The ribbon is cut
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Library Director Kelly LaRocca welcomes the crowd
Covington Mayor Mark Johnson
The Walker Percy sculpture was admired by Parish President Mike Cooper and Walker Percy's youngest daughter Ann.
Mary Pratt Lobdell, Percy's oldest daughter
Don Smith the sculptor was also on hand.
Members of the board of directors of the St. Tammany Genealogical Society offered information and a reminder of their next meeting. Seated from left are Beth Stahr, Sheila Delacroix, and Sharon Webb. Standing, left to right, are Pam Herty, Dick Boever, Tom Gannon, and Marguerite Scully.
William Pitcher Junior High Chorus sang the National Anthem
Even Spiderman dropped in to see what was going on.
The Covington High NJROTC presented the flag at the beginning of the ceremony, and Rev. Mallory Callahan II delivered the invocation.
Remarks on the occasion were offered by Rebecca Taylor, president of the Library Board of Control; Mayor Mark Johnson of Covington, and Parish President Mike Cooper.