Today, Valentine's Day, Zachary Mayor David Amrhein and Baker Mayor Harold Rideau will be judging nearly 250 businesses combined in their respective cities for a "Decorate Your Door" contest, which is part of a nation-wide American Heart Association campaign during February's Heart Awareness Month.
Mayor Amrhein will be judging decorated Zachary businesses today from 10 a.m. until noon.
The winner will receive a plaque, have their photograph posted on the American Heart Association’s Facebook page and receive bragging rights for a year.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Louisiana and in the United States. It kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined.
Zachary city employees have decorated a “Go Red for Women” display at the entrance to the mayor’s office to show their support for the disease.
They are also selling paper hearts for $1 in an effort to raise awareness, educate and hopefully prevent some of the devastation that heart disease can cause in a community.
The cost to participate in the door contest was $50.
All money raised in this initiative will stay in the Capital Area to fund educational programs and research.
If you are interested in selling paper hearts from your business, please contact Jody Drake, Event Specialist with the American Heart Association, at 328-4551.