The weirdest talk we heard was from a CLECO spokesman who explained why the high-tension powerlines strung through the Pearl River Swamp had a tendency to short out every so often. It had something to do with birds sitting on the top line pooping and the bottom two lines being short-circuited as a result. The Press Club also put out a monthly newsletter, and I remember the April Fools edition being especially popular. The Press Club had a number of "associate" members who took an active part in the goings-on, politicians and community activists who appreciated a chance to meet with press representatives each month in a relaxed environment.
Anyway, over time, interest in the Press Club waned, and we decided to close it down, donating the remaining balance in the treasury to the Fairhaven Children's Home, which was rebuilding a part of its building complex that had burned. Click on the image below to see a photo of the check being donated to Fairhaven.
An early picture of some of the folks at Fairhaven Childrens Home