Governor and First Lady announces School Breakfast Challenge
Posted on 9/22/2017 3:20:00 AM.
By Jeff Palermo
Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards encourages schools to participate in the school breakfast challenge to help reduce childhood hunger. Donna Edwards says schools that take action and make sure kids eat breakfast can win up to one-thousand dollars in cash and other great prizes. 
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First Lady Edwards launches program to support foster parents
Posted on 8/11/2017 12:06:00 PM.

Louisiana foster parents can find support thanks to a new website launched by First Lady Donna Edwards. LouisianaFosters.La.Gov connects parents with businesses, church groups and nonprofits to help meet the child’s needs. 
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First Lady Donna Edwards hosts Joyeux Noel event at Governor's Mansion
Posted on 12/2/2016 11:12:00 AM.

The Edwards’ family is getting in the holiday spirit as they will spend their first Christmas in the Governor’s Mansion. The family was displaced during the August flooding but are now settling back into life in the mansion. First Lady Donna Edwards is hosting a Joyeux Noel celebration at her home this afternoon at 3 p.m. to show off the improvements she’s made.
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First Lady Donna Edwards visiting flood damaged schools
Posted on 9/8/2016 5:26:00 AM.

First Lady Donna Edwards is visiting schools in flood ravaged areas of south Louisiana to distribute school supplies. Edwards has teamed up with the Louisiana School Boards Association to collect over $16,000 with the GoFundMe account called “LSBA Fund for Restoring Schools.” She says she will be at Greenbrier Elementary today.
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Saints Punter and First Lady hand out backpacks at Baton Rouge school
Posted on 9/7/2016 6:52:00 AM.

Students at Eden Park Elementary in Baton Rouge had a welcome surprise when New Orleans Saints Punter Thomas Morstead and First Lady Donna Edwards showed up to deliver 500 backpacks filled with school supplies following the historic flood.
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First Lady Donna Edwards urging donations for flood damaged schools
Posted on 8/24/2016 3:19:00 AM.

First Lady Donna Edwards is working with the Louisiana School Board Association to assist flood damaged schools with repairs and supplies. LSBA Executive Director Scott Richard says at this point, about 20 schools were severely damaged during the rainstorm.
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First Lady Edwards encourages Louisiana residents to recycle
Posted on 4/22/2016 1:35:00 AM.

First Lady Donna Edwards has announced a new recycling initiative at the Governor’s Mansion in honor of Earth Day, which is today. Mrs. Edwards says she and the governor have been recycling ever since they lived in Hawaii many years ago.
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Donna Edwards wants emphasis on arts and music in public schools
Posted on 12/29/2015 1:50:00 AM.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards’ wife Donna Edwards says she plans to stress the importance of teaching art and music in public schools as the state’s first lady. Emily Wright, a Music Teacher at Slidell Junior High, says she was really excited to hear this because many people see music as an extra course when in reality, children really need to take these classes.
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