Nicholls student to put on Thibodaux’s first annual Community Fun Day

With all the talks of negativity floating around the media lately, one Nicholls student has taken it upon himself to bring the local community together.

Over the last week Thibodaux native, Nigel Robertson, has pushed for a way to bring people together after the recent incidents that have been going on around the country, and decided to start with himself in making a change. Through social media, Robertson has constructed and promoted the city of Thibodaux’s first ever Community Fun Day.

“This is just a way for the community and surrounding areas to come together to do something positive despite all of the negativity that has been going on in Baton Rouge and around the country,” Robertson said.

Members of the community, Nicholls and local high school students, local radio stations and newspapers have been getting the word out about the event.

Robertson, a junior sociology major, believes that in bringing people together it will allow the community to create and strengthen and bond locally.

“We are doing this for a reason,” Robertson said. “There are many people who think there isn’t any unfairness going on in the world, and I want the world to know that all African-Americans and cops are not bad and can come together for the better.”

During the event nametags will be handed out so everyone is addressed by name. The event will have flag football, kickball, volleyball and music. People are encouraged to show up and bring things to share, even if all there is to offer is time spent coming together. Robertson and others looks forward to tomorrow and expects those within the community to show up and show others that people can truly come together for a great purpose.

“I hope this event sends a positive message to everyone,” Robertson said. “It means a lot to me because I am from Thibodaux and it makes me happy to see all of my friends and family supporting the movement.”

The event will take place tomorrow in Thibodaux at Peltier Park from 3-7 p.m.