Royalist Club donates Christmas bikes to Adams Elementary students

Published 12:32 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Royalist Social and Civic Club of Port Arthur made sure several students in the Port Arthur Independent School District enjoyed a happy holiday season.

Group members donated more than a dozen bicycles Tuesday to Adams Elementary School, adding it was a privilege to award the bicycles to deserving students.

The Royalists have been working in the community for more than 60 years with service projects, such as distributing Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to needy families and supporting a variety of local causes.

Port Arthur Independent School District representatives and Royalist Social and Civic Club members stand beside a recent bike donation. (Adrienne Lott, Media/PAISD communications specialist)

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Members present for the bicycle donation included Lawrence Baker, Brandon Bartie, Clifton Batiste Jr., Wayne Bernard, Harold Ducet, Alvin Frazier, Thomas Guillory, Fred Hudson and Calvin Proctor.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Porterie was present to express the district’s sincere appreciation for the generosity.

School administrators were also grateful for the community involvement and support, including Dr. Erica Seastrunk, principal; Dr. Denita Jones, assistant principal; Dr. Pamela Thomas; school counselor, and Tracey Gabriel, instructional coach.