The processional will be followed by a fellowship luncheon from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the activity center.
Students will be asked to boycott violence, pursue academic excellence and engage in service activities in the city while adults will be screened to volunteer as mentors for a year, according to the Rev. Anthony Kelley, pastor.
Civic Pride of Baker and Neighbors United for a Better Baker plan a prayer walk at 8 a.m., Jan 17, beginning and ending at the municipal auditorium, and followed by breakfast and a program of music, children’s essays and a message from Judge John Guidry.
In other business:
POLICE CHIEF: The council heard from Police Chief Mike “Snapper” Knaps that the police dog training facility on Ewell Boulevard will be “up and running by the end of January.”
Baker has three trained canines in police service.
Knaps also announced his appointment by Gov. Bobby Jindal on Dec. 17 to the Louisiana Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Advisory Board.
The board serves to develop, promote, monitor and evaluate the DARE program and regulate the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement as it relates to DARE.
SUBDIVISION DECORATIONS: Mayor Harold Rideau recognized Parkwood Terrace and Chaleur subdivisions for outstanding Christmas decorations and expressed his thanks to the civic-minded people responsible for these and other decorations around Baker.
HERITAGE MUSEUM: The council thanked Jean Byers, museum director, for the open house Christmas party for city employees on Dec. 15.
Fire Chief Danny Edwards delivered Santa Claus to the museum in Fire Engine No. 1, a bright red miniature fire engine that seats four people. The museum and village outbuildings are decorated with 15 Christmas trees.
NATURAL GAS: The council authorized Rideau to sign a renewal contract with Acadian Gas Pipeline of Houston with no change in the rates. The new expiration date is Sept. 1, 2015..
NEXT MEETING: The Baker City Council will meet again at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.