JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Jefferson Performing Arts Center Theater had a grand opening ceremony this summer, and it will soon be named in honor of the late former Sen. Ken Hollis.
"My husband Ken was a bold leader and dedicated public servant," said Diane Hollis, wife of the late Senator Hollis. "When he was made aware of a need in the community, he addressed it immediately. The development of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center was no different. Ken believed in the vision and worked diligently to secure funding and begin construction. I am confident he would be humbled and delighted as the theater is officially named in his honor."
In a press release, Jefferson Parish officials gave highlights of Hollis' 26-year career in office, including being a tireless advocate for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society.
The naming ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. The event will include a performance of Sister Act.
The performing arts center is a 1,061-seat venue, designed to host grand operas, musicals, symphonies, choral concerts, ballet and modern dance performances.