Solitude Residents Come Together to Make Their Community Better


Citizens of Solitude met at Galilee Baptist Church June 10 at 6pm. Layne Langley, LSU AgCenter Area Nutrition Agent, gave a presentation on the Healthy Communities Projects in Solitude and Independence. The presentation included information on how the coalition began, the community intervention proposal, and the park project plans. Her presentation chronicled the journey of the two parklettes.

Afterwards, the group began discussing their next steps as well as projects they want to take on. Concerns the group had were lack of striped streets, narrow streets with no shoulders, and lack of sidewalks. They also discussed untidy homes and property in Solitude and mentioned having “common spots” for trash cans to curtail the litter problem.

Those in attendance included: Pat Gilmore, Laura King, Jessica Gilmore, Khalil Buckmire, Dr. Jessie Gilmore, Sara Wilson-Rogers, Gloria Tate, Shieda Perkins, and Clara Williams. Special thanks to Dr. Jessie Gilmore for hosting the meeting at his church.

If you are interested in participating in this Solitude Healthy Communities Coalition, please save the date for the next meeting. It will be July 29 at 6pm at Galilee Baptist Church.

For more information, contact Layne Langley at or at 635-3614.

6/24/2021 7:29:12 PM
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