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Doris Barrow Profile

South City Park in Opelousas was abuzz with activity Saturday morning as Opelousas General Health System held a smoke free health fair throughout the park.

I saw many people that I was acquainted with but was especially glad to see Doris Barrow walking near the boulevard. If anyone knows South City Park, it is Doris. He is the maintenance supervisor for the park, and I dare say that no one knows more about the day-to-day operation of the park than Doris. While waiting to visit with Doris he was discussing with one park visitor the history of the old park that was built in the 30’s and 40’s.

Doris is not quite ready for retirement just yet. 45 years is not quite old enough and there is still work to be done. The summer recreation ball will be starting up soon and Doris is already looking forward to the upcoming football season at Donald Gardner, which I might add was built in 1958. It is Doris and his maintenance crew that prepares the field for the start of the season as well as keeping it in shape throughout the season.