Arts community receives funding from stimulus plan

POSTED: Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 5:47am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

Ascension parish officials finalized the purchase of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center last night. State and federal money helped pay for the deal.

There was concern the parish could lose the building, after voters shot down a tax proposal to pay for the building several months ago.

Officials said the Lamar Dixon Center plays an important role in the local economy and is a vital part of its emergency preparedness plan.