2013 Louisiana Capitol Christmas Ornament Unveiled
The new official 2013 official Louisiana Capitol Christmas ornament will recognize a native threatened species that has made a remarkable recovery (and the work to assist that recovery.) LA House Speaker Chuck Kleckley unveiled the official Christmas ornament of the Capitol – the Louisiana Black Bear, today. Joining the Speaker were key figures in working to protect the Louisiana Black Bear: Public Service Commissioner and former state senator, Foster Campbell; Executive Director of the Black Bear Conservation Coalition Paul Davidson.; and Rep. Sam Jones–D and Sen. Bret Allain-R, both from Franklin, LA, home of the Black Bear Festival. The unveiling took place in the Member’s lounge adjacent to the House chamber.