to install bike racks, a bicycle repair station and lighting on Kabel Drive; Bethlehem Lutheran Church received $40,000 to install a wheelchair lift; and the Dillard University Office of Community and Church Relations was awarded $10,000 to create a community garden and to hold healthy cooking demonstrations and health fairs.
Baton Rouge: The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge received $20,000 to put up signage on a Scotlandville Parkway bike and walking trail.
Bunkie: The Center for Planning Excellence received $14,000 to help convert a city-owned vacant lot into a small park.
Thibodaux: The city won $8,000 to install benches and bicycle racks downtown, as well as along the Menard Pedestrian Bike Trail.
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